Do You Remember Her?

December 1, 2011
By Excelsior BRONZE, Fremont, California
Excelsior BRONZE, Fremont, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I like nonsense,it wakes up the brain cells.Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities." -Theodor Seuss Geisel


Sweetly and delicately, she sneaks into your room,
Singing sweet lullabies to the small figure on the bed
Soothing even the demons lurking in your heart and
Curving the frown on your face into a soft smile.
And after she has no more songs to give,
She strokes your white, soft cheeks with weathered hands,
Smoothing any wrinkles you may have had.
Slowly, the sun began to rise over the horizon,
And, after shedding a few tears onto your face,
She rushes away, leaving you alone in your room.
Now you wake up, brushing the bits of moisture from your cheek,
Staring happily at the place where she had been.

The author's comments:
Recently, my mother recovered from lung cancer, and I was relieved at the fact that she would be staying in my life to continue guiding me. However, I couldn’t help but think about other children who had lost their mothers to an unforeseen circumstance. This inspired me to write a poem about one such child who had lost their mother. If one day my mother didn’t come home, I would have tried to remember the reassuring things my mother said to me. I wouldn’t want any children to feel too depressed to go on with life, so I wrote this reassuring poem for all of those people who lost their mother.

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