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my sister was a princess who could never remember her crown

March 27, 2013
By laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath


i've decided that we’re all born with a tiny bit of Alzheimer’s in us
if you want to fight me on that,
pause for a moment and take a rocketship ride in your mind
fly through the galaxies, memories, and horrors of your past
back to every time you forgot someone's name, forgot a textbook at school,
forgot where you were going
or forgot who you were.
you've had to fight the raging sea-monster to get yourself back.
i'll tell you the story of the day i found my little sister sitting on the staircase
she'd started to climb and then, in an instant, didn't know what was going on
she stopped and sat down and tried to remember,
but she couldn't, not without my help.
forgetting our plans and forgetting what makes us special,
we need someone to come along and
patiently remind us.



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on May. 14 2013 at 7:32 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you so much :)

on May. 14 2013 at 12:59 pm
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Wow, that was really beautiful. I love how it ended- I didn't expect that to be the message of the poem at all.  I love the imagery - it was absolutely perfect. Awesome job!

on May. 13 2013 at 8:57 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you :)

on May. 13 2013 at 10:09 am
ChocolateLove SILVER, Warsaw, Other
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Awesome poem :). I love it. :D 

on Apr. 10 2013 at 7:52 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you so much :)

KylieK GOLD said...
on Apr. 10 2013 at 7:38 pm
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

Hmm... I love the construction behind it all: the way that it's not just a poem, but it's a story. It's almost as if everything was sort of effortless: the imagery, the words, the depth. Nice job, Lauren!

on Apr. 9 2013 at 4:48 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you :)

on Apr. 9 2013 at 4:47 pm
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

Really awesome Poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!'m

on Apr. 8 2013 at 4:52 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

You're so sweet, oh my, thank you so much.

on Apr. 8 2013 at 4:51 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you so much :)

on Apr. 8 2013 at 3:34 pm
paleteenager PLATINUM, Fountain Hills, Arizona
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I loved this. Honestly, if there was any critiquing to be done on your poems I would and I feel bad for just saying "I love this!" on all of them, but it's true.

on Apr. 8 2013 at 10:19 am
Doctorbug BRONZE, Washington Island, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."` Isaiah 26:3

I really liked all of your poems but I think this one's the best :)...probably because it's the most relatable, lol!   Wonderful rhythm with lots of truth packed into it. Awesome!

on Apr. 7 2013 at 9:45 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Thank you! Yes, I like to take on interactive characters when I write poems. Make the person I am speaking as seem real. Xo

on Apr. 7 2013 at 3:18 pm
Under-the-Rain GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Are you ready to go to battle with your mind?- Written by me :)
Lost the battle, win the war//Bringing my sinking ship back to the shore- Paramore, Now

You're is so true.  I loved the beggining all the way to the end. I lve how you question the reader, "If you want to fight me on that, puase for a moment and that a roketship ride..."  this made me think, and you are correct.  This is a "tiny bit of Alzheimer's in us."   You sequence is wonderful, you start off with a statement, then you explain that statement.  Next, you tell a story that you've experienced.  Last, you sum everything up in the last three lines of the poem, which i must say is wonderful!  You are a genius, and i can see why this peom was chosen by the editors.   

on Apr. 7 2013 at 1:13 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

Aw, I'm so glad! Thank you so much!

on Apr. 7 2013 at 10:32 am
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

I feel like crying after reading this... Yes. Everyone's born with their share of Alzheimer's. brilliant line.its such a dreadful disease..n u captured the emotions with such simple words n story.. The title was so great :) I LOVE THIS!

on Apr. 4 2013 at 10:32 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

You're so cute! Haha, thank you!

on Apr. 4 2013 at 10:29 pm
LizJaejoong GOLD, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees"

So like, I'm not saying im going to steal this. I'm just saying that if some one would happen to, it would be me. LOVE IT

on Apr. 4 2013 at 8:01 pm
laurengerhard SILVER, South Windsor, Connecticut
8 articles 0 photos 124 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am gone quite mad with the knowledge of accepting the overwhelming number of things I can never know, places I can never go, and people I can never be." -Sylvia Plath

I appreciate your comments so much, thank you!

on Apr. 4 2013 at 7:52 pm
loveisntreal GOLD, Arcata, California
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Favorite Quote:
"you live what you've learned." -linkin park

i was speechless after i read this. it is so honest and true. i really respect you for not only posting this, but also for being such a good writer. :)


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