Birthdays MAG

December 10, 2008
By Jilybeanrb SILVER, Prentiss, Mississippi
Jilybeanrb SILVER, Prentiss, Mississippi
6 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl." ~Paper Towns


I met you at Jessica’s fourteenth birthday party,
where we stayed up all night on the couch.
I don’t remember a word of what we talked about
but I can still see you there, with the blanket on your lap,
and you were laughing. Always laughing.
I’m glad we became best friends.

I was there for your fifteenth birthday –
we watched “Flushed Away” at the Grand.
We laughed about it as we ate cake
in the glass party room where everyone could see us.
I’m sure that if they noticed you, what they saw was that
you were so alive.

You were there when I turned fifteen, and we ate at Friday’s.
I took a picture of you there.
Your dad has it now, he keeps it with him.
And I haven’t eaten there since.

Jessica didn’t celebrate her fifteenth birthday the same –
by then, you were gone.

For your sixteenth birthday, all your friends gathered
at your grave, and we wrote you notes.
We rolled them up tight and put them in balloons.
We sent the balloons away and pretended
you would get them.

I turned sixteen.
I lit a candle; I wished you were there.

Saturday is your seventeenth birthday.
And it’s hard to believe.
This year, I think we will try to forget.
But your impact, it’s still here.
It’s like tiny craters in my skin.
And I will always remember you,
through all the years.
Through all the
birthdays.



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on Feb. 14 2010 at 4:22 pm
Jilybeanrb SILVER, Prentiss, Mississippi
6 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl." ~Paper Towns

She died very suddenly of a brain aneurysm.

on Feb. 14 2010 at 4:22 pm
Jilybeanrb SILVER, Prentiss, Mississippi
6 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl." ~Paper Towns

Thank you :)

on Feb. 13 2010 at 10:06 pm
dancingdaisies GOLD, Westborough, Massachusetts
19 articles 24 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
" you can't get what you want until you know what you want"-Joe Jackson
"Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!"-Contanze
"Why are you talking about all of these thing you're getting & nothing about what you already have?"~MMEE!!:)

oh my god thats SO sad!!! i lajit cried!!! if you dont mind my asking, how did it happen?

on Feb. 13 2010 at 7:41 pm
noelleism PLATINUM, Russellville, Alabama
24 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
I can not dwell on the past, and I will not live on what the future may hold, but yet take comfort and find perpose in the second yet to come.

I can really feel the pain seething through

this poem. It is simple, yet full of emotoin and feeling. I've never lost some body but, I can feel you pain. When I read you words I was there. I felt your pain and tears welled up in my eyes. I really enjoyed what you had to say about life and death. It was deep. And so unlike so many other poems that I've read. Keep it all Like this and you will be successful.:)

on Feb. 13 2010 at 3:23 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 119 comments

Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

Really good, so sad.

on Feb. 6 2010 at 12:23 pm
CaptainFabulous. GOLD, Union, Missouri
11 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
PERSONAL FAVORITE QUOTE::::

"When life hands you lemons,make BEEF STEW!"
-Andy Milanokis?(sp)

amazing

so much heart is put into this poem

really good

do u think u could read my stuff?

on Jan. 8 2010 at 8:31 pm
silent-one BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
4 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
things arent always as they seem.

oh wow i loved it!!! my eyes got watery. tommorrow is my 17th birthday and this poem really opened my eyes to the reality that it doesn't matter how old you are... another day, another birthday isn't promised. thanks! keep writing.

Chelz PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 5 2010 at 10:44 am
Chelz PLATINUM, Iron Mountain, Michigan
23 articles 3 photos 28 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, bite into it and embrace the bitter taste of reality." (My own words)

I had tears in my eyes the whole way through. This poem is very touching

on Dec. 24 2009 at 1:40 pm
Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
24 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love one another." –George Harrison (his last words)

"and down they forgot as up they grew" –e.e. cummings

"The sea is just a wetter version of the sky..." –Regina Spektor

This is a beautiful poem...I've never lost a close friend but I cry for you now anyway. It was so powerful.

jmc.13 said...
on Nov. 17 2009 at 8:26 pm
jmc.13, Dobbs Ferry, New York
0 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather regret what I did than what I didn't do."

This poem is so well written and so powerful. The ending was superb, and the reader could feel the pain you expressed. Fantastic job!

And I agree...I hate when people talk about their own work on a comment.

on Nov. 11 2009 at 9:26 pm
JustWriting... BRONZE, Chciago, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Reading is breathing in, writing is breathing out. Just breathe...

For Paig3Cagl3 you need to stop putting comments about you on other peoples work. You're not even reading what a great poem this is. I really love this poem because it made feel sad and yet when i'm not supposed to understand your pain i do through this poem. its great keep writing please

on Nov. 5 2009 at 3:01 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
11 articles 0 photos 1029 comments

Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxThe Whole Time You Were Talking I Didnt Hear A Single Word You Said B/C Th3 Whole Time You Were Talking I Was Picturing You DeadXx

on Jul. 12 2009 at 2:53 pm
Jasmine11010 PLATINUM, Arkansas City, Kansas
28 articles 0 photos 8 comments
this is amasing i really loved it

on May. 28 2009 at 2:57 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

Beautiful the emotion is amazing. got me glassy eyed,good job:)

Jaleela said...
on May. 28 2009 at 2:32 am
Jaleela, Bronx, New York
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I really enjoyed reading the poem, it was really good, strong and deep. love it love it love it.

Surrealist14 said...
on May. 28 2009 at 12:45 am
Surrealist14, Greenville, South Carolina
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I cried when I read this, and I didnt even know her. Right when I started reading it, this song called Your Gaurdian Angel started playing. So sad!

on May. 27 2009 at 11:44 pm
pinksage33 BRONZE, Woodstock, New York
4 articles 1 photo 211 comments
This poem is breath taking and heart wrenching!!!

on May. 27 2009 at 11:44 pm
Dandelion PLATINUM, Franklin, Massachusetts
20 articles 8 photos 173 comments
This is so touching. Is this true? If so, my deepest condolences.

on May. 27 2009 at 9:16 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

Wow! I'm am so touched by your poem. I'm so sorry about your friend and congratulations on getting this published. It was very good and very well constructed.Keep it up! You are talented.

~~~~~p.s. check out my poems please and comment or vote. Please! Thanks!

on May. 27 2009 at 8:07 pm
E.L.W. PLATINUM, Glen Allen, Virginia
31 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes -
the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.
They push the human race forward.

This is well written and touching. It reminds me of some pieces I tried to write when one of my close friends died - he never reached 17 either.


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