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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up.
Her lips were mushed together in a
Horrible shade of red
They buried my mother in a white dress
And red lips.
And she couldn’t see.
Where are your glasses, Mommy?
And still at sixteen I bring them to my face
And peer through the distorted murky lenses
To see what she saw
Maybe one day …
And I remember it hitting me
Like it does every day
When I hear them all talk and complain about their
“Horrible” mothers
What’s it like to have a mother
I’d give anything to know,
Or at least for them to know how lucky they are.
They know.
And I remember she wouldn’t sit up
And I dreamed of a stuffing machine because
Someone whispered by my ear she was
Cut in half and stuffed
And it made no sense
And still at sixteen I wonder
What happened to my mother?
And I remember her faintly
She doesn’t even smile in my dreams anymore
And I wonder if she’ll ever be proud of me
If she’d ever approve of me
And who I’ve become
The things I’ve seen
The things I’ve done
And I remember her singing
Though I can’t hear her voice
The only happy Christmas I hold on to
Every year
Maybe one day it’ll come back
I used to think
Maybe one day she’d come back
And still at sixteen I hope
Maybe one day she’ll come back …
And I remember she wouldn’t wake up
Not even to say good-bye.

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Pumpkinscout said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm
Oh this is so touching and heart-wrenching...I love it! It's sad and sweet and pure and lovely...Amazing!
 
Artemis--Sherwood said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm
I love this poem because it has this amazing raw emotion and you can picture what you're trying to tell us quite well. Keep it up. :)
 
Laura_Oliver said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Spectacular poem. And I would appreciate it if you could check out some of my work, like "True Colors".
 
BloodyMarreh said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 2:46 pm
you are simply and greatly amazing, i am sorry for your loss. this really was a touching poem. very heatfelt writing i must add. please stay strong <3
 
MissDarkCross said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I know you already have many comments over your amazing poem here ^ <3

I love this <3 It's simply amazing..and I love it.  I'm sorry about your loss, but it's good that your writing about it. 

 
AbigailElizabethThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 11:24 am

and still at sixteen...

i really like that - how you say that. it gives character to this amazing peice of work that's so mysterious, yet so understandable. 

 
NYClove13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 8:42 am
Great Poem, and I am sorry for your loss. Stay strong <3
 
AEMarcher2395 said...
Oct. 9, 2011 at 1:08 am

Great Work.! =]

 

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fallen_angel420 said...
Sept. 28, 2011 at 8:45 am
i know how you feel, except i was only 9 months old when my mom took her life... if you get the time , you should check out some of my work... great job on the poem.
 
Fangstorm_The_Vampire said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm
So sweet...I'm sorry for your loss
 
GLover7521 said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 3:06 pm
This is absolutely beautiful. It really touched me since this poem basically descrbes my life since I lost my mother a year and a half ago. You did such I good job writing this.. Thank you
 
literateViolet said...
Sept. 13, 2011 at 9:30 am
this really came from your heart and experience great poem very touching
 
DeepinThought11 said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 9:48 am
That was deep and really hit my soul.I know how it feels to lose some one that close i almost cried reading this thinking of my grandmother
 
MeLoveCookieMonster said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 12:25 am
this is a beautiful poem. very very touching
 
StarDayDreamer said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:45 am
I love the flashbacks! :D
 
cowgirl4everThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm
This is so deep and emotional. It's like my thoughts in a poem...like almost exactly how I would say them...except about my Grandpa...
 
InTheSpiritOfRain replied...
Aug. 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm
Aww...that's so sad. It makes us realize that we're lucky to have what we have. Very nice.
 
Rachel L. said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm
You are a very talented artist. You captured my thoughts exactly except for my dad. May God give you the peace He gave me.
 
MaggieElaine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm
Amazing. You are an extraordinary writer. <3 So sad though...
 
hope95 said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm
mi father passed away wen i waz six so i can rlly relate. especially wen u say u can remember her singing tho u can no longer hear her voice... i can remember mi fathers laugh but no longer remember it. i rlly loved this n i hope u keep writing. itt gave me sum great inspiration.
 
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