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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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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
 
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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. 

 
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AbigailElizabeth 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. 

 
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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
 
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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.
 
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Fangstorm_The_Vampire said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm:
So sweet...I'm sorry for your loss
 
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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
 
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literateViolet said...
Sept. 13, 2011 at 9:30 am:
this really came from your heart and experience great poem very touching
 
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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
 
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MeLoveCookieMonster said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 12:25 am:
this is a beautiful poem. very very touching
 
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StarDayDreamer said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:45 am:
I love the flashbacks! :D
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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...
 
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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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Victoria9 said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 11:56 am:

This Is Amazing.! Sad to..! but keep up the good work. I can compare this to some my work i haven't publish..! But Yours is way better.!

 

 
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Clear_Skies said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 10:31 am:
This is great! it almost made me cry.
 
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writerfreak21231This 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. 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm:
nightstalker part three, four, and five is now out! Go check it out if you liked the first and second! :)(:
 
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