Memories MAG

December 17, 2008
By AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
We choose the love we think we deserve ~The Perks


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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on Jan. 9 2010 at 9:05 pm
stmsgirl210 BRONZE, Bartlett, Illinois
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This poem really is amazing!! It is beautiful and touching but also sad at the same time. The poem is so deep full with so many emotions. This poem felt like one of those you cant stop reading. Your an awesome writer dont stop writing.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 6:42 pm
Mohammed Hussain GOLD, New York City, New York
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This poem was amazing. The emotions come across really well. I applaud you for it.

booklover said...
on Jan. 9 2010 at 6:40 pm
I loved it. very passionate and deep and i'm sorry for your lost i lost my grandfather and even though it was about five yeas ago sometimes i still expect him to be lying in bed or sitting in his room when i walk in.

ashleysbff said...
on Jan. 9 2010 at 5:44 pm
wow.thats all i can say.i can sorta feel ur pain b/c i was adopted by my aunt when i was 2 and rarely get to see my mother.u r an amazing writer and i hope u go far with writing in life.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 5:38 pm
ninjaaboo BRONZE, Ledyard, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
boys call me when they feel freaky hott(:

This really gave me a good idea of what it's like to not have a mother. Your poem is very powerfull and really made me realize I take advantage of having a mom.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 4:51 pm
Agatha25 BRONZE, Surbiton, Other
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For this poem to get accros it's message properly is very hard, you have nailed this comletely. It is a very good poem. My brother died 2 years ago so I was used to him being around I felt crushed when I found out. I understand your sadness xxxx

on Jan. 9 2010 at 3:56 pm
oliviarose SILVER, Wellington, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live as if you'll die tomorrow, learn as if you'll live forever." -Ghandi

This was very good, it was really powerful and sad but very well written too. Great job.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 1:22 pm
Internallybeautiful BRONZE, Tilson, New York
3 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass is it about learning how to dance in the rain"

i really liked this it gave me a ense of what it must feel like not to have a mother.Great Job

on Jan. 9 2010 at 11:28 am
fantasyfreak294 BRONZE, Somewhere Cool, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
it's not what you say you do that matters, it's what you show you do.

simply amazing. that last line and its poignant tone left me absolutely speechless.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 11:02 am
PinkCleats GOLD, Newark, Ohio
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Wow. So sad, but very good.

on Jan. 9 2010 at 9:12 am
CuteCourt101 SILVER, Newark, Delaware
9 articles 1 photo 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Acting like someone else is a waste of who you are!" ~Unknown

Wow! It left me speechless. I Love it!

EmelyJ GOLD said...
on Jan. 9 2010 at 8:46 am
EmelyJ GOLD, Bronx, New York
10 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A mistake is not a mistake if you learn from it. If you learn from it, it's not a mistake, it's a lesson."

Amazing!!! Your words are music to my ears!!!!!!!!!!!

on Jan. 4 2010 at 8:22 pm
waiting... SILVER, Harvard, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
The most beautiful discovery that true friends make - is that they can grow separately without growing apart

awesome!...

on Jan. 2 2010 at 6:18 am
PhoenixStorm123 SILVER, Torrington, Wyoming
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Favorite Quote:
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius

I love it. It has so many emotions.

on Dec. 18 2009 at 7:53 pm
LostAngel DIAMOND, Jersey, New Jersey
65 articles 0 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Just live your life, if people don't like the way you are doing it then they can get out of it" "if you can't stand me at my worst you dont deserve me at my best"

This poem has brought me to tears. I love it though!

Ridelova101 said...
on Dec. 18 2009 at 6:30 pm
This poem was beautiful and full of emotions. I could see it. I could see the picture painted in my head. I loved it.

on Dec. 18 2009 at 5:25 pm
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
42 articles 11 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

You are beautiful. Inside, you are filled with raw emotion and talent. Never stop writing. Thank you for writing this.

Duckie430 said...
on Dec. 18 2009 at 12:19 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

this is so beautiful & emotional & real, your emotions really come across in the poem.

on Dec. 18 2009 at 11:56 am
Colorful4u SILVER, Orange, Texas
7 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
-Leo Buscagilia

This was an amazing poem. I felt all the emotions.

seabee11 said...
on Dec. 18 2009 at 11:32 am
That was truly beautiful. I remember when my mom died. Now, I tell teens just like me to be grateful for their mothers even when they make them mad because they don't know what it feels like to not have one.


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