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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Brooke M. said...
on May. 17 2009 at 9:08 pm
That was awesome!

You deserved to be published in the magazine.

Will you please read my poem? THANKS!

It's about my parents divorce.

on May. 17 2009 at 4:03 am
Tamara*Monta BRONZE, Warren, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
never regret sompthing that once made u smile

*WOW* That was soo good. I can truly relate to this poem because my dad died when I was 9 months old. So I really never knew him because I was so little. The part I liked was when you were talking about people saying their parent or mom was horrible. You can only wonder what it would be like to have a mom or dad and you wanna tell them how lucky they are and they just dont understand. This poem truly touched my heart. It was a greatly amazing poem... <3 Tamara <3

on May. 16 2009 at 1:11 am
madegclover6 SILVER, Van Nuys, California
6 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
idk i have alot

that was really moving i lost a parent so i get what u mean. keep writing!

KiKi3 SILVER said...
on May. 15 2009 at 12:50 pm
KiKi3 SILVER, Toledo, Ohio
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Your poem is so beautiful. I lost my mother when I was four, so I can truly relate. Keep writing!!

jlacey said...
on May. 14 2009 at 2:58 pm
I lost my mom when I was 17. Needless to say that I can relate to this poem. Its beautifully written.

on May. 14 2009 at 1:17 am
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

Very good, very sad. Nice theme.

on May. 13 2009 at 4:04 am
madegclover6 SILVER, Van Nuys, California
6 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
idk i have alot

thats really good i can relate to this

on May. 12 2009 at 12:19 am
eternalsunset BRONZE, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." --Perks of Being a Wallflower

great poem! I truly mean it. You're a talented writer; keep at it. Check out my poem, The Fog if you like. It has a similar theme.


on May. 11 2009 at 1:12 am
ali wlad BRONZE, Las Vegas, Missouri
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you are a great writer. and i love your poem. your mom would be proud of you

on May. 8 2009 at 11:47 pm
i really enjoyed this poem. it was really sad. i can actually say that i can relate to this but instead of my mother it was my dad. but he didn't die. he was arrested when i was super young. i don't even know what he looks like. i'm sorry though. but this is really good. keep writing

Whisper said...
on May. 8 2009 at 6:21 pm
I like the poem because it talks about the girl life.

Brndi said...
on May. 7 2009 at 8:22 pm
this one i can relate to... i lost my mom at a young age and i can tell you now that i hardly remember any of the happy memories.. very good poem keep writing!!

on May. 6 2009 at 9:50 pm BRONZE, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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wow this is incredible. I am speechless.

on May. 6 2009 at 3:21 am
this poem made me cry. it was heartfelt and felt real and i find it somewhat inspiring.

on May. 5 2009 at 10:45 pm
Very beautiful, it acully puts a point of view of millions of daughters/Sons who don't know what it feels like to not have a mother. for me a father, Which this is how he died. And I was young. Write more ^_^

~*~Helen~*~ said...
on May. 5 2009 at 4:54 pm
This Poem is very Beautiful I loved it. I feels so powerful and Sincere.

Please go check out my poems :):)!!


on May. 4 2009 at 11:51 am
Gabbi Atwell BRONZE, Tipp City, Ohio
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This is really filled with emotion and I love how you wrote it. You gave it real meaning. Niceeee job!!

Alik_=) SILVER said...
on May. 2 2009 at 9:22 pm
Alik_=) SILVER, Rochester, Illinois
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this is a beautiful piece! I luved it!

I could use some help with mine if anyone could help me critique it!

despurlock said...
on May. 2 2009 at 2:11 am
That is beautiful. Truly and wholly. I can relate, which makes it even more breathtaking. Phenomenal.

on May. 1 2009 at 9:34 pm
Anna-Marie Meyer SILVER, Abingdon, Illinois
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I can sort of relate, becuase my great-grandmother died when I was about four..I was really, really close to her..Saw her literally every day..The poem, like those before my comment said, draws you in, not knowing what to expect..Very deep, and very good.

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