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 Aug. 12 2012 at 1:09 pm
TheEvanescent BRONZE, Mumbai, Other
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You've done a brilliant job there.! I could totally relate to the pain and longing of the child to the angelic mother who is long gone. My favourite lines:
"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"
Beautiful! Also the image..
Its lovely..Keep writing. Best wishes! :)

on Aug. 12 2012 at 8:05 am
quetta.1996 BRONZE, Flint, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
You can do anything if you believe in yourself.

wonderful poem, I'm new here and i have a new poem so check it out on my page :)

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on Aug. 12 2012 at 7:30 am
vazenitran98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,I met a man who had no feet."

This is an amazing poem. Full of wonder and beauty. That's exactly what poems are. Keep writing and I hope to see more of your work!!

Ollieanne GOLD said...
on Aug. 6 2012 at 1:19 pm
Ollieanne GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
17 articles 2 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

simply lovely, the ending completes the piece in the most heartbreakingly beautiful way. My heart goes out to you, and please keep writing you are one of the best <3

Ollieanne GOLD said...
on Aug. 6 2012 at 1:19 pm
Ollieanne GOLD, St. Louis, Missouri
17 articles 2 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." -Harriet Tubman

simply lovely, the ending completes the piece in the most heartbreakingly beautiful way. My heart goes out to you, and please keep writing you are one of the best <3

on Jul. 26 2012 at 11:30 pm
serendipitee BRONZE, Lexington, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"And I hope she'll be a fool – that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.'"

This is so beautiful, the ending was absolutly perfect. Amazing. 

on Jul. 11 2012 at 2:18 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
224 articles 0 photos 117 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

This is absolutely beautiful. I loved it. Keep on writing!

kmcn33 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 11 2012 at 2:07 pm
kmcn33 BRONZE, Needham, Massachusetts
4 articles 3 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was much too far out all my life / And not waving but drowning

This poem is so beautiful, please keep writing

on Jun. 30 2012 at 7:23 pm
Alixchica66 SILVER, Vicksburg, Michigan
6 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Oh, so you have enemies? Good, that means you've stood up for something you believe in." -Marshall Mathers

Mike, Like so many of the others who commented on this, I also know what it is like to grow up without a mother.  The words in this poem went straight through my eyes and into my heart. Great job <3

on Jun. 29 2012 at 9:26 pm
TheWhiteFlower BRONZE, Greenville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I loved it please write more

on Jun. 29 2012 at 7:47 am
tayrobin BRONZE, Sydney, Other
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this is absolutely amazing. sent shivers down my spine.

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on Jun. 26 2012 at 5:41 pm
Sarah1517 GOLD, Vashon, Washington
18 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
We never really grow up. We only learn how to act in public.

Positively gave me goosebumps. Awesome!

on Jun. 3 2012 at 4:49 pm
CapturingShadows SILVER, Ardrossan, AB, Other
5 articles 8 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
" Reality has taught me that dreams are important, that accomplishing these dreams fulfills you."
-My quote-

Very beautiful !!  Loved it !

on May. 18 2012 at 12:17 am
somerandomperson GOLD, Millstadt, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to destroy to be loved is to be destroyed~jace wayland
forever alone

i feel the same way abou tmy dad i wish he would come back and people underestamate having one

Tiaya01 GOLD said...
on May. 11 2012 at 4:52 pm
Tiaya01 GOLD, Ninilchik, Alaska
11 articles 9 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
They say everything is bigger in texas, but they aint seen Alaska yet..

i enjoyed this alot, i often wondered what my half brothers and sister felt gorwing up with out their father and i was the one raised by him...

on May. 10 2012 at 7:03 pm
spirtualpersonification BRONZE, Glenview, Illinois
2 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible, the word impossible says i am possible" - Audrey hepburn <3

Incredible! I loved the word choice and description you used

im_me BRONZE said...
on May. 7 2012 at 10:12 pm
im_me BRONZE, Lakeview, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us”

This Poem reminds me of my brother and mother and father and how hard it is to live without them. This is an amazing poem. :)

on May. 2 2012 at 12:56 pm
lilyloveswriting BRONZE, Morrisville, Vermont
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thats good...thats really good :) fantastic, wonderful job :D

Haim :P said...
on Apr. 30 2012 at 10:41 am
This poem was absolutely amazing! It made the reader realize, "what has this person been through in their life and yet I complain about mine?" The fluency of the poem made the reader be involved while reading. Keep writing! You have a great talent.

on Apr. 27 2012 at 10:46 am
Bethany VanGessel, Grandville, Michigan
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This poem makes me image what it would be like without a mother.


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