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. 10 2012 at 7:30 pm
poetryboy21 BRONZE, Newport, North Carolina
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This is so good. I can totally relate to this. I know how it feels also as I lost my mother when I was 8 years old, and I am sixteen now, too. I love your story telling in the poem. Keep it up!

Payton SILVER said...
on Jan. 9 2012 at 3:27 pm
Payton SILVER, Howells, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself because that's whats really cool.

wow this was really touching i know how you feel when you say people talk about theirs mothers in that way and i think that a lot too whats it like to have your here with you. I lost mine when i was very young and i wish so much for her to be here with my siblings and i

on Jan. 8 2012 at 7:53 pm
necrophilikat PLATINUM, Greshamville, Georgia
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This is one of the best poems I have read. It's beautiful and touching. I love it.

on Jan. 8 2012 at 12:58 pm
caligurl98 BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your life is a crumpled piece of blank paper. You can unfold it and create it or choose to throw it away.

this poem reminded me of my madre. She died when i was 1, so i never really knew her. this is a poem i will hold close to my heart.

on Jan. 7 2012 at 3:05 pm
Mimi15 PLATINUM, Belfast, Maine
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Check out my poem 'On our Own'

on Jan. 5 2012 at 8:57 pm
SpaceCactus BRONZE, Bartlett, Illinois
1 article 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?"- Cloud Atlas

Completely reminded me of my mom. She died when I was very young and I don't remember her well but I remember her telling stories. Very touching poem, brought tears to my eyes.

aphids77 said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 8:38 pm
aphids77, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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oh, thanks.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 7:52 pm
ThursdayAngelus, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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because, when they get people ready for their viewing, they do surgical things to make them look presentable, which can be related to stuffing.

Ella1 GOLD said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 7:02 pm
Ella1 GOLD,
14 articles 7 photos 137 comments
This was a truely moving poem. At my uncles funeral I felt the same way. He died when I was 14 so I had gotten to know him, but still I couldn't believe it. Amazing work

on Jan. 5 2012 at 6:43 pm
zadiekatie23 PLATINUM, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
39 articles 4 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

A truly moving piece. Brilliant piece of writing! Thanks!

aphids77 said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 5:51 pm
aphids77, Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Great job! Very heartfelt. Very talented. But I don't understand the stuffing machine.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 3:11 pm
Reversetrajedies SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
6 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am not talented. I'm only passionatly curious." -Albert Einstein

this poem brought tears to my eyes.. i can relate because .. well.. my father is gone. he didnt die. he still alive. with another family. but im sure your mother is proud of you. shes probably looking down at you with a smile on her face, watching her kid grow..

on Jan. 5 2012 at 1:00 pm
Lessette BRONZE, Fruita, Colorado
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you do wat youve always done youll get wat you always got, lifes to short to live in regret, so just go one day at a time.

great job! i loved the poem :] keep writing!!!

aeppard GOLD said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 10:14 am
aeppard GOLD, Essex, Connecticut
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so sad:( a really strong piece.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 9:50 am
Emilyourstruly BRONZE, Spring Grove, Minnesota
4 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

this is a very powerful poem! great job!

on Jan. 5 2012 at 8:09 am
WeAllBurn PLATINUM, Vermilion, Ohio
24 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mahatma Gandhi

I have commented on this poem, and rated it, at least ten times. I just love this. SO MUCH!

on Jan. 5 2012 at 6:43 am
alligator6 SILVER, Neenah, Wisconsin
6 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

This is the most beautiful poem I've ever read in my entire life. My dad passed this year so I understand some of the mysteries and the frustration when other people talk about their parents poorly. This poem is just so amazing. Fantastic job!

on Dec. 31 2011 at 12:29 am
Missundrstoodx2, Indianapolis, Indiana
0 articles 11 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You never know what it enough until you know what is more than enough."

Stunning. Tearing up- if you can put such raw thoughts and emotions to paper like this, you can do anything. Your innocence and curiosity provides such an effective tone for this piece. I'm sure your mother is proud, always there watching over you. Maybe the answers to your questions will present themselves in different ways. Such a thought provoking piece. Not much has gotten through to me lately, so thanks. Good luck with everything

on Dec. 28 2011 at 12:01 pm
Pamplemousse SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
7 articles 1 photo 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be happy, Don't do whatever you like, Like whatever you do" -James Barrie (author of Peter Pan)

Absolutely beautiful and moving!

on Dec. 28 2011 at 4:01 am
rolzpolz98 BRONZE, Pune, Other
2 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
my favourite movie is my life! ( i dont think that is even a quote but still i just like saying it)

very touching.....a beautiful poem!


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