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December 17, 2008
By AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 19 comments

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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ooops said...
on May. 26 2015 at 3:59 pm
ooops, Erie, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"The opposite of war isn't peace; it's creation" - Jonathan Larson (RENT)

This is beautiful. Stay strong.

on May. 4 2015 at 10:11 am
passion_poet19 GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
12 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Someday i would stop wondering where i went wrong and know where i went right"

this made me cry but also made me stop taking my mother for granted your words are very powerful to me and im sorry for your lost threw you feelings you have help bring me and my moter closer! :)

Setizia GOLD said...
on Apr. 9 2015 at 12:17 pm
Setizia GOLD, Darnestown, Maryland
13 articles 5 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
The purpose of life is to search eternally for the purpose of life

Really like the part about the stuffing machine and its implications of dehumanization, and how it connects with one of the overarching themes of appreciating the value of people. Good work :)

on Feb. 27 2015 at 12:58 am
hate.love.kaity BRONZE, Plainfield, Illinois
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
we are graduating members from the class of f*** off i made it

so touching and even without being able to understand what your going through still so much emotion. beautifully done

on Feb. 18 2015 at 5:16 pm
Eleanor4 PLATINUM, Christchurch, Other
21 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
- Oscar Wilde

This reminds me of when I lost my father. Frightening and haunting but so... real

on Jan. 14 2015 at 9:13 pm
BaileeBoo BRONZE, San Antonio, Texas
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This world is but a canvas to our imagination."
-Henry David Thoreau

That is beautiful.

Rachana1999 said...
on Jan. 14 2015 at 5:43 am
Wow..Amazing..Gosh, I'm so speechless.

on Dec. 15 2014 at 12:33 pm
QureyannaWrites BRONZE, South Bend, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
if this was my forever I would not want to spend it.
-Sarah Dessen

amazing. amzing. amazing. amazing a thousand times amazing.

on Nov. 22 2014 at 5:32 am
Enigmapleet BRONZE, Calicut,kerala, Other
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Believe in yourself.........

heart broker.....  

C.N.M. GOLD said...
on May. 16 2014 at 12:21 pm
C.N.M. GOLD, Carteret, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel."











-Johnny Depp

I am very sorry for your loss and this poem if very beautiful and so inspiring.

on Apr. 2 2014 at 1:34 pm
Kathryn Stone BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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I absolutely loved this!! 

on Mar. 14 2014 at 6:43 pm
ShantelA. BRONZE, Chesapeake, Virginia
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
I am sorry about your lost I cant imagine how that must feel to loose your mother but the way you wrote this poem about her was simply amazing its just beautiful you did such a great job I LOVED it.

on Mar. 2 2014 at 5:43 am
NostradamusClaims, New Delhi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing
there is a field
i'll meet you there
-Rumi

this is simply beautiful...

Brinikins said...
on Feb. 12 2014 at 10:16 am
Brinikins, Peoria, Arizona
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This poem left me with tears! Wonderful job i absolutely loved it!

Lizzy17 BRONZE said...
on Dec. 9 2013 at 11:45 pm
Lizzy17 BRONZE, Cumberland, Rhode Island
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This poem is raw and heartfelt and beautifully written.

quoter said...
on Oct. 14 2013 at 6:08 pm
quoter, Glenview, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If who I am is what I have and what I have is lost, then who am I?"

This is AMAZING!  anyways please check out my poems too!!!! <3

necci SILVER said...
on Oct. 1 2013 at 6:21 pm
necci SILVER, Denver, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
-Women are many things to humans, but the one thing they are not is dominated by men.
-If a single act of hate can do so much damage, what can a single act of kindness do?

That's AMAZING! I love the poem, it was heartwarming, yet sad. I look forward to reading more of your work.

on Aug. 1 2013 at 7:50 am
DerickJerome BRONZE, Cleveland, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
To Live The Life You Seek , Be The best you Can be.

Yeah i understand especially since i did at the age 3

on Aug. 1 2013 at 7:49 am
DerickJerome BRONZE, Cleveland, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
To Live The Life You Seek , Be The best you Can be.

This is really good . I can relate to this so much especially knowinh how it feels. This Is Beautiful . Keep it up . And if you get a chance check out my poem "Only in Fairy Tales"

on Jul. 5 2013 at 12:43 am
AdrianaMartinez SILVER, Goose Creek, South Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Carpe Diem .

The words flow smoothly from line to line. The central idea of remembering and wishing for your mother to be there, gave me goosebumps. The ending made the poem come back full circle, and stuck very well with the poem. This was a phenomenal piece of art which I truly enjoyed reading.


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