Memories MAG

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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on Apr. 19 2012 at 12:29 pm
Whitterbug BRONZE, Rainier, Oregon
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"A rose can't be a dandelion, and a dandelion can't be a rose" -Anonymous

AMAZING, kids are truly so ungrateful of their parents these days! Keep writing!!!!

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on Apr. 17 2012 at 9:05 am
teamo14 BRONZE, Paris, Other
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So touching! I really loved it.

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on Apr. 15 2012 at 12:07 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
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Because I can!-Me "Life is a choice and death is a decision"-Lil Wayne

The part about being tired of hearing others talk about their aweful moms really hit a nerve with me. I'm in foster care and legally speaking I don't have parents. I just wish people would be more greatful for who and what they have. You can't fully appriciate something until it's gone.

on Apr. 13 2012 at 9:04 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."
-J.K.Rowling

Beautiful!!! I love this... could you comment on my work if you get a chance! This is amazing

on Apr. 12 2012 at 1:26 pm
I feel like you just read my mind and wrote it down. This was amazingg .

on Apr. 5 2012 at 10:53 am
flywiththebirds SILVER, Vancleave, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Revenge is sweet, but forgiveness is sweeter.

Revelations 21:23

But what is the ocean but a multitude of drops?

it takes a lot to make me cry (I didn't even cry about "My Sister's Keeper") and this almost did. it reminds me of my dad (suicide) and my two little brothers (one was miscarried, one was born too early)

on Mar. 28 2012 at 12:05 pm
VivaciousVirgoVixen SILVER, Surat, Other
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Don't get mad when a woman cares too much, worry when she stops giving a damn.

I am almost in tears... I love it!! :'(

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on Mar. 27 2012 at 3:18 am
TaurusGal GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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Wow... I felt the emotion... It was so great.  One of my  favourite work.

on Mar. 25 2012 at 6:59 pm
Shortty1314 GOLD, Fox Lake, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"What, do you really think I was
strong enough to handle it?
If you did, then sweetie, you
don't know me at all.
These "smiles" are fake.
Just another lie people bought.
You will never know the disaster
that's behind them." -Anonymous

very emotional :( i can really relate..but in a different way !! great job !!

on Mar. 15 2012 at 10:16 am
HannahBelle PLATINUM, Effie, Louisiana
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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." ~ Albert Einstein

This made me cry! It was so good and emotional. Love it!!!!

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on Mar. 11 2012 at 2:17 pm
This is really great! It was so emotional...love it!!

on Mar. 11 2012 at 9:52 am
Let-Love-In PLATINUM, Chester, Connecticut
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"You fail only if you stop writing."

i dont even know what to say, this made me cry. you are so talented and no one should ever take anyone for granted, because they could be gone the next day. sad, emotional, beautiful, amazing work. 

on Mar. 11 2012 at 3:31 am
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

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this is beautiful <3 love this piece!!!

on Feb. 25 2012 at 6:40 pm
MeHeartYou SILVER, Springfield, Virginia
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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. i make mistakes, I'm out of control. But if you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best! :)

by the end of this, i was waiting for the tears to fall from my eyelids....

love you mom<3


on Feb. 25 2012 at 5:01 pm
Ginga-Ninga GOLD, N/A, Minnesota
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Never Question Yourself. If someone tells you to change, stay exactly who you are. No one should ever try to change you.

I love my mother so much, and I hope I never lose her! I understand love and loss my great grandmother tought me alot and then died last year. I think your piece was written beautifully... Keep writing! :)

on Feb. 20 2012 at 6:42 pm
phlogiston ELITE, Hermitage, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"A day without laughter is a day wasted" -Charlie Chaplin

This is so good! And just so sad. Wow.

on Feb. 18 2012 at 8:43 pm
Garrett93 SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is the childhood of our immortality" Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Very well written! Your descriptions provide great imagery. If you have time, please check out some of my work and let me know what you think of them. Keep writing!

on Feb. 18 2012 at 7:38 pm
randilee BRONZE, Papillion, Nebraska
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"People that are at a loss for words find a way to make themselves heard." - Unknown

This is wonderful. You are a very talented writer.

on Feb. 18 2012 at 2:25 am
CoolBreeze PLATINUM, Winnemucca, Nevada
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The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Mark Twain

This is so beautiful.

on Feb. 10 2012 at 3:03 am
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why are you trying to fit in when you were made to stand out???

jst cant stop readin it over again..simply beautiful


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