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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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on Feb. 25 2012 at 5:01 pm
Ginga-Ninga GOLD, N/A, Minnesota
13 articles 3 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
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
224 articles 0 photos 117 comments

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
9 articles 0 photos 2 comments

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
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"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
21 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
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
Margaret252 SILVER, Thrichur, Other
6 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
why are you trying to fit in when you were made to stand out???

jst cant stop readin it over again..simply beautiful

on Feb. 7 2012 at 6:54 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

i think this poem is amazing; it's just beautiful!!

on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:38 pm
Hailstorm13 SILVER, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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This poem is sad, but very well written. I cannot relate to the narrator but reading this had the imagry that helped me to better understand it

on Feb. 6 2012 at 2:29 pm
ghostbones BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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This is a really wonderful poem. It makes me view my mother in a new light.

on Feb. 2 2012 at 3:36 pm
peacelovelife SILVER, Berkeley, California
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This is incredible. You are very talented

Inksy SILVER said...
on Feb. 1 2012 at 1:30 am
Inksy SILVER, NSL, Utah
7 articles 0 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead"
~Benjamin Frankiln
"Love? Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love."
~Moulin Rouge

Yeah, this is definitely going on my favorites.

Inksy SILVER said...
on Feb. 1 2012 at 1:29 am
Inksy SILVER, NSL, Utah
7 articles 0 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead"
~Benjamin Frankiln
"Love? Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love."
~Moulin Rouge

Wow. Just.. wow. I got chills reading this. This is raw, honest, and simply incredible. Keep writing (:

on Jan. 30 2012 at 10:01 am
PrincessJuliet, Trophy Club, Texas
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Such a good poem:) it makes me understand how life is so precious and that i should charish every moment!

on Jan. 27 2012 at 10:32 pm
Dancergirl224 GOLD, Allen, Texas
15 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
I Love You Now and Forever <3
I am always by your side.... I'm in your heart
you should be optimisticly pestimestic

I love this poem... After reading this, I now have a refound appreiciation for my mother.

on Jan. 27 2012 at 10:09 pm
DarkenAngel94 SILVER, Teachey, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What?!?!Dude really??"
"Don't walk in front of me, for i may not follow,
Don't walk behind me, for i may not lead,
But walk beside me and just be my friend."
"You may not know me dont let my name come out of your month, unless your talkin to me"

THis poem is the best iv read in a few nights but also it reminds me of a dark time in my 17 years, my dad in a way passed 4 days before Christmas in '09, it hard not knowing if they are ok with who and what you become, but jus think, they would be proud either way because you are family to them.

on Jan. 27 2012 at 3:42 pm
M2coolTodd PLATINUM, Clarksdale, Mississippi
32 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
" A day without laughter, is a day wasted."
" Embrace your awesomeness!"

I have learned to appreiciate my mother while she is still living and your mother would be proud of you

on Jan. 27 2012 at 2:32 pm
MarleyRainbow PLATINUM, Valles MInes, Missouri
40 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
one good thing about music is, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Even though your mother is not with you, she would be proud of you. Some of us wish we didn't have mothers but we do know that we are lucky to have them even though some do not...

on Jan. 27 2012 at 2:13 pm
BaileyBearXD SILVER, Springfield, Illinois
5 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What we want may not always be good for us in this world"Elenor Roosevelt

Your mother is proud of you, any mother who wouldnt be proud of you is wrong your poem made me, the girl with a crackhead for a mom feel lucky bc i have a mom thank you you have inspired my piece dear mom and i would like you to read it please

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on Jan. 27 2012 at 11:58 am
emattox SILVER, Onancock, Virginia
9 articles 1 photo 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. -Ghandi

For lack of a better word to describe this poem, wow.

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on Jan. 27 2012 at 10:40 am
Mani2x SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was born an original, I'm not going to die a copy.

I love your poem, and could feel your emotion in this poem. I hate to hear you had to go through this. You made me appreciate who I had in my life.


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