Lest I Forget This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 21, 2009
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It’s just cotton, isn’t it?
just some cotton stitched together
nothing special

a cotton tee filled with that rough cologne
that strong aftershave
that sharp pepper fragrance

cotton stitched with memories
time strewn together
into the light-knitted tee of my past

he would sit on the beach
a floppy hat on his head
grains of sand between his toes

he would toss me in the air
give me five kisses
dance with me the whole night long.

I want the past
to have the memories
I want them to stay

be engraved forever
not wash away like
sandy footprints on the beach.

But for now all I have is the cotton tee
just some cotton stitched together
nothing special

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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livelovesmile said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

I really enjoy this poem because of it's tone, and like dreamer_believer said "It really paints a beautiful picture!" 

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! And some of my other poems, because I'm new to TeenInk: "Girl Next Door", "Captured by Reflections" and "Longing For Those Days" ! 

I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

Katara G. said...
Jul. 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm
i like this poem, memories though, even if they do not seam special, are things you should charish...they are apart of you...
dreamer_believer said...
Mar. 20, 2010 at 12:34 pm
wow this is amazing :) it's so sweet. reading paints a beautiful, calm picture of love. it's absolutely wonderful :) 5 stars. would you mind checking out some of my work? id love your opinion :) oh and PLEASE keep writing!! :)
Gise J. :) said...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 7:37 am
Aww... This poem is just so cute and romantic!
Awesome! You did a great job.
carebearP613 said...
Oct. 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm
This is very romantic i think if u were dating someone it would be something to tell the boy
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