Farewell MAG

February 17, 2009
By Tracy Ewert SILVER, River Forest, Illinois
Tracy Ewert SILVER, River Forest, Illinois
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Umbilical cord stretched across miles.
Hand trembles for scissors. Untouchable.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles.

Dirt encases you like newly laid tiles;
“Gone” written upon the casket is your label.
Umbilical cord stretched across miles.

All the family tree is left with: blood-filled vials.
Videos not even on cable.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles.

Barrels of lies float in wake of aisles.
Porcelain bathtub; rocking girl unstable.
Umbilical cord stretched across miles.

Grief tuned into one station. Unmovable party dials.
No celebration with pictures on tables.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles.

All affairs simply put into files.
Memories. Please. Become forgotten fables.
Umbilical cord stretched across miles.
Family wounds uncared for by first aided smiles



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on Jan. 16 2014 at 2:34 pm
BehindTheseScars SILVER, Mooresville, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Wrists are for bracelets, not for cutting"- Kellin Quinn
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon"- anon
"Everything's okay in the end, if it's not okay, it's not the end"- anon

This is absolutely beautiful! You're so talented with the way you write. It gave me chills!

on Jan. 26 2011 at 1:16 am
indieink18 BRONZE, Orange, California
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Favorite Quote:
"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel." - John Lennon

I absolutely love this piece. It is very very deep, and I absolutely love your villanelle structure. This kind of poem is one of my favorites. I just uploaded a vilanelle, and would be very honored if you would take a look at it.

on Aug. 19 2009 at 1:10 am
that had an unbelieveable deepness to it. you are one of the best teen authors i have read this night and your deserve sometime of reward. this was childish or have anything to do with love. our poem took me on a different level and i thank you for that. you are an amazing writer and i hope to see your work published in a book. outstanding work Tracy E. outstanding work.


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