Final Goodbyes

March 16, 2017
By AlanaHopeFlores SILVER, Spring Valley IL, Illinois
AlanaHopeFlores SILVER, Spring Valley IL, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Come on kid, this is your dream!"

I remember staring at her face 

She was smiling 

And her hair glistened red 

In the hot sun 

I remember listening 

To her musical laugh

When she laughed 

At all of my lame jokes 

I remember watching her cry 

And staring at the bittersweet

Tear that came falling from her eyes

And I remember 

How in a blink 

Of my twelve year old eyes

It all faded away 

I remember coming home from school

Eavesdropping on my parents'

How they talked ever so lowly 

So we couldn't hear the, 

I remember staring at my siblings 

Wondering if they understood 

Because at first I did not 

I remember figuring it out 

And Screming 


Hoping it was all a sick joke

I remember staring at her face 


She was still smiling 

Her hair still glistened in the light 

I remember hearing 

Deep in my mind 

Her beautiful laugh

I remember the tears 

That used to fall upon her cheeks

I remember it all 

The only thing 

I don't want to remember 

Is remembering her

Laying in a casket

Body cold, pale, lonesome

In a black and white lace dress

Her hair straight and limp

With a smile on her face 

That lied to us all 

And how quiet she was 

I don't want to remember 

How we lowered her into the ground

How we covered her up with dirt

And we pretended that she was no longer real

I want to remember everything about her

But I want to forget 

When she left me forever 


The author's comments:

This is a piece about my aunt passing away in 2012. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't want to laugh with her, cry with her, and speak with her at least one last time. 

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This article has 2 comments.

MissM said...
on Mar. 30 2017 at 2:08 pm
A beautiful and sad tribute to your aunt. I'm sorry for your loss.

MissM said...
on Mar. 30 2017 at 2:06 pm
Such strong imagery that draws the reader in. Tone and mood are spot on.


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