Malka

January 26, 2012
By hannahbananasplit SILVER, Rockland County, New York
hannahbananasplit SILVER, Rockland County, New York
8 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאד והעיקר לא לפחד כלל
The whole world is like a narrow bridge and the main thing is not to be afraid at all
-Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
(sounded a lot better before it was translated... oh well)


The hole in my heart
Which opened at your passing
Is festering still.
Your kindness and love
Which no suffering removed
Cannot be replaced.
One day you hugged me
And you whispered "I love you"
For the final time.
Next time you were gone
Saw me but didn't know me
I went home and cried.
I cried for my dreams
Daydream where I was still small
And you still were there.
Even in your nineties
You talked with five year old me
As we ate cookies.
We played on the swings
We ate ice cream at Toby's house
And we picked flowers.
I went to see you
But you looked past me and just
Babbled on in Polish.

Last year you passed on
You're in a better place, I know
But I still cry.
My sibling don't know
What you were like---but I do
So I sigh, cry and
Remember.


The author's comments:
This piece is about my great aunt, who lived to age 102 and was a really remarkable person who lived through war and didn't only survive, but rose above it.

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on Feb. 13 2012 at 4:59 am
Eshshah PLATINUM, Galloway, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep." -Robert Frost

this is so sad and beautiful.....

on Feb. 12 2012 at 9:13 pm
TheGirlWhoDancesWithSnowflakes SILVER, Sunnyvale, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the world together."

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

D: Aw, that was so sad. I love the true, raw emotions you put into this piece. I'm not going to cry!!! D,X

on Feb. 8 2012 at 9:38 pm
projectwarbird SILVER, Cordova, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Aristophanes once wrote, roughly translated; 'Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but STUPID lasts forever.'" ~William Hundert

This is a very good piece. Very emotional and well-defined. Great Job!

on Feb. 4 2012 at 11:05 am
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 426 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

good poem :) (again, wish I could say something better, but, bleah)

on Feb. 3 2012 at 1:17 pm
hannahbananasplit SILVER, Rockland County, New York
8 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאד והעיקר לא לפחד כלל
The whole world is like a narrow bridge and the main thing is not to be afraid at all
-Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
(sounded a lot better before it was translated... oh well)

Thanks! She really was a remarkable person. She bought an apartment in a senior citizens' development when she was in her late sixties and moved out when she turned ninety because everyone was too young!

on Feb. 3 2012 at 9:05 am
SuNshiNe007 ELITE, Magee Ms., Mississippi
120 articles 0 photos 348 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never Give Up, And Know That God Will Always Love You!

This is so good! It makes me want to cry..Its amazing how she lived to be 102! Great Job!


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