Memories | Teen Ink


September 22, 2009
By Sarah♥ SILVER, Milford, Connecticut
Sarah♥ SILVER, Milford, Connecticut
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The sound of your sneakers slapping against the pavement echoes through the street. I listened to it, committing it to memory, music to my ears. Your eyes glowed with warmth as you looked at me, and I burned the image into my brain. I want to always remember how it felt when you would gently wrap your arms around me, and the smell of the jacket that you draped over my shoulders when it was cold.
I always want to remember the day I got the flu, and then I threw up on your shoes, and I thought you would be mad, but instead you drove me home and brought me chicken soup the next day.
And the day I was trying to write you a poem, but I couldn’t get it to come out right, since there has yet to be a word invented to describe the way I felt about you...(will always feel about you.) And I had my head in my hands, and I was getting really frustrated. I didn’t hear you sneaking up behind me, nor did I notice you quietly reading over my shoulder, and I didn’t even realize you were there until you put your hand on my shoulder. And I turned around. And there were tears in your eyes. And you told me that it was beautiful, and that I was beautiful, and that you’d never want to be with anyone else.
I always want to remember the streaks of gold in your chestnut hair that glinted in the sunlight.
And the time we went to that party, but it was so loud and the people were being obnoxious so we left and went for a walk on the beach instead. The moon was so bright, and the water had a beautiful white glow to it. I’ll probably always remember that you had a nervous look on your face as you skipped a rock, and slowly turned to blurt out “I love you.” And I know I’ll always remember the way I felt when you said that, and how, when I told you I loved you too, I wondered how anyone could be this lucky.
I always want to remember the way you would bite down on your lip when you felt guilty about something.
I don’t really want to remember that fight we had last week. I told you to go away and that I never wanted to see you again, and you said that was fine with you.
Even more than that, I don’t want to remember yesterday, when you were waiting outside of my house as I got home. And I honestly don’t remember exactly what you said to me, but unfortunately I remember what it meant. I remember that you said goodbye, though. And I remember that a single tear rolled down my cheek, and your hand twitched, like you wanted to comfort me, like you used to all the other times that I cried. I remember I thought that maybe you would take it all back and tell me you were sorry and you loved me and that you would always love me. Instead, I remember you turning around and walking away.

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on Mar. 26 2011 at 9:49 pm
Rainbowmadhatter, Reno, Nevada
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that was really sad..but it was really well-written 

hey and everybody reading please check out my love story love & Recovery

i know sorta bad tile but it's pretty good..i only have the first part there will be many parts tho

please look at it and tell me what you think or/and what it needs

on Feb. 10 2011 at 8:29 am
bigdreamsbigheart PLATINUM, Ypsilanti, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
\\\"When I stand before god I want to have no talent left so I can say,\\\"I used everything you gave me\\\"\\\"

OMG IT WAS SOO GOOD. Your very descriptive, and I like stories that describe the setting and the sound. But above all I love good love stories. :)

Please coment on mine :)


shedevil said...
on Jan. 19 2011 at 7:47 am
shedevil, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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This is really cute and well written, good job! :)

on Dec. 6 2010 at 9:19 pm
QueenOfQuirky SILVER, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”- Dr. Seuss

Wow. This is amazing. :)

on Dec. 6 2010 at 8:55 pm
alexandrax003 BRONZE, Morrisville, New York
3 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When it can't get any worse, write a song about it."

Wow, I really, really enjoyed this. The beginning was amazing and the end so sad, but amazingly well-written. Thank you. This piece honestly made me feel something. Bravo!

alibi SILVER said...
on Dec. 6 2010 at 1:54 pm
alibi SILVER, Corry, Pennsylvania
6 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm always positive, except when I'm not."

that was amazing!!! a perfect mixture of true love and heart break is hard to find, but that was it.  you are an amazing author!!!

krzykrys GOLD said...
on Dec. 6 2010 at 6:32 am
krzykrys GOLD, Baldwinsville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
i have many favorite quotes

okay well the piece is great! its just so depressing. i wish all endings could be happy. hey can you check out my piece call the shot heard around my world? its sad too. thanks!

Rileyy BRONZE said...
on Oct. 1 2010 at 1:33 pm
Rileyy BRONZE, Huntingtown, Maryland
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That was super cute. Was that from experience, or you wrote it just bc you thought about? Again, I liked it alot.

on Jul. 5 2010 at 11:36 pm
love,Haley BRONZE, Atlanta, Georgia
1 article 6 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Who owns my heart? Is it love or is it art?
--Miley Cyrus, "Who Owns My Heart"

This is beautiful. Absolutely amazing. It was so moving and I wanted to cry. That was just so good(:

on Jun. 13 2010 at 10:10 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This article was so moving!  It was absolutely beautiful.  I loved it.

Will anyone who sees this check out and comment on my work?  I'd really appreciate it.

on Jun. 12 2010 at 10:40 am
fictionlover_o6 GOLD, Perpetual Village Tuguegarao, Florida
12 articles 6 photos 18 comments
exactly like H did to me. great writing

on May. 22 2010 at 9:12 pm
CanYouSeeTheCrazy PLATINUM, Cle Elum, Washington
21 articles 0 photos 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know why everyone in this world is so desperate to find love."
"Oh yeah? Why then?"
"Because, it's the closest thing we have to magic."

this is like, true love and true heartbreak all in a few paragraphs. i love it so much, because it's sad an beautiful, and so many others.

on May. 22 2010 at 10:17 am
sparkofheart GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
16 articles 2 photos 254 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Always" - Severus Snape

that was really cute/sad/beautiful/amazingly written! great job!

on Apr. 30 2010 at 5:57 pm
CardinalRunner BRONZE, Holland, Michigan
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Awww I lovedd it!!! The ending was amazingtoo! This to me explains that you shouldnt think that just because your in love youll be with that person forever. Nice job!

on Apr. 30 2010 at 1:02 pm

Oh no ! i'm tearing up..

That was beyond brilliant.

on Apr. 30 2010 at 8:46 am
PussnBoots GOLD, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
12 articles 0 photos 138 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When life hands you lemons, make apple juice. Then sit back and watch the world wonder how you did it." -Unknown
"The world is my pineapple. I just have to figure out a way past the prickly parts." -Me

Awww. 'Twas beautiful. I don't like sad endings just because they're sad, but oh, well. I like it!

on Apr. 8 2010 at 5:35 pm
Green8a8 SILVER, NY, New York
8 articles 1 photo 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
im the author of my life, unfortunately im writing in pen therefore i can't erase nothing about it.-by some crazy friend of mine

that was beautiful

halez96 SILVER said...
on Apr. 8 2010 at 3:43 pm
halez96 SILVER, North Augusta, South Carolina
7 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." -Moulin Rouge

That's so sad!

Yet wonderfully written(:

on Mar. 17 2010 at 9:26 pm
lookingforfreedom SILVER, Edmonton, Other
5 articles 1 photo 15 comments
This was fantastic! I loved it...hated the sad ending only because it was sad. it was beautifully written though in a way that makes me love it beyond that sadness! good job!

on Mar. 17 2010 at 5:57 pm
sidneynicole BRONZE, McKinney, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When life knock you down to your knees, just know you are in a perfect postition to pray."

loved this it was great but said :( but still good