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April 24, 2010
By forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

You say that you understand,
But I just don't see how
That's possible

You tell me that
You've lost a pet,
Your best friend moved away,
You saw a sad movie

But is that really the same?
I mean, really?
Is it?

How could it ever be
The same?

Did you ever discuss life
With that pet?
Did it ever tell you about
It's childhood?
Were there ever any questions
You didn't even think to ask until
It was gone?

Did that best friend ever hold you
While you cried?
Make you dinner,
And show you how beautiful the world is?
Did you not realize how gorgeous
This place really is until
It was dull in your friend's absence?
Did you have the sudden realization,
That you'll never be able to talk with that friend
Ever again?

Did that movie ever go to your
Dance recitals and plays?
Was it there at the school talent show,
And when you were confirmed,
And did it plant beautiful gardens,
Everywhere it went?
Did you not realize how much it had
Changed your life,
Like truly no one else could,
Until she was gone?

Until she was gone.

The author's comments:
This is about my great grandmother. She passed away about a month ago and I miss her SO. MUCH.

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on Jul. 27 2010 at 4:45 pm
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

Thank you for all the wonderful comments! They mean a TON to me. : )

on Jun. 27 2010 at 5:19 pm
forgottenpenname GOLD, Troy, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Carpe diem."

No, that wasn't about you, don't worry. That was about someone else who was going on and on about how their dead pet was more important than my great grandma... it really bothered me.

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on Jun. 22 2010 at 7:36 am
Everhart, Boston, Massachusetts
0 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am a fat girl, trapped in a normal girl's body."

A really good poem. I love it. (Am I right in thinking that you're talking about ME in the first part? Because I did say I understood and could relate in a teeny tiny way by all those things... Whatever.)

on Jun. 17 2010 at 8:19 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
7 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

Thats so sad :( But it was soooo good ! Don't stop writing your so good :) Come check out my poems , thank youu :)

on Jun. 17 2010 at 9:19 am
ShadesOfPale SILVER, Williamsburg, Kentucky
6 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't go a day being with someone that you CAN live without.

My best friend died years ago, and I still miss her very much...This poem made me feel very much, because of that...Much appreciated :) great job!

on Jun. 17 2010 at 12:23 am
RFrocker23 PLATINUM, Ballwin, Missouri
22 articles 1 photo 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

I thought this was great. Really deep. It was very relatable and I really liked that about it.

on Jun. 16 2010 at 5:14 pm
inksplatters21 SILVER, Mason, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Character is how you live when no one is watching."

You wrote this in a way that makes it easy for people to relate to.  i'm sorry about your grandmother (if that part was real)

on Jun. 16 2010 at 11:36 am
thezebrasgray PLATINUM, Taylorsville, Utah
46 articles 0 photos 231 comments
amazing! it's 99% perfect!

on Jun. 16 2010 at 8:35 am
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
14 articles 0 photos 498 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

this poem is amazing!!! just wonderful!!! i'm so sorry about your grandmother but she'll always be in your heart and she would be so proud of you for writing this!!! please check out some of my work when you get the chance

on Jun. 15 2010 at 4:34 pm
TheSummoningFreak PLATINUM, Lugoff, South Carolina
41 articles 0 photos 122 comments

Favorite Quote:
if you can never let yourself fall you'll never know what it's like to love

 i loved this piece so much. so sad and i just loved it

on Jun. 15 2010 at 2:59 pm
brittanyelsie GOLD, Highland, Indiana
10 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
–Walt Disney

this is so beautiful, i want to cry! i can feel the emotion in this. this is absolutely magnificent!

on Jun. 14 2010 at 10:47 pm
beyond_love_x SILVER, Spring City, Pennsylvania
9 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

This is truly beautiful. You can tell a lot went into this, a lot of emotions are apparent throughout-- really well done.

on Jun. 14 2010 at 6:42 pm
Daydreamer14 PLATINUM, Norman, Oklahoma
40 articles 3 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." - John Lennon

Beautiful poem.

on Jun. 3 2010 at 1:02 am
littlebrownpet PLATINUM, Pune, Other
21 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

Wonderful poem! Since this poem is in past tense, i think you should make these lines in past tense as well, "make you dinner, and show you how beautiful the world is?" 

just a suggestion :)