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Memories MAG

April 6, 2008
By Abbye Woodward SILVER, Oxford, Massachusetts
Abbye Woodward SILVER, Oxford, Massachusetts
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Photograph jumps unexpectedly
from the page
Bitter memory previously admired by
a younger version of
Cried over in days
now regretted
Hidden needles act as daggers
Piercing what I thought was a healed abrasion
Drawing blood through bandages
Unwittingly applied
I flip the page
The image lingers for a moment
and eventually subsides
I continue on
But nonetheless on guard
Until, not surprisingly
You appear once more
This time not alone
Beside you sits a girl,
ignorant happiness
reflected in her eyes
How it was the day
my smiles turned to lies
I shudder
closing the book
Wincing at the pain
of my scars
Ripped open to create a new wound

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on Sep. 4 2014 at 10:49 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This beautiful and emotional. Maybe to some people it is short, but it's still powerful nonetheless. It has so much, emotion and you in it. I was there when I read your poem, if that makes sense. All in all, all Ican say is that it's amazing. Never give up, please. Also, congrats on having this published! You deserve it. Thank you for sharing this!

on Mar. 1 2014 at 7:09 pm
dreamcatcher77 BRONZE, Congers, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"People change things go wrong but just remember life goes on"

can you please explaining the meaning of your poem? Im a bit confused, what do u mean by daggers? Or new open wound? 

Mandy22 GOLD said...
on Jul. 24 2013 at 7:22 am
Mandy22 GOLD, Apollo, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"True love will triumph in the end - which may or may not be a lie, but if it is a lie, then it's the most beautiful lie we have."

Wow this is so emotional.. I loved it!

Koralinya GOLD said...
on Oct. 28 2012 at 4:51 pm
Koralinya GOLD, Antimony, Utah
11 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"if you can dream it, you can do it" Walt Disney

Wow. that is amazing, and sometimes I actually feel that way. It's a strong person that can share things like that.

on Jun. 13 2011 at 5:21 pm
freeflow23 GOLD, Durham, North Carolina
15 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
Saul saw Goliath as too big to kill. David saw he was too big to miss.

Five stars!!

alexxeo GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2010 at 10:10 pm
alexxeo GOLD, Saint Helens, Oregon
12 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Absence from the ones we love is self from self-- a deadly banishment." -William Shakespere

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo De Vinci

"Seduce my mind
...and speak those words to the point of
Hypocrisy never seemed so beautiful.
Your lips have it down to an
art. Oh, I know I'm in love with
Speak to me,
'til your lips are numb.
We'll always have pen and paper. " -By Anonymous, Mississauga, Canada

Nice:DD The poem... It's weird how it's short but you can kind of make up your own back round story... Lovley(:

Read some of mine?(: "Lunar Metaphor"

on Aug. 9 2010 at 8:28 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

great extended metaphor with the image being dangerous, read some of mine?

on Jul. 12 2010 at 12:07 am
mandielynnrose GOLD, Tucson, Arizona
10 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

This poem absolutely describes me today..... i love it! Please keep writing!

on Mar. 30 2010 at 11:17 am
Starrlyt PLATINUM, Willard, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars -Les Brown

You've gotten into my top 5.  I can totally relate to this poem.  I like your writing style.  Keep up the good work.

on Mar. 30 2010 at 8:25 am
Alisha62293 BRONZE, Warwick, Rhode Island
2 articles 1 photo 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." Charles Darwin

I am shocked to say that i can relate to this. Usually, i am lol...that nothing i read really relates to me. Your poem was awesome! i love your word choice.

BmmsMH said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:02 am
I can realy relate to this .

BmmsMH said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:00 am
I can realy relate to this a hole lot.

on Jan. 24 2010 at 6:16 pm
Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"the greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return." -MOULIN ROUGE (song lyrics)

depressing, spooky, sad, sympathy........but EVER SO GOOD!

on Jan. 16 2010 at 11:10 pm
makemeloislane SILVER, San Jose, California
8 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
I once read the quote: "Writers are notoriously insecure."

I believe it.

I love poems you can relate to. VERY good.

Pillow BRONZE said...
on Jan. 16 2010 at 6:43 pm
Pillow BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing says oops like a wall of flame.

I've felt that before. trust me.

I LOVED that poem. Brilliant job.

booklover said...
on Jan. 4 2010 at 11:18 am
LOVE IT>!!!!!!!!!!!!!

on Dec. 25 2009 at 9:32 pm
falling-rain GOLD, Layton, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
Getr done!
larry the cable guy

it had me from the beggining. i'ts got alot of feelings in it. i absolutely loved it and it made my top fav poem! congrates and keep writing! :)

on Aug. 4 2009 at 11:05 pm
crushed_vampire SILVER, Loving, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
the whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion

this was really good and i can relate to it keep writing you inspire me!!!

on Aug. 4 2009 at 4:51 am
Hollywog. PLATINUM, Mole Creek, Other
21 articles 23 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all..

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind - Ghandi

I agree. I can totally relate to this and I enjoyed it a lot. 5/5 definitely! You've gone into my Top 5!!


on Aug. 3 2009 at 6:30 pm
KDtheGhostwriter GOLD, Jefferson City, Missouri
18 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You are not special; And I am no hero."

This is pretty deep. Good job.