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Wishing for Amnesia MAG

April 7, 2008
By Anonymous

Memories marred by the attempts to delete them,
She doesn’t know what really happened anymore.
The Incident becomes incidents become “it happens all the time.”
Now all she knows
Is that it happens all the time.

Denial becomes excuses becomes I’m sorrys and
“What do you want me to do?”
It’s too late. She’s already afraid.

Afraid to be pitied,
She clutches her teddy bear, swallows her tears
And allows them to read her a story.

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Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)

really is an amazing poem

I loved your poem.deep and emotional

on Apr. 21 2015 at 10:15 pm
SpeareShaker SILVER, Gryffindor Tower, Other
7 articles 3 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"My tomorrows are likely to resemble my yesterdays. But I shall remain hopeful." -Twice Upon a Time #3: Beauty and the Beast, the Only One Who Didn't Run Away.

"I have tried so hard to do right." -last words of President Grover Cleveland.

A magician shouldn't reveal their secrets :)

on Apr. 21 2015 at 3:00 am
elisenicolle PLATINUM, Redwood City, California
25 articles 8 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
stuck in the suburbs, eyes glued to this screen
wake me up when the world is clean.

on Oct. 9 2014 at 1:39 pm
dis3nchant3d PLATINUM, Congers, New York
21 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Kids that wear black and listen to rock music aren't all satan worshippers or terrible people."
- Andy Biersack

I agree with day_dreamer. It's deep and emotional, yet short and simple.

on Oct. 16 2012 at 12:21 pm
SweetThing SILVER, Paradox, New York
6 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"right now might be stormy weather but it cant rain forever"

i wish there was an authors comment to really allow readers to understand

on Oct. 9 2012 at 2:27 pm
Zithia PLATINUM, Cambridge, Massachusetts
27 articles 16 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love." -Victoria Woodhull

Very good.  Good title.  Consider removing the line "Is that it happens all the time" it is a repeat of what is already been said and the repetition doesn't add much  and isn't a theme throughout so it is not necessary.  I love the flow of this and the format of each stanza.

on Oct. 9 2012 at 10:52 am
day_dreamer_ SILVER, Dover, Arkansas
5 articles 1 photo 3 comments
Very deep, yet subtle and simple. <3

on Sep. 17 2012 at 11:17 am
casperwatson PLATINUM, West Hartford, Connecticut
37 articles 0 photos 55 comments
I think everyone can relate to this. Keep on writing. You have a gift.

Indilove GOLD said...
on May. 8 2012 at 7:33 am
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
17 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

So relatable you did amazing with this piece I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff. this is really touching and just all around I loved it. If you can, take a look at some of my work please:)

Great job never stop writing!!!

on Apr. 27 2012 at 9:36 am
Jaycee92 PLATINUM, Lincoln, Nebraska
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Expect the Unexpected"

Very touching. I feel for you. <3 :)

on Apr. 18 2012 at 11:24 am
WhatsYourStory SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
8 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Believe it or not, you are in control of your own life. you are the reason why you're sad. And you are the reason why you're happy. So don't wait for happiness. Go out and find it. Right now. And don't let anyone else tell you otherwise."


on Mar. 3 2012 at 10:04 am
xximjustmexx PLATINUM, Oak Forest, Illinois
46 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
There's no god. There's no religion. There's only life, what you do with YOUR life, who YOU let affect YOUR life. Bad things happen to everyone, you just have to learn to deal with them.

wow. i can personally relate this... you put into words my exact thoughts.


on Mar. 3 2012 at 7:52 am
JennaAllie BRONZE, Bedford Hills, New York
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most wasted of all days in one without laughter."
-E.E. Cummings

This poem touched me personally, and I love poems that do that. Your writing is honest and simply beautiful.

on Feb. 20 2012 at 10:45 am
Doves_and_Ravens SILVER, Orlando, Florida
5 articles 1 photo 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is not in the stars that hold our destiny, but in ourselves."

-William Shakespeare

Wonderful. It feels like you captured a little part of me in this poem.

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Jan. 19 2012 at 8:12 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments
Wow.... so clear and brilliant. This is great! Not quite amnesia, but something in between. ironically, prob most people r such but no one recognizes or accepts. Fantastic! Thank you! :)

on Jan. 19 2012 at 5:04 pm
idc-wat-they-think SILVER, Augusta, Georgia
5 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
every sinner has a future every saint has a past

wow i hav gone through this this is excellent u have a gift never give it up

Pizefighter said...
on Dec. 31 2011 at 11:14 pm
Pizefighter, Kenmore, Washington
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First though: Has she been spying on me!? Second thought: I think I'm going to cry now. If you can think of word that means painfully beautiful I will use it to describe this work of art.

vazenitran98 said...
on Dec. 28 2011 at 7:56 pm
vazenitran98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
0 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,I met a man who had no feet."

Touched me somewhere deep inside.