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Wishing for Amnesia MAG

April 7, 2008
By Mona Daniella Haddad, New York, NY

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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on Mar. 8 2010 at 9:26 am
Peace420 BRONZE, Williston, Florida
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I like this dude!!!!!!

Keep up the good work

on Mar. 8 2010 at 9:04 am
HaxoRReiGn BRONZE, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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Interesting Very Interesting Nice job

on Mar. 8 2010 at 9:03 am
Aislinnnnn:) GOLD, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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wow. thats really good. what were you thinking when you wrote that?

on Mar. 8 2010 at 8:42 am
AndThisIsReal PLATINUM, Broadalbin, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Dans chaque fil il y a un debut.

This is interesting and touching at the same time. It leaves room for interpretation. :)

in2deep BRONZE said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 12:10 am
in2deep BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
wherever there is love there is risk of pain

this got to me, you have a natural talent for poetry.

p.s comment on my poem too plz

on Feb. 14 2010 at 9:54 pm
brysmarie12 PLATINUM, Neoga, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
I am the author of my own life... unfortunately I'm writing in pen and can't erase my mistakes.

WOW! This is amazing.. it's short, but so moving at the same time! Great Job! Please check out my work and comment, I love the feedback :)

on Feb. 14 2010 at 9:32 pm
Wallflower PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
If you aren't happy alone then you're not going to be happy with anyone else.

wow i really loved this!

so much mystery and i love the incidents line it's amazing and so relateable!! if that's a word keep up the great work!

kengx3 GOLD said...
on Feb. 14 2010 at 8:52 pm
kengx3 GOLD, Ringoes, New Jersey
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Excellent. Wonderfully structured. Keep up the good work!

on Feb. 14 2010 at 8:25 pm
Hollywog. PLATINUM, Mole Creek, Other
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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

This poem is a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Congrats - you realy have great talent. 5/5!!


Love and Sunshine,


on Feb. 14 2010 at 3:15 pm
CaptainFabulous. GOLD, Union, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:

"When life hands you lemons,make BEEF STEW!"
-Andy Milanokis?(sp)

wow i really like this

good job

makes me want to know what "happens all the time"

could you read and feedback on my stuff??

on Feb. 14 2010 at 2:04 am
sammyso3 SILVER, Hastings, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down." Kurt Vonnegut

Very emotional, makes me wonder at what the background story is. Good job!

on Jan. 23 2010 at 9:46 pm
littlebluepenguin SILVER, Rockaway, New Jersey
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I am a sucker for children's books, and the teddy bear line made me very happy :D I also enjoyed the repetition (become/becomes, afraid, happens...).

on Jan. 23 2010 at 5:46 pm
kodyz_angel PLATINUM, Onsted, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
if happiness seems more like a fantasy than a reality its because the tears are blinding you from the light that is trying to shine through

i like this. i wish u wudda said wut had happened. like uk what the memories are of. . . but yahh its still good.

plz check out my works! :) i think u wuld like them.

on Jan. 23 2010 at 3:58 pm
VampiericRain GOLD, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Would you like a side of epic with that fail?

I really like the ending of this. :)

on Jan. 23 2010 at 3:23 pm
innocence BRONZE, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"heres a lie i wish were true; i really really hate you too"

this is really good...i love the ending. =)

on Jan. 20 2010 at 11:35 am
another_teenage_itiot PLATINUM, Huston, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Why are we so angry
why are we so sad
we dont need to stare back
at everything we had

Ive felt this way so many times. I love this and hope you write more like this.

on Jan. 19 2010 at 9:17 pm
forget_me_not SILVER, Chesapeake, Virginia
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i can relate, to such an extent that it brings tears to my eyes.

on Jan. 1 2010 at 1:16 pm
OnyxDivine PLATINUM, Scarborough, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Take chances"
"never regret something that made you smile"
"Forever isn't infinity. It's the time two people spent together, be it a few seconds, five minutes, an hour, days, months, or more."

its like, memories mingle with reality and then pretty soon you're so overwhelmed with what's happening, the only thing you can really do is try and ride along with the waves coming at you.

nicely done. i love how at the end she clutches her teddy bear, its like a sign of vulnerability.

love it.

on Jan. 1 2010 at 12:09 pm
blanking_out GOLD, Bonita Springs, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Follow the leader, but not too close, just in case they fall.

it means that she's been through too much! she is in so much emotional and maybe physical pain that she cant hide it anymore and that cause her to look like she needs help. she does need help but she doesnt want people to pity her. she doesn't want people to feel sorry for her. so she tells people her stories. she opens up to someone, she reveals who she really is so that someone can help her and not just say... "oh what a poor girl".

at least i think this is what it means. Any body agree?

tayerrboo55 said...
on Jan. 1 2010 at 11:57 am
can someone help me.........what does it mean??