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December 17, 2008
By AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
We choose the love we think we deserve ~The Perks

And I remember she wouldn’t wake up.
Her lips were mushed together in a
Horrible shade of red
They buried my mother in a white dress
And red lips.
And she couldn’t see.
Where are your glasses, Mommy?
And still at sixteen I bring them to my face
And peer through the distorted murky lenses
To see what she saw
Maybe one day …
And I remember it hitting me
Like it does every day
When I hear them all talk and complain about their
“Horrible” mothers
What’s it like to have a mother
I’d give anything to know,
Or at least for them to know how lucky they are.
They know.
And I remember she wouldn’t sit up
And I dreamed of a stuffing machine because
Someone whispered by my ear she was
Cut in half and stuffed
And it made no sense
And still at sixteen I wonder
What happened to my mother?
And I remember her faintly
She doesn’t even smile in my dreams anymore
And I wonder if she’ll ever be proud of me
If she’d ever approve of me
And who I’ve become
The things I’ve seen
The things I’ve done
And I remember her singing
Though I can’t hear her voice
The only happy Christmas I hold on to
Every year
Maybe one day it’ll come back
I used to think
Maybe one day she’d come back
And still at sixteen I hope
Maybe one day she’ll come back …
And I remember she wouldn’t wake up
Not even to say good-bye.

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on Dec. 14 2011 at 11:47 am
Supernaturaladdict BRONZE, Senatobia, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
When you follow your heart you'll never know how far you'll go

One of my Favs!

on Dec. 14 2011 at 10:24 am
MakenzieB. SILVER, Apison, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"~ghandi (and) "No one can make you inferior without your consent"~Eleanor Roosevelt

Amazing piece of work! I felt so much emotion in your words. It made me think about what my life would be like and how I would feel if my mother died (started crying at that point :P). Great choice or words! You are a very talented writer and you have earned my respect! 

on Dec. 11 2011 at 2:23 pm
EmoAngel18 PLATINUM, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Music is my religion, Magic is my kingdom, The dancefloor is my heavan"
-by. Blood On The Dance Floor

this poem made me realize how hard it is for my friends daughter. my friend is 16 and he has a daughter, her mother died a month after their daughter was born and now i try to take care of her and i try to spoil her as much as i can, although she is still a baby i know there will be a day tht she realizes her mom is gone. i try to be there for her as much as i can, i dont know how to handle this issue, im only 13

on Dec. 9 2011 at 10:13 am
Hetalia-otaku SILVER, Sweden, Maine
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This is such a gorgous poem.  It seriously brought a tear to my eye...  This really deserves to be published.  Keep writing poems.

on Dec. 6 2011 at 9:23 pm
MallikaS22 SILVER, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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This is absolutely beautiful......

Sammi• said...
on Nov. 27 2011 at 6:08 pm
This make me feel so sad. It teaches me that I shouldn't take my mother for granted because, some people have a hole in their heart from a missing parent. :( sad story

byebye said...
on Nov. 27 2011 at 12:29 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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This is emotional and well written. I love your use of the word "and" by the way.

Could I have some people check out my work? All I have right now is a poem, Falling. Would love to hear some comments :)

AliLinnS GOLD said...
on Nov. 22 2011 at 9:43 pm
AliLinnS GOLD, Heislerville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you, sweet Kate. And I'm truly sorry about this. I do feel...everything." -Casanova
Kiss The Girls by James Patterson

That's so beautiful, Sweetheart....

ssophiaa GOLD said...
on Nov. 22 2011 at 7:05 pm
ssophiaa GOLD, Falls Church, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"You cannot operate from a concern of how you're perceived."
--Kevin Kittle

this is the deepest, most beautiful thing i think i've ever read on this website. way to take a horrible personal experience and turn it into something incredible. props to you!

on Nov. 22 2011 at 5:03 pm
yesenia68 BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Do or do not, there is no try."-Yoda

Really beautiful, makes me almost want to take back complaints about my own mother. Sorry for your loss.

Loftus GOLD said...
on Nov. 22 2011 at 3:04 pm
Loftus GOLD, Ocoee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

I read this awhile back, and reading it again is just amazing. I love this poem. You're an amazing writer. Keep it up.

on Nov. 22 2011 at 3:03 pm
Silence_is_a_Virtue BRONZE, Orient, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"There is a darkness in every person, as there is a light, one must only remember to turn it on.."

Your poem it quite good. so much emotion is put into this poem, and im sorry for your loss if if you lost your mother. You should continue writing you have a talent. :)


on Nov. 22 2011 at 10:31 am
clumsyteardropper SILVER, Roslyn, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"You can't help others, if you yourself need help" -my sister ;) love it!

So sad. :(  I am very sorry for you loss.  May you allow it to make you stronger.
You live in Allentown, PA?  That's about an hour away from where I live :)

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on Nov. 21 2011 at 5:52 pm
Megan15 BRONZE, Milton, Kentucky
2 articles 18 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, your always in the same place"

Wow, i really love your poem, its beautiful.

on Nov. 20 2011 at 4:17 pm
soccerfreak6 BRONZE, Lapeer, Michigan
4 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be yourself -hilary duff

This is such a good poem, it made me cry

on Nov. 19 2011 at 9:21 pm
InfiniteRain BRONZE, Steinbach, Other
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This poem is beautiful, almost moved me to tears.

R.S.H said...
on Nov. 19 2011 at 9:15 pm
R.S.H, NY, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let anyone get in your way of becoming who you are meant to be.

This poem really tells a story. I know that everyone have their own opinion about their mother.... but you don't. I do agree with you that they don't know how lucky they are. But the thing is... not everyone is the same. Wonderful poem, I love it.

on Nov. 18 2011 at 3:05 am
sunshine7223 SILVER, Holdenville, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"Afterall, a loose screw doesn't want to need, and a hammer doesn't want to be needed." -Me

"Those who observe with their eyes closed and mouths open, are usually not as wise as those who allow their minds to wander freely." -Me

I've read quite a few poems on this site, and I must say yours is literally the ONLY one I have liked so far. I honestly think it is brilliant. Keep writing. I enjoyed it. I love your choice of words, and the method you used. (:

on Nov. 12 2011 at 5:03 pm
BipolarMessX.X, Zephyrhills, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
I'm only human, I've got a skeleton in me
but I'm not the villain, despite what you're always preaching.<3.

I have alot of respect for you and this poem. I know it isnt easy, i lost my father at age 11. You expired me to write a piece on him. thank you ^.^

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on Nov. 6 2011 at 8:52 am
jshawts SILVER, Ottawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will."

Wow. This is an absolutely amazing poem! Although I can't relate, it opened up my eyes. Thank you for your wonderful words.