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December 17, 2008
By AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
AmbRawr BRONZE, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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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margot13 said...
on Oct. 29 2011 at 4:48 pm
margot13, Skokie, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a tale told by an idiot- full of noise and furry, in the end signifying nothing." Macbeth by William Shakespeare

This poem is beautiful. I swear I started tearing up.

on Oct. 28 2011 at 7:29 am
CreativelyUnique SILVER, Jackson, Michigan
9 articles 18 photos 19 comments
This poem is really powerful, I can really feel the strong emotion. You did a great job, keep up the good work

on Oct. 27 2011 at 5:01 pm
Lady-Milano BRONZE, Richardsbay, Other
1 article 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When ever someone says life is so hard I'm tempted to ask,compared to what?"

i was one of the people who always complained,but from today onwards im thankfull i still have a mother. great poem

on Oct. 27 2011 at 1:03 pm
Natasha1994 SILVER, Arizona City, Arizona
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it is very deep and very good i can feel the emotion with the words  i am sorry for what you went through

 


on Oct. 26 2011 at 12:31 pm
NiklausMikaelson1864 SILVER, Southwest Harbor, Maine
5 articles 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Please note that I am saying this as I twirl my metaphorical mustache." ~Talon McCallister

Very deep. I love it.

blwblw1 SILVER said...
on Oct. 25 2011 at 12:38 pm
blwblw1 SILVER, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
8 articles 1 photo 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Reading takes you into a world far beyond your eyes can see.
and
L'amor Che More il Sole e L'altre Stelle

i never knew there was such a great writter so close to me........great job:)

on Oct. 24 2011 at 10:53 am
MarieLouiseA SILVER, Newmarket, Other
5 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing's Impossible, The world is your dream.
In your eyes, the sky's a different blue.

This is a great piece of work. (: If anyone could read some of my work and give me some feedback i'd really appriciate it, im new to this (:

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 22 2011 at 10:51 am
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

Great poem, beautiful really. Maybe you could check out my poem sometime?

irishlass317 said...
on Oct. 17 2011 at 4:22 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 134 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

This is amazing. I absolutely loved it!

on Oct. 9 2011 at 8:31 pm
novella_vialli SILVER, OakBrook, Illinois
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I really liked your poem!

on Oct. 9 2011 at 4:16 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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Oh this is so touching and heart-wrenching...I love it! It's sad and sweet and pure and lovely...Amazing!

on Oct. 9 2011 at 3:29 pm
Artemis--Sherwood GOLD, Hemet, California
16 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're all stories in the end."

I love this poem because it has this amazing raw emotion and you can picture what you're trying to tell us quite well. Keep it up. :)

on Oct. 9 2011 at 2:51 pm
Laura_Oliver GOLD, Manchester, Connecticut
12 articles 2 photos 122 comments
Spectacular poem. And I would appreciate it if you could check out some of my work, like "True Colors".

on Oct. 9 2011 at 2:46 pm
BloodyMarreh SILVER, Teaneck, New Jersey
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you are simply and greatly amazing, i am sorry for your loss. this really was a touching poem. very heatfelt writing i must add. please stay strong <3

on Oct. 9 2011 at 2:10 pm
DoloresDarling, Cambridge, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Sarah Michelle Gellar- [on the importance of reading] I love books. I\'m constantly afraid we\'re moving into this digital era where books are going to go away, and to me books are the basis to everything in life. Reading is how we function.

I know you already have many comments over your amazing poem here ^ <3

I love this <3 It's simply amazing..and I love it.  I'm sorry about your loss, but it's good that your writing about it. 


on Oct. 9 2011 at 11:24 am
AbigailElizabeth SILVER, Medina, Minnesota
8 articles 0 photos 79 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Scars are souvenirs you never lose" - Goo Goo Dolls

and still at sixteen...

i really like that - how you say that. it gives character to this amazing peice of work that's so mysterious, yet so understandable. 


on Oct. 9 2011 at 8:42 am
KPetty13 BRONZE, Saint Cloud, Florida
4 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you're lucky enought to be different, never change." ~ Taylor Swift

Great Poem, and I am sorry for your loss. Stay strong <3

on Oct. 9 2011 at 1:08 am
Caban37104 BRONZE, Vineland, New Jersey
3 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
You all laugh at me because I'm different, yet I laugh at you because you're all the same.

Great Work.! =]

 

Check out my pagee


on Sep. 28 2011 at 8:45 am
fallen_angel420 PLATINUM, Centerville, Ohio
21 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.

i know how you feel, except i was only 9 months old when my mom took her life... if you get the time , you should check out some of my work... great job on the poem.

on Sep. 17 2011 at 11:34 pm
Fangstorm_The_Vampire GOLD, Tehachapi, California
15 articles 1 photo 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's a bird!
It's a midget!
NO. it's...... EDWARD ELRIC.

So sweet...I'm sorry for your loss