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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 Sep. 17 2011 at 3:06 pm
GLover7521 BRONZE, Merrill, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
Don't try so hard because the best things in life come when you least expect them.

This is absolutely beautiful. It really touched me since this poem basically descrbes my life since I lost my mother a year and a half ago. You did such I good job writing this.. Thank you

on Sep. 13 2011 at 9:30 am
literateViolet BRONZE, Miami, Florida
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this really came from your heart and experience great poem very touching

on Sep. 9 2011 at 9:48 am
That was deep and really hit my soul.I know how it feels to lose some one that close i almost cried reading this thinking of my grandmother

on Sep. 3 2011 at 12:25 am
MeLoveCookieMonster BRONZE, Delaware, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Loving someone who hates you is the most courage you will ever have.

- by: Andrea Shrewsbery

this is a beautiful poem. very very touching

on Aug. 31 2011 at 10:45 am
StarDayDreamer, Carrollton, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments
I love the flashbacks! :D

on Aug. 30 2011 at 6:57 pm
Brandywrote PLATINUM, San Jose, California
28 articles 10 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
“maybe I can help”

“Ah, yes, you want to be a writer don’t you?”

“You say that as if it’s a bad thing”

“No, no. just a lonely thing. Sometimes the world you create on the page seems more friendly than the lives in the world you actually live in.

that's realllllllly beautiful.

on Aug. 29 2011 at 8:25 pm
InTheSpiritOfRain, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
0 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I like writing"

Aww...that's so sad. It makes us realize that we're lucky to have what we have. Very nice.

on Aug. 28 2011 at 7:56 pm
Myvoice4change SILVER, Other, Other
9 articles 3 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

This is so deep and emotional. It's like my thoughts in a almost exactly how I would say them...except about my Grandpa...

on Aug. 26 2011 at 11:35 pm
Rachel Loepker BRONZE, West Lafayette, Indiana
4 articles 0 photos 8 comments
You are a very talented artist. You captured my thoughts exactly except for my dad. May God give you the peace He gave me.

on Aug. 26 2011 at 11:07 pm
MaggieElaine GOLD, Los Alamos, California
11 articles 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As I hide behind these books I read, while scribbling my poetry,
like art could save a wretch like me, with some ideal ideology that no one can hope to achieve.
And I am never real; it is just a sketch of me.
And everything I made is trite and cheap and a waste of paint, of tape, of time." - Bright Eyes

Amazing. You are an extraordinary writer. <3 So sad though...

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on Aug. 26 2011 at 10:31 pm
hope95 SILVER, Hamilton, Ohio
6 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
life is hard but death is cruel so put your big girl boots on and deal with it. my life has been harsh but im learning to deal with it one day at a time. life is like a box of chocolates, you never know watchya gonna get:)

mi father passed away wen i waz six so i can rlly relate. especially wen u say u can remember her singing tho u can no longer hear her voice... i can remember mi fathers laugh but no longer remember it. i rlly loved this n i hope u keep writing. itt gave me sum great inspiration.

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on Aug. 26 2011 at 11:56 am
Tori.T GOLD, Outlook, Washington
10 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
I Love To Write When I am Down. In Life Writting Will be In Me.

This Is Amazing.! Sad to..! but keep up the good work. I can compare this to some my work i haven't publish..! But Yours is way better.!


on Aug. 26 2011 at 10:31 am
AlwaysAntlers SILVER, Kingsport, Tennessee
5 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.”
― Charles de Lint, (from his book,The Blue Girl)

This is great! it almost made me cry.

on Aug. 23 2011 at 1:17 pm
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
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nightstalker part three, four, and five is now out! Go check it out if you liked the first and second! :)(:

on Aug. 20 2011 at 5:39 pm
snaomi PLATINUM, Cheshire, Connecticut
43 articles 0 photos 38 comments
Your poem is incredible, raw, and so heartfelt.  The little details and the fast changes of topic create a brilliant but completely sad flow.  Amazing.

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on Aug. 19 2011 at 5:47 am
cheryl0424, West Covina, California
0 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"— John Keating

This is beautiful. Outstanding job.

on Aug. 16 2011 at 7:46 pm
aspiringdreamer SILVER, Carlsbad, California
7 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

This was phenomenal, absolutely flawless. You are a very talented poet, I really love this piece. :)

on Aug. 15 2011 at 4:20 pm
Dreamscape7 SILVER, Ada, Oklahoma
6 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"To admit you are wrong is to admit you are wiser now then ever before." -?

That was amazing! I lost my mom too. Alcoholism, and "other" things took her out of my life and I felt like it just grabbed at me. Wish I could have come up with it. Definately going to have to check out your other writings.

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on Aug. 13 2011 at 10:56 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Soooo beautiful! Wish I could think and write like you...

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on Aug. 10 2011 at 11:37 am
AMJaeh DIAMOND, Gallatin, Tennessee
51 articles 80 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
you don't have to understand the language to know its Poetik written Muzyk~PoetikMuzyk
Not Everything is ours to keep, no matter how hard we had to fight for it~PoetikMuzyk
‎"The face of my enemy only frightens me when I see how much it resembles mine"
- Stanislaw J. Lec

a few neurons can make us all a morons dont you think?

brought tears to my eyes....