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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 Mar. 21 2010 at 12:14 pm
bluegirl440 DIAMOND, Park City, Utah
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Everybody lies. -House

Fantastic, this really made me feel. Thank you.

on Mar. 18 2010 at 4:26 pm
Faiza.Aijaz BRONZE, Karachi, Other
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This is so great, keep up the good work! :)

on Mar. 16 2010 at 8:41 pm
hazel-eyed-gurl, Meadow Vista, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Never Give Up On Someone You Cant Go A Day Without Thinking About"

that amazing i love it

StarChasing said...
on Mar. 16 2010 at 5:29 pm
There's so much in here I can relate to. You expressed these emotions very articulately, and I think you put into words what a lot of teens who have lost somebody so close to them wish they could convey. Seriously, this is dead on. And it's nice to know there are other people out there who have experienced the same thing and just get what it's like.

Michal BRONZE said...
on Mar. 16 2010 at 4:05 pm
Michal BRONZE, St. John, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"music is the only thing that makes sense anymore.. . you know if you play loud enough; it keeps the demons out."

I am completely amazed. I love your writing. It's real.

on Mar. 16 2010 at 12:54 pm
Queen_of_Hearts BRONZE, Memphis, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you don't love yourself, then who else will?

That was beautiful. There is not enough words to explain this piece. It's!

on Mar. 16 2010 at 4:54 am
xAllegria BRONZE, Singapore, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Ça fait tellement du bien d’aimer les gens qu’on aime, que ça finit par faire mal. Je sais pas comment on survit a ça. Non franchement, je sais pas. LOL (laughing out loud) ®, Lola.

Hmm, i thought 'cheesy' at first click but you actually managed to stir me. You know where to hit the reader for effect. So. Amazing Job. And i hope your not relating to something which happened to you =(

Iamber GOLD said...
on Mar. 16 2010 at 3:15 am
Iamber GOLD, Smiths, Alabama
19 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't think, don't judge, just listen." - Sarah Dessen

Words right from your heart. The emotion hit me dead on. Great poem, I loved it.

Felicia GOLD said...
on Mar. 12 2010 at 5:15 pm
Felicia GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
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well its no wonder this poem was published.

on Mar. 12 2010 at 12:35 pm
WanderingChild13, Riverton, New Jersey
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this made me cry. like seriously. tears are streaming down my face right now. ouch. agh. oh my god. 5 stars.

REESM33 said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 11:47 am
REESM33, PARKESBURG, Pennsylvania
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i completely get how you feel

on Mar. 6 2010 at 9:38 pm
sharadyn PLATINUM, Creve Coeur, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"When the power of love over comes the love of power, then the world will know peace"

this is very relateable. my aunt who was my care taker when wehad some family issues past just a year and a half ago. i remember her but not enought. i see her still in my dreams also just her voice has faded from my memory.

justsamm. GOLD said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 2:28 pm
justsamm. GOLD, Haverhill, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
hide my face;
from my tears.
my weakest link
controls my fears.

this poem was great it has to be my FAVORITE.; but i dont think the point was to exspress people should feel bad for those who have lost someone important. i think its stating you shouldnt take everything for granted.

bmmsdp said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:35 am
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! this is really sad. just think if u never got 2 spend time with your mom. people thinkthat there mom is so lame and she wont let u do anything. but first of all she is just doing it 2 protect u. so think twice when u call ur mom stupid of something harsh.just think how lucky u r 2 have a mom and feel sry 4 people who dont. if ur mom dies will u say o well or will u think about it twice.

BmmsCC said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 10:17 am
this is so sad but it is really good

BmmsBT said...
on Mar. 2 2010 at 8:01 am
I love this peom. It made me stop and think about how lucky I am to have a mother. I am so sorry about your mother.

on Feb. 22 2010 at 9:25 pm
hip_nicole14 BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
-Benjamin Franklin

i loved it and it was very good. i like the discriptive parts and somehow it relates with people around you. please look at some of my wor and see how it is.

on Feb. 22 2010 at 8:35 pm
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take... but by the moments that take your breath away.

WOW! This poem really moved me, you have a gift with words!( Im sorry about your mom.)

Rennie BRONZE said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 5:54 pm
Rennie BRONZE, Abbeville, Louisiana
2 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
You only have one life, so don't mess it up.

-Logan (My little brother)

Wow that is incredible. Very touching... and yes I cried.

xLpoet SILVER said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 4:18 pm
xLpoet SILVER, Bristow, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not the length of life but the depth of life"- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So beautiful, descriptive and paints imagery that is special and makes me want to cherish all that I love.