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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 Jun. 3 2012 at 4:49 pm
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Very beautiful !!  Loved it !

on May. 18 2012 at 12:17 am
somerandomperson GOLD, Millstadt, Illinois
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forever alone

i feel the same way abou tmy dad i wish he would come back and people underestamate having one

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on May. 11 2012 at 4:52 pm
Tiaya01 GOLD, Ninilchik, Alaska
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i enjoyed this alot, i often wondered what my half brothers and sister felt gorwing up with out their father and i was the one raised by him...

on May. 10 2012 at 7:03 pm
spirtualpersonification BRONZE, Glenview, Illinois
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"Nothing is impossible, the word impossible says i am possible" - Audrey hepburn <3

Incredible! I loved the word choice and description you used

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on May. 7 2012 at 10:12 pm
im_me BRONZE, Lakeview, Michigan
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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us”

This Poem reminds me of my brother and mother and father and how hard it is to live without them. This is an amazing poem. :)

on May. 2 2012 at 12:56 pm
lilyloveswriting BRONZE, Morrisville, Vermont
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thats good...thats really good :) fantastic, wonderful job :D

Haim :P said...
on Apr. 30 2012 at 10:41 am
This poem was absolutely amazing! It made the reader realize, "what has this person been through in their life and yet I complain about mine?" The fluency of the poem made the reader be involved while reading. Keep writing! You have a great talent.

on Apr. 27 2012 at 10:46 am
Bethany VanGessel, Grandville, Michigan
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This poem makes me image what it would be like without a mother.

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on Apr. 27 2012 at 9:48 am
Alexa14 BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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really good poem. great word choice!!!(*:

on Apr. 24 2012 at 9:41 pm
curlygurlray GOLD, Visalia, California
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wow i think your right. i'm sorry for your loss even though i kno you wrote not to be pity but to vent and as a writer thats what matters most(:

Isalam said...
on Apr. 24 2012 at 7:32 pm
Isalam, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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very touching<3 :')

on Apr. 24 2012 at 4:12 pm
CupCake103111 GOLD, Spring Valley, New York
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This is amazing :)

on Apr. 19 2012 at 12:29 pm
Whitterbug BRONZE, Rainier, Oregon
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AMAZING, kids are truly so ungrateful of their parents these days! Keep writing!!!!

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on Apr. 17 2012 at 9:05 am
teamo14 BRONZE, Paris, Other
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So touching! I really loved it.

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on Apr. 15 2012 at 12:07 pm
LunaLives GOLD, South Bend, Indiana
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The part about being tired of hearing others talk about their aweful moms really hit a nerve with me. I'm in foster care and legally speaking I don't have parents. I just wish people would be more greatful for who and what they have. You can't fully appriciate something until it's gone.

on Apr. 13 2012 at 9:04 pm
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Beautiful!!! I love this... could you comment on my work if you get a chance! This is amazing

on Apr. 12 2012 at 1:26 pm
I feel like you just read my mind and wrote it down. This was amazingg .

on Apr. 5 2012 at 10:53 am
flywiththebirds SILVER, Vancleave, Mississippi
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But what is the ocean but a multitude of drops?

it takes a lot to make me cry (I didn't even cry about "My Sister's Keeper") and this almost did. it reminds me of my dad (suicide) and my two little brothers (one was miscarried, one was born too early)

on Mar. 28 2012 at 12:05 pm
VivaciousVirgoVixen SILVER, Surat, Other
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I am almost in tears... I love it!! :'(

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on Mar. 27 2012 at 3:18 am
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Wow... I felt the emotion... It was so great.  One of my  favourite work.