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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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This is such a beautiful piece, it's so sad!

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Great work!

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Very well written. We go into your story, we put ourselves in your shoes and we feel the same way.

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Your words are strong and your descriptions are heartbreaking and vivid. I love it!

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this is amazing keep it up and stay strong

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@penboy6 read this

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Exqusite poem, I feel your pain, my father passed away when I was four. I have a bunch of half siblings, but no full ones. It makes it worse because I just feel so alone in my situation, I would say I miss him, but I don't remeber him. I wish I had solething to miss.

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That's so sad but thats what makes it so special.
I am so emotional after reading it. I feel bad for you

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I love it! I can relate. Your word choice is simply beautiful :).

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Your tone and language and voice all work so well together. I'm amazed. Good job.

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Wow this is powerful and emotional I love it! I can relate to losing someone it's rough I know. Your writing is flawless. If you can, please look at my poem called reality.

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Ooh, somebody stop me!

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This made me cry because I can relate to losing my mother and hearing people say they hate they're mothers and I just want to be like a least you have on to come home to. You should keep writing you did a good job.

Fantastic poem,very nice

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*snaps* that is DEEP!!

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Wow. I really love this.