Mother | Teen Ink

Mother MAG

August 13, 2010
By Uglification GOLD, Catonsville, Maryland
Uglification GOLD, Catonsville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I want to learn to drive a stick shift, and go so far away that I stop being afraid of not wanting to come back or not being able to find my way back.

Sweat drips down my back,
black shirt sticking to my skin.
My hair – long then – glued
to the fabric with the salt,
my palms bleed fluid onto
the handle of her shovel.
Lift the dirt. Drop it. Repeat.
I drop the garden tool,
and push the wheel barrel
down the hill in my backyard.
Push it up. Repeat.
One week and two days later,
small pebbles, a pond and
snapdragons lay where the
dirt once did. My mother stands
triumphant near the crab
apple tree. Smiling, she thanks me.

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on Jul. 16 2011 at 5:46 pm
YesThatsWhyTheyFly SILVER, Concord, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
'A house divided against itself cannot stand."-Abraham Lincoln

I love this its a great poem and it creates a great vision.