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Lest I Forget MAG

January 21, 2009
By Brooke Hillman BRONZE, Warrington, Pennsylvania
Brooke Hillman BRONZE, Warrington, Pennsylvania
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It’s just cotton, isn’t it?
just some cotton stitched together
nothing special

a cotton tee filled with that rough cologne
that strong aftershave
that sharp pepper fragrance

cotton stitched with memories
time strewn together
into the light-knitted tee of my past

he would sit on the beach
a floppy hat on his head
grains of sand between his toes

he would toss me in the air
give me five kisses
dance with me the whole night long.

I want the past
to have the memories
I want them to stay

be engraved forever
not wash away like
sandy footprints on the beach.

But for now all I have is the cotton tee
just some cotton stitched together
nothing special

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on Sep. 17 2011 at 11:23 am
livelovesmile GOLD, Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
I am like a star burst. A juicy contradiction. I'm hard to figure out, but when you get to my center, your suprised! It's not what you thought it would be, huh.

I really enjoy this poem because of it's tone, and like dreamer_believer said "It really paints a beautiful picture!" 

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! And some of my other poems, because I'm new to TeenInk: "Girl Next Door", "Captured by Reflections" and "Longing For Those Days" ! 

I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

katara grace said...
on Jul. 18 2010 at 1:49 pm
katara grace, Fulton, Kentucky
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i like this poem, memories though, even if they do not seam special, are things you should charish...they are apart of you...

on Mar. 20 2010 at 12:34 pm
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

wow this is amazing :) it's so sweet. reading paints a beautiful, calm picture of love. it's absolutely wonderful :) 5 stars. would you mind checking out some of my work? id love your opinion :) oh and PLEASE keep writing!! :)

Gise J. :) said...
on Jan. 13 2010 at 7:37 am
Aww... This poem is just so cute and romantic!

Awesome! You did a great job.

carebearP613 said...
on Oct. 13 2009 at 12:14 pm
This is very romantic i think if u were dating someone it would be something to tell the boy