Tag Archives: Memory

Not Just a Story

My mom seldom talked about her past, but when she did, her stories were riveting. She was born a child of poverty, the second oldest amongst a passel of children. Her mother, my grandmother, grew different kinds of herbs, vegetables … Continue reading

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A Never-ending Battle

There are days when I feel like giving up. Why do I have to sit and watch friends devour delicious looking food while I nurture my cup of low calorie soup and a bland garden salad? I so badly wanted … Continue reading

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Confessions of an eight-year-old Criminal

  Yes, it’s true. I was a thief. I can’t recall ever stealing something from my family, not stooping to raiding my mother’s purse, for I understood that such behavior was unacceptable. I also understood that we had very little … Continue reading

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Resurrecting Memories

  I was afraid of you from the very beginning. As far back as I can remember, I cannot recall A single incident in which you held me in your arms, Consoled me when I was sad, Comforted me when … Continue reading

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Fearful Memories

She came to her mother in the night smelling of sweat, fear and sour breath with hair tangled into miserable knots crying about the monsters plaguing her dreams which resembled all too closely the boys who teased her mercilessly at … Continue reading

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The Road

Ahead the road lay like a long, straight line. But it was only an illusion. There were subtle rises and falls, Bigger hills and valleys. Turns to the left and right, But always, without fail, The road returned to its … Continue reading

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The Laugh

  The laugh is a miracle waiting to happen A gurgling stream bouncing over life’s boulders Riotous, rollicking wit on which to lighten Burdensome weights from heavily bent shoulders   Fluffy clouds frolic freely through each person’s mind That soon … Continue reading

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