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I remember
when I used to get all the attention on my block
I used to wear lovely dresses my grandmother bought me.
My hair was always done in bubbles and clips.
I remember when I tried to follow a figure skater
and I busted the middle of my head open.
I remember getting nine staples
people holding me down to close my cut.
I remember when I was the only grandchild
I used to get everything for Christmas
and traveled everywhere.
I remember when I used to cry so hard in preschool
when my mother dropped me off.
I remember when I laughed then cried
After seeing my baby brother's picture.
I remember sliding down the stairs with my cousins
until our butts hurt.

I don’t remember
when I used to stay up all night
with my parents and watch the sun rise.
I don’t remember when we drove more than 4 hours
To North Dakota.
I don't remember how I got my scars.
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2 Comments
  1. Chloe 4 weeks ago

    What’s crackin Sapphire:

    I am in loveee with your poem, “Bubbles and Clips,” because its like a throwback to my childhood. I used to wear bubbles and clips in my hair. One line that stands out for me is, “I remember when I used to get all the attention on my block”. I think this line is so relatable because as a child, I would also get all of the attention from everyone on my block. Another that stands out for me is, “I remember getting nine staples
    people holding me down to close my cut.” I think this line creates something like a walk down memory lane for me because when I was in Kindergarten, I had cut my finger open and had to get 8 stitches and had people holding me down to get the stitches.

    Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. Love youu!

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