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S. A. S. Female, 62, United States (8/9/2013 11:43:00 PM)

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Do people generally remember the bad more than the good?
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Here's a poem I wrote a few years back about my own family.
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CURRANTS
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My father won't admit to knowing
one word of his father's tongue.
In the early years, my mother whispered,
" You Polack, You Shit, " only louder louder louder.
At Grandpa's house, I walked into the currant patch,
a silver bucket in my hand. Red beyond the rain of words.
Red currants porzeczka czerwony, a dictionary in my hands,
Angielsko-Polski, Polsko-Angielski,
mythologies begin with me, my red-stained tongue,
red stains on my stories.
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Sue Ann Simar

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  • Alice Vedral Rivera (8/10/2013 7:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Very nice. I think that when the pain of the bad fades, you start to remember the good.

  • Mary Morstan (8/10/2013 6:59:00 AM) Post reply

    I love your poem! With regard to remembering, I think you begin to remember more of the bad as you get older - or at least allow yourself to be angry about it then. I like " Mother" because it could also be Mother Ireland - ruins her children as well!

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