Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

I Still Hear Her - Poem by Mary Nagy

Will I ever lose the feeling
of that lonely little girl?
Am I trying to forget her
or just cope within this world?

It’s so easy to ignore her
as I go about my day.
I never have to mention
all the things I hear her say.

Like, ''You know you’re just not good enough''
or ''You shouldn’t even try''.
I could pretend I never hear
her when she starts to cry.

It’s hard to move towards happiness
and leave her in the past.
She needs to see she’s made it
and this time it’s going to last.

I’m going to make her happy
and show her she can win.
I owe it to that little girl
that’s screaming from within.

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  • Brian Dorn (6/28/2006 10:11:00 AM)

    Mary, I'd suspect that little girl is responsable for so much of your great poetry, so kudos to her. Great poem, very insightful.
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  • (3/14/2006 2:51:00 PM)

    This is absolutely brilliant, how can we have a maximum of 10 per vote when this has just ran way past that line.Love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2005 7:37:00 AM)

    Mary, this is so touching! I hope that little girl finds complete happiness and can always avoid the pain of the past! (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 4:55:00 PM)

    mary you deserve 20...deeply understood... (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 3:59:00 PM)

    Excellent Mary. Written with that extra bit of 'fog' tomake the reader wonder about whose identity this is.
    This inspires me, watch for one to follow.
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  • Ernestine Northover (12/11/2005 2:16:00 PM)

    Perhaps we will always have that 'child' within us Mary, because it is so hard to grow up and face the world. It's tough out there, but keep that smile on your face, cos you're just lovely with it. Nice poem, it was very moving and beautifully written. Love Adopted Mom XXX (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 1:31:00 PM)

    Pain, and memories of that destruction of self-esteem - 'you'll never be any good unless..'; and gratitude that it wasn't worse; and that idea that lingers that 'no-one but me...' - Mary, this poem stirs up so much... I'm grateful that you've written it, and simply hope that for you and me and others, such situations spur us on to 'correct the balance' in our living for others... Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2005 1:27:00 PM)

    In time, I'm sure you can win the battle between you and your own insecurities. I think that everyone faces a similar battle. Great work, Mary.


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  • (12/11/2005 12:59:00 PM)

    This good Mary. I like the way that the reader is not quite sure who the little girl is. You managed to continue the ambiguity right to the end: even the last line is open to question.

    Well done Mary you've created something rather original here.


    Denis Joe
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 11, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, January 5, 2007

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