Amanda Saveley

Rookie (December 29,1987 / Omaha, Nebraska)

Who Makes You? - Poem by Amanda Saveley

When I got another girl scout badge,
An academic award,
A certificate of some kind,
You were there, smiling,
Like I'd done something worth doing

For you sat through the endless line of programs,
The initiation ceremonies,
The honor dinners and ceremonies,
Smiling and crying,
As if I'd saved the world or something

You were always there for me,
No matter what,
And when I'd see the other people
Who weren't so lucky
I'd feel a twinge of guilt for them
Wishing there was something I could do for them
To bring back that person
Or at least, make them care...

But sitting at a table in a university
With others I've met along the way
Surrounded by my new life
That somehow doesn't include you
I feel lost
Looking for your smiling face
And I wonder if maybe it means less without you
That you were the one that made it all worth it
That I really did it for you all along
And just don't know how to

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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