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Aftermath (If I Could)

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Aftermath (If I Could)

If I could just remember how to do this;
If I could just remember what to do.
How to move, to take a breath,
To walk the line between this and death;
If I could just remember how to move.

If I could just forget this happened;
If I could just forget this day.
The telephone, the vivid mess,
Picking out my darkest dress;
If I could just forget the phone rang.

If I could only learn how to take this;
If I could only learn what it means.
The screaming fit, the shaking hands,
The words I know, but couldn't understand;
If I could only learn not to scream. 

If I could just remember how to do this;
If I could just remember what to do.
How to move, to brush my hair,
To comprehend things that I don't dare;
If I could just remember how to move.

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  1. Date: 7/1/2010 8:07:00 PM
    This was a very stirring poem. I think we all are frozen during a tragedy at times. Well written..