Ditto

Ditto

A Poem by Brittany Zedalis
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R.I.P. Mom. 1964-2013.

"

We watch a movie,

about ghosts and love,

about truth and justice,

and hear a word.

 

One word, sticking

with us for the rest

of your life, spoken

in moments of love.

 

I'm on my knees, in 

front of the old and

the new, wind wrapping

its arms around me.

 

I plead.

 

But I hear nothing.

 

There was once a time,

when there was a reply.

 

I said I love you

and you simply said..

 

...Ditto.


~Leaves of Ink 2014~


© 2017 Brittany Zedalis



Author's Note

Brittany Zedalis

For those of you who haven't seen the movie Ghost, a man is killed and the movie is about him trying to prevent his girlfriend from getting hurt by the person who killed him. My mom and I used to watch this movie a lot, and when we first watched it when I was little, the word Ditto stuck with us for the rest of her life. Instead of saying I love you in this movie, the character simply says Ditto.

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I remember this movie well. My wife and I watched at least a dozen times, and she cried every time. It bothered her so much she asked me to never say "ditto." Perhaps she had similar fears? Now, you're living with that memory. I know they say "time heals," but I've always questioned that. I think the scars just become a bit tougher, but they always remain. A touching poem written from the heart.

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

5 Months Ago

My mom and I said "Ditto" to each other our whole lives, so I haven't been able to watch that movie .. read more



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RWE
I remember this movie well. My wife and I watched at least a dozen times, and she cried every time. It bothered her so much she asked me to never say "ditto." Perhaps she had similar fears? Now, you're living with that memory. I know they say "time heals," but I've always questioned that. I think the scars just become a bit tougher, but they always remain. A touching poem written from the heart.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Brittany Zedalis

5 Months Ago

My mom and I said "Ditto" to each other our whole lives, so I haven't been able to watch that movie .. read more
Beautiful, yet sometimes people who unlike your situation might seek out the depth of the words ‘I love you’, and not heard can leave an icy emptiness🌹

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

5 Months Ago

I can definitely see how it can be taken that way as well. Thank you for reading! ^-^
This is a beautiful but sad poem about a vacant I love you in return.

On a side note I still love that movie.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

1 Year Ago

It's a great movie. I haven't watched it in a while...pretty much since my mom died. I should watch .. read more
Yeah. Just...yeah. I could write yet another tired cliche, but nothing quite covers it. So...yeah.


Posted 1 Year Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

1 Year Ago

Thank you for giving this a read :)
Nice scene set-up by the poetry. Create situation and proper use of words. I liked the movie Ghost. A old classic. Thank you Luna for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

1 Year Ago

My mom and I loved the movie Ghost. We first watched it when I was a kid and kind of clung to saying.. read more
Ditto is such a funny word. It's often hard to judge how much depth is behind its utterance. I liked this little piece. It was quite whimsical. Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

1 Year Ago

It was something my mom and I used to say to each other instead of "I love you/I love you too". I wr.. read more
Luna, this is a beautiful tribute. Good parents often develop little nuanced "isms" with their children. It's all about building memories to last a lifetime. Things you can look back on later with fondness, beauty, and hopefully some humor. She obviously loved you very, very much. This 'Ditto' will stay with you for the rest of your life, and she will pop in on you at the most unexpected moments. What a great verbal legacy! Thank you for sharing this with us...:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Bright Ocean Star

3 Years Ago

Good. What is it called?
Brittany Zedalis

3 Years Ago

It's my most recently posted one called Quietus
Bright Ocean Star

3 Years Ago

I read that one. It is very, very good. Nicely done, Brit! :)
I love how you ended it with the word DITTO because it ended with a bang. It was unexpected, but had to be said. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
Ditto, I can only echo what good old KL Goode has already said. A good write my friend. N

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reading this one. Today is actually my moms birthday. She would have been 51 today.
Neville Pettitt

3 Years Ago

A very special day then and she would be very proud of you, I'm sure
Brittany Zedalis

3 Years Ago

Yeah, she was one of my biggest supporters for my writing as I grew up.
WHAT!!!!! DITTO???? There it is ladies...the most unromantic response you could hope for. Something that stays with you

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Brittany Zedalis

3 Years Ago

This isn't a romance poem. Ditto has a family-related meaning to me.
SuspectGray

3 Years Ago

I see.....a personal word meaning you're in agreement.
Brittany Zedalis

3 Years Ago

Ditto is something my mom and I used to say to each other.

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