A Subliminal Healing.....

Memories and misremembered childhood 
on edges of periferal visions
Where once they were within my
control ....removed on crude incisions

Don't ever think for a minute you can hold
them down ...... that I've learned
I was watching a movie one night and
in an instant a memory returned

There stepping off the sidewalk a man
disappears instantly in front of a truck
And as in instant recall .....connected
in beginners luck

The sudden vision brought out by
a memory turned .....I was shocked instantly
And as I stood and left the room
to regroup..... I remembered infinitely

Therein lies the benifit of televisions
instant recall .....immediate rewinds
But there has never been a need .....
unpredictable.......the subconcience mind

No wonder the memory does what
it will...... to protect the mind
Reality doesn't care though
that's the truth that I find



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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

ahorseback, this piece packed a punch for me! Several years ago, a casual conversation with a friend triggered a memory of my father making a drunken suicide attempt, when I was 15...came flooding back in vivid, 3-dimentional color. Freaked me slap out! Went home and asked my mom about it, and yup, sure enough, it happened exactly as I remembered it. Hit me out of the blue.

This is a powerful poem!


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bojanglesk8 5 years ago

Beautiful poem.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

tnderhrt , the subconcious mind , funny thing isnt it? Thanks for reading and sharing.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

bojanglesk8, Thank you my friend . for being here to read this .


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Again you have left me speachless. Our minds are incredible things. Healing and hugs to you.


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Insightful look at memories' power. Thanks for the poem.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hello Cheyenne , nice to see you there , I am a healed man . this writing thing for me has done wonders for one and we all heal in time don't we. Stay well my Wyoming friend.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

chspublish, Thank you for sharing.


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Hi ahorseback - Hit the onoff button, twist the dial, see it all over again. Nice meaningful poem that one. Thanks.

Gus :-)))


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Gus , yes it's all good now , but wouldn't that be nice if we had a reset button , stay well Gus.Glad you dropped by.


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Julie2 5 years ago from New York City

I love your photo.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Julie , I was driving down an old road and saw the gate to the cemetery , had to shoot it ! A very peaceful spot . Thanks for stopping by.


Marina Lester 5 years ago

"No wonder the memory does what

it will...... to protect the mind " Wonderful line ahorseback, truly, a very thoughtful write. Love the photo, it sits on the perfect edge of reality and being very artful, it placed me right there entrancing me on the step, ready to receive your poem. Love your work ahorseback! :D


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marina , You are so welcome and I am again humbled by your words. Thanks.

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