Some Memories are Best Forgotten (but it´s hard)

Memories---- those best forgotten.

Sticking in my throat,

My heart, my soul.

Sublime------ Ridiculous..

And all that lies between.

Beautiful house..... A facade,

Events inside...... macabre.,

Icy, bony fingers,

Digging deep into my back,

Screams of wild obscenities.

Fear......

Trembling.....

Too frightened to hate....

Nightmares..

Remembering....

Want to forget...

She can´t hurt me now.!

Or can she?.........

Fear forever.....

Ensconced within me.

No escape,

In my mind.

Trapped....!

Lost in a tangled mess of forest.
Lost in a tangled mess of forest.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I had to think about this one a bit....are there memories I would rather forget? No, there aren't, but then I've never had to endure abuse, and to me that might be a memory whose nightmare qualities might be best erased. :) Whatever the case, beautiful poem Dim!


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Wll penned my poet. You are well aware of the boney icy fingers I've felt of abuse in my youth, they linger and often my Muse insists I compose my thoughts and set my soul free to release the wickedness of it upon the world, with hope and prayers that some will be reached and spared the hell of abuse that too many of us have endured in our pasts.

I pray this work has been set free from your soul to fly far far away and never return. Merry Christmas my sweet kind friend, I send you my blessings and prayers from across the pond. Voted up and shared.


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Break of Dawn 3 years ago

Some memories we like to erase from our life, but they are trapped in our minds forever, creeping up to the surface when you least expect it.

Chilling, gripping, haunting. Great poem. Thanks!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Dim.....This is stunning and a bit frightening.....as you pulled me in to the depths of your soul.....Please let your writing act as a cleansing......and always let it flow......This is breath taking....UP+++


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SommerDalton 3 years ago

Very deep and beautiful. I think everyone can relate to memories being trapped in their head. Awesome job! Voted up plus


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi billybuc. Sorry I made you scratch your head and work this one out.

I love your comments so much.

Thank you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Dear Vincent. You leave such kind comments for me.Thank you so much.

I had a flashback this week of only a split second, but oh the memories it conjured up !!! I found it hard to believe that things from so long ago, seemingly forgotten , just appeared out of the blue in my mind. Writing always helps.

Reading your work always helps too. I get lost in your verse sometimes. In a most beautful way.

Take care. Enjoy your Xmas.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Break of Dawn, chilling, gripping, haunting... WoW!!! Thank you for such a compliment.

I appreciate you taking the time to read leave such encouraging words for me.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Dear fpherj48

Thank you for such high praise.

Writing is my passion and , yes therapy in a way, a cleansing.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you SummerDalton, for visiting my page and leaving a lovely comment.


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. I was 35 or 36 when I was finally able to shake my terror.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Mhatter99,

Thanks for reading. I´m glad you shook off your demons.


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Reynold Jay 3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Nicely written . Chilling feeling envoked with a few words. Up and beautiful.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you very much, Reynold Jay


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epigramman 3 years ago

....although I wouldn't mind being trapped in your creative mind and poetic heart.

You rock and I want to rock with you

Peace on earth and let's grab a pint, you and I, down at the local pub.

lake erie timeless for you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, Epi man....

Lake eerie sounds beautiful.


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

Beautiful, I know the feeling of being trapped, can totally relate.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Cathy , I hope things are better for you now, as they are for me.


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singlmomat52 3 years ago

I have found that there is something so much bigger than those memories, my faith. It is easier said than done but when we dig down deep and embrace that faith the memories take a back seat to the peace we can find. Beautiful poem Dear Lady, and it does bring back memories of those times I have been there. Happy New Year!!! God bless!! Hugs to you!!


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

So good to see you again. I know you can easily identify with this poem, and thank you so much for commenting.


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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

This was awesome! Much feeling around this but that's what makes good poetry in my opinion.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

I agree about feelings poured out onto paper make good reading.

I´m happy you thought mine worthy of that.

Thank you so much, web023


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Aupriann Myers 3 years ago from WASHINGTON

Your poetry has a way of sinking deep. You are a gifted writer.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you so much.

It´s good to meet you on hubpages, Aupriann Myers


Beth37 3 years ago

Im sorry for what you went thru.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Beth37, Thank you for the kind thought.

I have a wonderful husband who helps me through any bad days. The bad days have become less as the years have gone by, but l never truly forget.

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