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Losing the Memories

Updated on May 21, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

All she wanted to do,

was to lose the memories,

of a love that had gone wrong,

but it was the only love for her.

She kept moving on,

burning so many bridges behind her,

just to lose the memories,

but every night –

they would return in her dreams.

She remembered,

there had been loves in her life,

who had said,

they’d be around –

just for awhile.

Everything seemed caught in a moment

and she wished, she could go back home again.

There were places she felt better,

places where the memories,

could get lost –

among smiling faces.

Never seemed to be the right time,

never seemed to know,

which bridges to re-cross

or which crossroads,

were those where the choice,

in love had been so very wrong.

She knew she wasn’t very strong,

her heart led her,

more than her head.

So here she was,

wanting to lose some painful memories,

return home,

perhaps to find –

a love so very true.

It was that losing memories,

that were always there,

to come out in dreams,

night after night –

that made it all so hard.

So with determination,

with only one thought,

to return to that safe haven,

where among new sparkling memories,

the old would fade

and with time get lost.

Then she suddenly saw him,

he had never strayed too far,

as much as he had told her,

that he never stayed around too long.

It made her realize,

that she was only fooling herself,

making a love –

out of nothing at all.

Seeing him made her realize,

that she carried in her heart,

a love that was never meant to be,

suddenly the load became so much lighter,

the day so much brighter,

those sad memories,

seemed to drift off into the wind,

slowly she was losing the memories

and she no longer needed,

to look for what once had been,

but could look toward –

bright and shiny new memories.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      That is so true Shauna. Sometime other things can be mistaken for love.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      17 months ago from Central Florida

      Sometimes we're so desperate for love that we think it's there even when it's not. I'm glad our heroine figured that out. Now she can move on and find true, real love.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Ruby. Yes, it is terrible when this disease takes over a talented person. My teen idol David Cassidy just got diagnosed with dementia which took his mom's life many moons ago. So awful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      18 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Burning bridges! Lordy I've burnt a few! I loved this. Thank you..I also loved the video. It's difficult for me to know Glen has Alzheimer's Disease...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      So true FlourishAnyway it is always better to move one if you realize that things are never going to go your way.

      Thank you John.

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      John Hansen 

      18 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A sad poem, though with a brighter ending, when she could leave those old memories behind. Good job.

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      18 months ago from USA

      Sometimes it's better to just move on. Glad she realized it for what it was before more time was wasted.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Manatita. Yes, at times it is best for us to come face to face with reality and realize when it is best to let go.

      It sure isn't easy to do ThreeKeys but sometimes we must just let go.

      By all means Bill love always.

      Thank you Kristen.

      Thank you Eric.

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      Eric Dierker 

      18 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      And all things lead to love. A wonderful piece.

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      Kristen Howe 

      18 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great poem. Nice visual sand well written. I love the message in it too.

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      Bill Holland 

      18 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Close a door, open a new one, revel in the experience of it all...and love always!

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      18 months ago

      Yes, where and when we can, move forward and leave the past behind. Not always so easy to do, though

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      18 months ago from london

      Great! You show well that sometimes letting go is the best solutuon necessary for health.


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