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The Fading of Memory

Updated on September 18, 2012
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The Fading of Memory

By Tony DeLorger © 2012



How experience fades from consciousness,

evaporates without thought or concern,

when time grasps us in its perpetual beating,

edging us closer to newer horizons.



What first we see as indelible,

soon becomes distant, no matter how profound,

leading us to let go of a past in which we have no influence,

experiences that have descended into our visible sunset.



Pain lingers as does love only to find solace in passing,

ever-present initially to then find a valued sleep in shadows,

releasing us to the possibilities of renewal,

and the acceptance of life.



Memory serves us well in survival, always at hand,

only to be buried in the haze of past, alive yet passive,

to rest in the warm depths of hearts,

nurtured, rejected or accepted, then set free.



When embraced those painful images of past once again take form,

but softer edged and translucent,

their sting subsided to a subjective viewpoint,

given life like a painting, vivid yet one dimensional.



It is in our acceptance of a past now gone,

that we see the good having arisen from hardship,

and forced us to find the truth, to discover who we are,

ever growing in the light of understanding.



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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Aubrey, much appreciated.

    • CrazedNovelist profile image

      A.E. Williams 

      5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Awesome work Tony! :)

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you related Leslie, thanks again for you comments.

    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 

      5 years ago

      Ah, discovering who we are over a lifetime of the good, the bad - and the ugly!

      Gaining understanding, shedding regrets..mmmm...

      Time heals all wounds - or so they say - but, is that really a good thing?

      I prefer to revel in my wounds, thank you..

      and thank YOU, Tony..

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks again Faith Reaper, glad you did.

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Beautiful and sad. Life is fleeting. Really loved this one. oted Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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