17 Sep 2010

Memory Box

Locked Out

Rusted metal: a missing key:
both keep you away from me,
O treasured keepsakes, in a box
which time imprisons with its locks
on memory. No longer keen,
this dwells upon those things unseen
for many moons. Have I forgot?
Do I dream of what was not,
in mis-remembered pastel haze
of those distant glory days?

17 comments:

  1. this is beautiful
    love the imagery in the 1st line
    also the term 'mis-remembered pastel haze' is fantastic!

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  2. I love the last three lines!

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  3. nice...i like the line on 'mis remembered pastel haze'...hope you find your keys. smiles.

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  4. I'm sure we are guilty of mis-remembering. Sometimes that pastel haze is rose-coloured!

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  5. We are locked in trying to be locked out..

    This made me think...

    timeless flies search for fries

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  6. I highly doubt you forgot! Nice write. Love and Light, Sender

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  7. Bottom level, the cornerstone reason I keep a journal, because I knew that someday I might face this reality, when the gift of recall would begin to loose its preciseness. Only to discover that denial is always present.

    Elizabeth

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  8. Is the truth or the memory of the truth mire important? Here's my Friday 55. Hope your week goes well

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  9. Here's another. There's two of you who have done this well this time with rhymes and pacing so that everything is quintessential rhymed poesy. Look what you went and made me do-->

    Who Knows What's What

    When you tell of us
    in those long ago places
    and times, you tell it
    so different that
    I have to wonder what's up.
    Either you have it
    wrong or I twisted
    things my own way. I don't know.
    You or me, sister.

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  10. memory does skew our experience, doesn't it! great job with this, including your rhymes!

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  11. memories are priceless... especially for those who have none and make up as they go along...

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  12. Ah, well said! Delightful read - provocative, for sure.

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  13. indeed well done...made me think also

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  14. My middle-aged mind thinks it is your locked box.

    Nicely done!

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