Memories.

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Memories.

They  wriggle  and they giggle  and they run and hide

You know them all, you’re the one who put them inside.

They hint  and they suggest,  they rub around the edge

You have to keep them active for absence of them turns  your mind to veg.

They are beautiful  and ugly , huge and very small

They are  full of importance and yet  they have none at all.

Warm and soft  and fluffy , scary  , evil  and terrifying

Having  a birthday party or turbulence while flying.

Having  your  first baby  or your wedding day

But  when you have to remember them, they’ve often flown away 

Dancing with your first love  kissing him goodnight

Arguing  with your family  .. boy that was an almighty  fight !

Fighting off depression, facing down your fears

Memories dancing  and prancing, escaping  through your ears.

Your first teddy’s name was Jingles your first job was blast

If  you let  your  memories run  it’s like  a film with a giant cast!

You  need to keep it active  you cannot let it rest

For if you do not use it deserts you and that is not for the best.

Watch it  very  carefully be aware of the tricks it plays on  you

You must keep it buzzing or it will wonder off into the blue.

They  wriggle  and they giggle  and they run and hide

But  you know that they are in there, you’re the one who put them inside.

They hint  and they suggest,  they rub around the edge

You have to keep them active for absence of them turns  your mind to veg.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Priscilla Bettis
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 14:27:30

    A clever poem that is serious but made me chuckle. Our memories are precious. Even the bad ones are valuable because they teach us.

    Reply

  2. Mother Wintermoon
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 15:27:10

    A trip down memory lane can be one helluva ride. Use it or lose it. 😊

    Reply

  3. yesiammad
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 16:01:51

    A beautiful tender poem with a deeper layer of love. All memories are beautiful.

    Reply

  4. Ritu
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 16:31:33

    I love where you went with this, Sis xx

    Reply

  5. noelleg44
    Sep 28, 2021 @ 19:27:56

    So much fun reading this, Willow. You’ve outdone yourself!

    Reply

  6. TanGental
    Sep 29, 2021 @ 06:22:19

    Very neat. Loved this one and some splendid couplets.

    Reply

  7. Betty Hayes Albright
    Sep 29, 2021 @ 20:24:20

    All so very true! ❤❤

    Reply

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