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Forget It

I don't know if I should go there,
If it's worth it to forget.
I've tried to keep all of my memories
That I haven't lost as yet.

But my ninety-year old sister says
When we talk of our childhood,
That I am a Pollyanna.
I am recalling only good.

It's the privilege of the young folks
To forget. There is no cost.
When an oldster such as I am,
Starts fogetting, she is lost.

Yes, I guess if there is something
That I would like to forget,
I already have forgotten,
For I don't remember it.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 1/31/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Joyce, congratulations with your poem in frank's "Something to forget " contest. enjoyed the ending....pd

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Joyce. Nice going. - xxxRalph

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Yes it's all fine and well to forget [I think some call it repress?] but the first time you really where you are??? You won't want to go to forgetland again! Conrad's on your winning writes. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/22/2013 3:05:00 AM
    This delightful poem made me smile, Joyce. Congratulations on your win. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on win Joyce.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce on your winning poetry xxx

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 6:55:00 AM
    Wow! Joyce loved the meaning in this one. Very well said and good luck with this entry.