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Forgotten You

Forgotten you
As your mind collects the memories of yesterday
Forgotten You
Epiphanies tie into knotty strings of realization
That very moment. . . 
You merely exist

Back then. . .those smiles
Those. . .distant laughs
Some you remember by name
Gone now maybe
Like the exhalation of the wind
Others dispersed in the world of arbitrary happening
Like leaves from falling, man-made trees
There is no doubt that they have
Forgotten you

Activate the bomb
Ignite the fuse
And you’re on next year’s history book
Never forgotten
But drained of all remaining good

That smile you gave
That happiness
The warm embrace so long ago
Salt-coated with piles of rubbish
Over last remaining mental spurts of comfort
Evil, evil, evil, evil, EVIL. . .
Always absorbed and remembered
. . .though never forgiven. . .

All good and gracious sentiments
Packed up in a box set nonchalantly in Downstair’s storage
. . .that chair with the broken leg in the corner of the room
That mangled cobweb holding a dangling, lifeless spider
A drowned sailor’s hat drifting through the current of the ocean
The single tear from a soldier’s vigilant, memory-stricken eye
The frustrating thoughts of a mute
The unchanged. . .HATED deformations

Forgotten you. . .
One soul brings to light weary, unthought-of happenings
Wedged deep into what she can only imagine
With not even a hint of understanding
. . .of the pain. . . .of the bewildering distortions
Of the ugly. . .
One soul merely vomits sickly verse after verse

As humanity embraces its downfall
The poet hangs onto her unjustifiable, forgotten. . .

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 5:50:00 PM
    You will never be forgotten... <3 (o:

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 6:48:00 AM
    I re-read this, and I like very much the line about the sailor and the soldier. There are so many ways we have to muck up those of us left behind. Your work is deep.

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 6:46:00 AM
    And not even lysol can fix it!

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 6:45:00 AM
    Laura, this could be remembering someone who is gone through natural causes or an old flame not thought of very highly. It seems like it is an exploration of what remains afterword. The broken chair is very striking. One thing I know for sure, I would never want to be on your bad side! You can cast a very powerful spell with your magic words. I really love how this resonates in my own mind. I think of the dark, damp and dusty rooms in my own head--and the musty odor influences everything.

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 10:55:00 AM
    sad, and deep.......enjoyed............ LOVE* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 12:05:00 PM
    love your metaphore here great expression thanks for your kind words as always hope you well xxx davidscott

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Such impact & power in your stanzas. This poem is an aggressive take on letting go. More like, FED UP! :) Excellent lines!