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Memory in Chains

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re-living a memory without heavy description of the memory itself, rather sharing an emotion left lost in a forever-living picture of a past lover.


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Memory in Chains

a photograph of two aloof
days then grew shorter
they may have gotten colder and colder, 
then miserable and mild.

an image spoken with candid lies ;

him…                             unfulfilled…
her?                               misplaced…

reluctant, we wear our shades of words
uttering bewilderment in colors ; 
to love life much less in dark denial.
to love one another without grey areas.
bountiful in warmth,

at times I felt warmth,
but further endeavors of freeing you
were impeded by sensibility and 
such warmth washed out our clothes
and stained us with dead dreams and promises,
we were no longer True or colorful

…as I
wander in silence absent from your vanity,
the scent of painful dried paint persists
like the echoes of your footsteps in the
corridors of my mind, walking away.

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  1. Date: 3/15/2015 4:11:00 PM
    Sami, love this...SKAT

  1. Date: 2/16/2015 7:22:00 PM
    Helllllllllllllooo how are you Sami? You're missed. Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/24/2015 10:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sami and I live in Kelowna and have come to be friends. I didn't know that he was on the Soup until much later.
  1. Date: 2/7/2015 1:56:00 PM
    Great show the other night! When are you coming back to the soup?

  1. Date: 1/18/2015 5:23:00 PM
    You and your verse are missed. I hope all is well? Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/29/2014 1:10:00 PM
    Great poem and style.

  1. Date: 11/14/2014 6:08:00 PM
    Impressive Sami, you have skills my friend.

  1. Date: 9/12/2014 2:50:00 PM
    Cool

  1. Date: 9/12/2014 2:49:00 PM
    Cool !

  1. Date: 6/27/2014 7:06:00 PM
    this is really good nice write

  1. Date: 2/16/2014 9:52:00 PM
    A depth feelings of poetry. I love it.

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Hey Sami, Awesome poem! You are truly gifted, love your work!

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 11:47:00 PM
    Sami, ... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. Goodnight poet friend <3 =)LINDA

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 11:26:00 PM
    It's always wonderful to read your writing.

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 9:00:00 PM
    a well done free verse...:-)...Linda

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Sami how happy it makes me to read your poems once again..Wish you d stay and write more. A melhanconic sad yet extremely beautiful poem..Very deep

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 12:37:00 PM
    Very Deep poem, Sami. Felt the honesty, highs and lows. Enjoyable poem overall, Check out some of my poems. Might find one you like. Peace.