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Of late, I have been visited by memories best left alone.  
After which, I try to find the meaning in their visit.
Was it to remind me of the past outcome?
To tech me a lesson?
To add more guilt to the party?
Even the heavens fade from sight.  
But memories are forever.

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Persistent Memories

In shadow, shade and angled light, memories echo, when given time. They persist, though out of sight, when even bells will loose their chime. To torture, teach or reprimand? Why then comes, the weathered old? The heart and soul hold scars and brands, when even stars burn out, turn cold.

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Nice one to win with... It was born to win... Congrats.... Jake

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Paula, congrats on your win with this sadly introspective piece! Well done! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Very thoughtful words penned here Paula.Congrats on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:41:00 AM
    This is an excellent piece Paula. Congratulations on your well deserve win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 11:26:00 PM
    oh my I looked down and saw myself already having congratulated you and come to find out it was from Brian's contest in 2012 just a year ago. haha

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 11:25:00 PM
    It's sad and you really captured the melancholy feeling with this one, GREAT win, Paula . Congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 2:42:00 PM
    A good poem on those memories, Paula! Congrats on your well deserved win in Brian's contest.

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 1:33:00 PM
    Beautiful write, congrats Paula hugs vie

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 2:16:00 PM
    Very thoughtfull! Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:54:00 PM
    Paula congrats on your win..David

  1. Date: 6/1/2012 1:50:00 AM
    Paula, this is a terrific and poignant piece! To my faves it goes. Congrats on your win! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the #180 contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Wonderful piece,Paula..Great work..Congratulations on your well deserved win....

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 11:09:00 AM
    Oooo... deep feeling in a wonderful poem... Congrats on your big win... Terry

  1. Date: 5/31/2012 9:00:00 AM
    memories takes you to the grave,great write Paula

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 12:18:00 PM
    a star has died since you were born. billions of years old and much larger than our world. do you think it complained?

  1. Date: 5/27/2012 10:08:00 PM
    lovely imagery

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 3:54:00 PM
    the things we jst cnt forget are often bad memeries. Great poem. I realy love the topic u based it on. I cn relate. Ronny

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 3:24:00 PM
    a very interesting take on memories. yes, they can "torture, teach or reprimand" and that is a very perceptive and lovely line. this is a fine poem! ~ thank you so much for awarding me first place in your contest! i am honored and delighted!

  1. Date: 5/11/2012 3:11:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this well-written poem today, Yes we do have so many memories, I can focus back on some that were good and some that were bad. (smile) This is a good write.