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There’s a memory I have
of a past  without a future. 
A memory of a time that returns,
again and again,
to hold my mind enthralled,
to constrict my chest and tighten my throat 
and clench my eyes and teeth and then,
in a single shuddering sigh,
release a tear.
I will seek this memory again.
And again. And again.
It is my loveliest memory of all.

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 10:51:00 PM
    Loving this one again!! Hope the UNI is being good to you, my good friend!

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 1:09:00 AM

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 1:58:00 PM
    Beautiful poem from a beautiful man xxx

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:30:00 AM
    oh my, It just came to me, this would do REALLY well in Frank's recent contest about unbearable beauty!!! Study his rules and see if you need to use the words unbearable beauty or not. But in my opinion, this wonderful poem is so heartfelt and to me it embodies that theme. soupmail.

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 12:39:00 AM
    'the lovliest memory of all' hangs in the air like music Suz

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:08:00 PM
    rereading this one. It's one to savor. Do you have any other favorites of yours I may have missed, red?

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:18:00 AM
    Hold onto those heart-warming memories, Red. Lovely write. I'm rooting for you, my friend. :)

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 1:36:00 AM
    - Pleasant memory is good to think back on, Red. - Thanks for the nice poem. - Have a lovely day my friend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 2:55:00 PM
    this is wonderful, and I love that line "a past without a future" that is sure what it is, and it makes me feel melancholy despite the loveliness of the memory, much like my Indelible moment. Good to see this new one of yours today. Let me go to my sonnets and tell you a few to read.

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 10:48:00 PM
    Red, remembering the best memories... I love the way that sounds...Linda