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I'm plagued by memories I'd rather forget, and with shadows that linger, I'm often beset. They hover around me, leaving me daunted in my waking hours and in dreams ill-haunted. I've shouted, "Leave me alone!" They smirk and lie await. In defiance, they loom and lurk, stabbing far too deep inside my injured heart. My voice raised in rage, but they do not depart. Thoughts of yesterday cause sorrow and pain, tripping me until I stumble and fall in disdain. Despondent, I continue to pay a hefty cost with each echo as a memory of what I've lost. "Leave me alone!" My protests are always denied A crossroad where memories and sanity collide. They've begun taking an afflictive maudlin toll, obscuring my vision, and wounding my soul. Respite from my memories will never be a gift. They surround me each day, casting me adrift, tossed upon an angry sea, where they dwell. I'm drowning in their whirlpool, headed for hell. If death is the only solution to rid me of my past I will sail on the stormy sea, tethered to the mast. No longer vexed by my recollections, unrepressed. I choose mortality over being endlessly oppressed.

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Date: 11/9/2021 9:05:00 AM
Hi dear. This poem is very very heart touching and emotional .Often we think of getting rid of problems in life .Certain old memories can’t be erased from mind .keep it up. Thnks
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/9/2021 9:07:00 AM
Thank you for reading my lines and leaving your comments.
Date: 11/9/2021 2:07:00 AM
I hope you're not headed to hell.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/9/2021 5:30:00 AM
Now there's a morbid thought.
Date: 11/8/2021 1:28:00 PM
Wonderful write, Jenna... God bless you. Love, Gina
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/8/2021 2:03:00 PM
Thanks, Gina.
Date: 11/8/2021 11:15:00 AM
Persistence of haunting memories Jenna, I think all or most of us can relate, but your persistently good poems, very few if any of us can achieve, A powerful emotive soul baring write, last stanza is classical poetry at its best, cheers David
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/8/2021 2:03:00 PM
I'm grateful for your remarks, David. Thanks so very much.
Date: 11/8/2021 9:16:00 AM
"A crossroad where memories and sanity collide." What a powerful line, Jenna. This piece is filled with so much deep emotion, we have all had days like this, I can certainly relate. Nicely penned my friend, I am saving this to my favorites. John
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/8/2021 9:25:00 AM
Thank you, John, for the kindness of your fine comments and the fave. You're appreciated.
Date: 11/8/2021 8:29:00 AM
Incredibly fine writing, Jenna. Exceptional!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/8/2021 8:35:00 AM
Thanks so much for your ever present encouragement, Milt.
Date: 11/8/2021 8:18:00 AM
Great write, Jenna! I perceive you are planning something even better for the contest!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/8/2021 8:34:00 AM
No, Seeker. I'm not entering this contest. Thanks for the uplifting comments.
Date: 11/8/2021 8:04:00 AM
Unpleasant memories from the past have a nasty habit of rearing their ugly heads from time to time and only with time do they fade. Powerful verse Jenna, hope you had a lovely weekend. Tom
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/8/2021 8:34:00 AM
My weekend was wonderful, Tom. I had a 2 day getaway with friends. Hope yours was equally pleasant. Thanks for the kind thoughts on this poem and my weekend.