Forgetting is the Hardest Part

December 30, 2008
By Erin LeMesurier, Aurora, ZZ

How can one forget a colour
When the vividness still burns in their eyes?
They may not miss that colour
But the sharp memory still shines.

How can one forget a sunset
When they've witnessed it's beauty?
The memory refuses to fade
And stays loyal to its duty

These memories hurt
Are unwanted like a lost bet
For the happiness faded
And now they're held in debt

How does one forget a scent
When it made them feel good?
They know they should forget
But, if only they could

How does one forget a friend
When they were loyal and kind?
The person has changed
But the good still fills their mind

These memories hurt
Of you and I still friends
When love seems to kill
I can't believe how this story ends

One will forget
When time is on their side
And that day, I'll be glad
When you're swept out with the tide

The author's comments:
I love to write. I know I wouldn't be the same person I am today if I didn't. It helps me make sense of the world around me and of my self. I have three other poems published on this website, and I'm glad to be apart of the teen ink community.

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