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Forgettingly Remember

November 1, 2009
By Grania PLATINUM, Portland, Maine
Grania PLATINUM, Portland, Maine
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Forgettingly remember (loudly)
all the sweetness of my fleeting
and the way your heart could scream
when its lungs were firm as being
you are what old men know best
you are what they best remember
what they think they are sometimes
(reality's a dying ember)

stumblingly remember me
rocking by the fireplace
tell your (just a touch too loudly)
family in their patient grace
tell them of the way you learned
that girls are flowers,
deep and wise
tell them of the way you yearned:
wind blows pinwheels,
love blows skies.

stubbornly your memory
becomes a world of thighs and smiles, come with me
to what is now
to what is eyes and fire and miles
forgettingly from tradgety
(the world's a hell,
but we are here)
we plant the seed of stories for
our rocking chairs,
reluctant ears

you'll pull out all the weeds
and find that I
have lingered youngly there.
I want to be your story. You
must blazingly remember here.



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on May. 13 2010 at 7:11 am
Grania PLATINUM, Portland, Maine
33 articles 0 photos 79 comments
Thank you. :)

on May. 13 2010 at 5:22 am
Katherine93 GOLD, Liverpool, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"the only person you are destined to become is the person that you choose to be" - unknown

ummm, woops *one

on May. 13 2010 at 5:22 am
Katherine93 GOLD, Liverpool, Other
15 articles 0 photos 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the only person you are destined to become is the person that you choose to be" - unknown

onw word. wow.

on Mar. 15 2010 at 7:24 pm
KICK3593 PLATINUM, Roslyn Heights, New York
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there is that seeming aloofness in this poem that I have always liked.

on Nov. 24 2009 at 2:27 pm
lindseymarie SILVER, Richfield, Minnesota
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Very nice!

The imagery is wonderful.


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