Drawers of Memory (Inspired by "Drawers of Memory" by Salvador Dali)

November 29, 2009
By Kira Greenberg SILVER, Kendall Park, New Jersey
Kira Greenberg SILVER, Kendall Park, New Jersey
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Suppressed memories, secret memories
Lay unrevealed in the corners of my mind.
I'd locked them up and thrown away the key--
My memories.

I kept the drawers in my mind
shut tight, memories packed away,
for I could not cope with it all.
No one could know. No one could understand.

Struggle. Internal combat.
Is everything in there bad?
Rifling through the drawers looking for a glint of good.
In a secret compartment I found a certain spark.


I

realized:





locking


up
my



agonizing

Memories


does

not



take


them
away.



Why
must


I
hide

them



in



fear?

Instead,

I



hold
my

key,
unlock

my

drawers

with

pride,




and

unpack

my

memories,
for




the


world
to





see.

The author's comments:
This is an ekphrastic poem I wrote for English class, where we had to pick a painting that spoke to us and write a poem inspired by it.

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