Letting Go

August 23, 2011
I sometimes wish,
I could take my memories,
and put them in a jar,
Stir them in with a bit of thought,
and dreams,
Watch them swirl in all their colors and hues.
the happy memories rise to the surface
dancing at the top
and catching glimpses
of times when I laughed
or saw a sunrise
or met a new friend.
Then look at the middle
With the everyday memories,
Boredom in math class,
Waiting in the doctor's office,
Or cleaning my room.
Then seeing the heavy darkness
That writhes on the bottom of the jar,
All my failures,
Glaring at me from the murky depths,
Reminding me of my flaws.
If only I could just leave them in the bottom of the jar.
Hide them on a shelf to gather dust.
Rather then have to keep them in me.

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HurtByLife said...
Sept. 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm
this iz Truley amazing and it relly has me thinking about my past and current...beautifuly written.
Cantrella replied...
Sept. 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Thank you. These comments really mean a lot to me.
afterglow said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm
This is pretty good. Often i wish i could do the same and just forget about them as a way to deal. Its a nice place when we are able to stop dwelling on the past.
aim22 said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 12:33 am
I really loved this poem. I can completely relate and it was beautiful! Great job :)
megglemsm97 said...
Sept. 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm
Absolutelyy Loveeee this!!!! So relateable!!!!! Great Job:)
Jessss said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Omg I love this, wish I could do the same!
amigasr4evr said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm
Wow!! i often feel like this too, and im glad there is at least one person who understands this feeling, too. Thx for writing this.   0:)
penelope said...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm
This is how I feel ... Thank you Cantrella for finding my jar, too.
Cantrella replied...
Sept. 2, 2011 at 11:44 pm
You're welcome. I'm glad some can relate
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