Flickering Backwards

December 6, 2017
By gillijam GOLD, Murray, Utah
gillijam GOLD, Murray, Utah
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Ash rains down
Stinging once powerful lungs

Even left here in ruins
I still remember theĀ  beginning

When Joints relaxed
With willful blindness

Fractured remembrances
Seared together with surreal present

Stolen smiles clash
With swollen eyes

Ignorant complaints overshadowed
By screams wrongfully induced

Your once relaxed gaze
Are now empty, stormy greys

We had our whole lives before us
But now, things have changed

Our youth is so far gone
We had to grow up far too fast

The author's comments:

Do you remember when you have a scratched DVD and it jams, flickering between scences? This is just like that. When found in disaster, the mind may protect itself by trying to replace the horrifying present with blissful moments from the past. 

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