Better Off Forgotten

February 9, 2018
By NamesNamesandMoreNames SILVER, Stamford, Connecticut
NamesNamesandMoreNames SILVER, Stamford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"What made something precious? Losing it and finding it."
-Celeste Ng
from Everything I Never Told You

A woman I once knew loved this saying
May you never forget what is worth remembering,
nor remember what is best forgotten
And I wondered aloud what could be so willingly forgotten
She would always say she prayed I would never find out


Until one day she hoped I would never remember


A man I knew argued this
Knowledge is Power
Patience is a Virtue
And I wondered if he believed there was useless knowledge
He would say if he didn't have any then I never would


Until one day he told me with virtue, knowledge will always have use


A friend used to tell me
It is better to have lost something
Then to find something you do not deserve
And I would wonder why you must lose if you don't gain
They would laugh at my misunderstand of sacrifice


Until one day they would cry


A child I have met asked
Is it better to know or not to know?
I answered to know of course
He would giggle and say not to know and we'd agree to disagree


Until one day I didn't

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