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Ridding Myself of Memory

I could sit awhile to watch the sunset.
Yet I’d remember your smile, shown once as bright, and have instant regret.

I could pour myself a glass of wine underneath the glowing moonlight.
Your voice, however, compared to the stars, would distract me from their true beauty; as I dance emotionless in drunken delight.

To turn on the record would even make a jester lose his frown.
Remembering nights we were lost in endless talks to such classical sound.

The last classical piece to be left is that of my heart. The beating no longer accompanies the same melody of strings.
A simple chord of a few notes dating from the new generation sound is the only tune I can manage to sing

About this poem

A sad reminiscence of a cherished love lost is now replaced with the person's outward expression of melancholy toward those said memories

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Written on February 07, 2022

Submitted by Madisonstump02 on February 07, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AA BB XX XX
Characters 685
Words 133
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2

Madison Stump

I write what I feel, and with no training, nor real conformity to any poetic form, I have created my style that captures emotion and rhythm, as well as the relatable impact to daily life and losses as humans more…

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