Memory

Joe Strickland 1986 (Hobbysville, SC)

January 24 


I wish I could plant a forest
where every tree is a memory
that we share.
mostly good and not bad.
then you and I
can live there
off the grid,
just us,
living amongst ourselves
and every moment
that made us smile.
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Written on January 27, 2024

Submitted by JoeStrickland on January 27, 2024

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Scheme ABCDECFGHIJ
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 216
Words 50
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

Joe Strickland

I'm just a regular, blue collar, working stiff who took an interest in writing poetry many years ago but until recently I haven't had a desire to share any with anyone or pursue publication. I'm an unpublished fork lift operator by night, and a day drinker by choice. I can be followed on Twitter @JoeStricklandSC more…

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5 Comments
  • alanswansea18
    Nice job.
    LikeReply 11 month ago
  • Vixility
    Sounds like heaven …
    LikeReply 23 months ago
  • lovingempath
    Short and sweet.
    LikeReply 23 months ago
    • Vixility
      Agreed! The poem kind of reminds me of Pope’s “Ode on Solitude”.
      LikeReply 13 months ago
  • melibra68
    The imagery this poem conjured won my vote. What a beautiful dream to live off the grid with someone to love in a forest of only the happiest shared memories..
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • Norrel28
    Because of it's good structure and point of view
    LikeReply3 months ago

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