The Scent of Memories

The Scent of Memories

A Poem by Bohrium Guy
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Some thoughts on how the brain triggers memories through the sense of smell....

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Ever walked past someone or something,

And had the scent remind you of a sting?

A past memory flash of a time past song,

A set vision of a place or thing you long.


An aroma that triggers the minds reaction,

A moment of glimmer a past refraction?

An instance of pleasure like a scented rose,

Flashes of pictures held deep in mind rows.


At that moment you stood wishing to be,

Knowing that its just a lost dark memory.

Mind struggles in hope to turn back time,

But knowing the past was always our crime.


© 2016 Bohrium Guy



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Scent is such a powerful trigger for memories. Mine is this weird baby powder scent one of my high school boyfriends used to wear. Drives me nuts, in a good way. Contrast that with a killer manly cologne and I am gone. My current partner likes "80's office girl scents" -- conversely, can't stand my last Ex's choice of colognes. Grandpa is black licorice and Grandma is black tea with milk and sugar. Dad is Old Spice and mom is apple pie and cinnamon. My auntie was Dove Soap, and being a teenage girl was Camay and Noxema, which I still buy it to this day. Hey, I don't know you, but I feel like I do. Thanks for the little memory adventure.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Yep Yep...those damned scent's triggering our thoughts.

P.S. I have that effect on pe.. read more



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Scents can so often trigger memories, good and bad. Very strong poem that reminds me of some of my own memories. I really like rhyming poetry too. Wonderful work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your pleasant review. I really appreciate it.

~Rob~
Closed

1 Year Ago

You're welcome :)
I am very much triggered by smells, whether it's love or just living in nature. You've done a good job of suggesting many possibilities that can be summoned by certain aromas. I especially love the final line, becuz nostalgia always seems to end on that hopeless note. We can never go back. So let's just sniff & imagine instead . . . *smile*

Posted 1 Year Ago


Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Yea that is true for me 99% of the time. Just shampoo your hair with the right scent of Herbal Essen.. read more
barleygirl

1 Year Ago

Oh yeah . . . herbal essence brings back some memories, as does old spice (((HUGS)))
How true this is. Our senses are much more aware than we realize. Good smells and bad all seem to trigger the mind. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Thanks for your review.

Take care my friend.

~Rob~
Scent is such a powerful trigger for memories. Mine is this weird baby powder scent one of my high school boyfriends used to wear. Drives me nuts, in a good way. Contrast that with a killer manly cologne and I am gone. My current partner likes "80's office girl scents" -- conversely, can't stand my last Ex's choice of colognes. Grandpa is black licorice and Grandma is black tea with milk and sugar. Dad is Old Spice and mom is apple pie and cinnamon. My auntie was Dove Soap, and being a teenage girl was Camay and Noxema, which I still buy it to this day. Hey, I don't know you, but I feel like I do. Thanks for the little memory adventure.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Yep Yep...those damned scent's triggering our thoughts.

P.S. I have that effect on pe.. read more
yeah, so often, words , old photos, songs especially , and smells for sure, in a sec you are transported in the minds eye...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Corset

1 Year Ago

lol, like that phrase "always a pleasure" brings to mind Beetlejuice, lol...all good
Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Well alrighty then!!!! Beetlejuice...Beetlejuice...........BEETLEJUICE!!!!
Corset

1 Year Ago

Gulp, you..didn't...
this is really awesome , loved the last stanza

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the review and kind words...

~Rob~
I can relate to this in good scents and not so great. The sense of smell is the closest linked with memories, happens all too often, well spoken.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the review.

Have a awesome day!!!

~Rob~
Paloma

1 Year Ago

My pleasure, nice to meet you and same to you too!
Oh yes, a smell, a taste, a sound....they can all trigger memories and sometimes the memories are not so pleasant. Good write. Lydi**

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Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and review... Also know that I remember you from long ago. It'.. read more
Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Rob.
'But knowing the past was always our crime', beautiful line
fabulous writing
Ah, while reading the scent of that past crime tries to rise and I let them simply knowing that will give pain.
Wonderful write!



Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Thanks you for the kind words and review.

~Rob~
I do the below lines often.
"An aroma that triggers the minds reaction,
A moment of glimmer a past refraction?
An instance of pleasure like a scented rose,
Flashes of pictures held deep in mind rows."
Memories can come back with old places and song. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Bohrium Guy

1 Year Ago

Yea I think a lot of people can and do...

Thanks for the review!

~Rob~
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome Rob.

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Added on October 1, 2016
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Tags: Smell, Memories, Past Experiences, Lost Love, Aroma

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