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How to Forget You

How to Forget You

A Poem by D Alan Johnstone

One day, you'll reach out 
and I won't be around.

I wrote this down to remember,
but memories are fleeting...

I long for these 
recollections to depart
and lead me to a place
...a restful space

where I'm not defined
by the one I'm thinking of
and nerves die off 
from misrepresented love.
...Where I no longer praise you.

I long for aphasia.

Axons won't lend 
themselves to pain.
What remains 
is only blissful ignorance,

and never again 
will the love once-felt
occupy every moment 
in this damaged brain.

© 2017 D Alan Johnstone



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I love so much about this piece-the perfect sway of the rhythm, the unique and fitting word choices and symbolism and several lines as well as a feeling that we all have felt but crafted into beautiful words. "and nerves die off from misrepresented love" wow, what a great line, which links up to the "ignorance is bliss" line.. also you tied the nerves dying off with a longing for aphasia and the axons not connecting the pain.. this is beautiful and a very vivid way to show you just don't want to feel anything or this anymore.. just let it die with the memories that are hard to recall. What a cohesive piece. Well done!

Posted 6 Months Ago


D Alan Johnstone

6 Months Ago

Wow... thank you, Alexa! Your assessment is perfect, accurate.
Alexa Apothic Red

6 Months Ago

My English major was more editing focused than composition focused.. so that might be where my stren.. read more
I like when sadness is understood well enough by the one that is feeling sad, I mean, even with the sadness, one is able to express its emotions so clearly. For sadness can be confusing, often with more questions then comprehension. You wrote and expressed the feelings very well in this sad, but great poem. I love the last stanza.

Well done from me!!!
Stay happy
:-)
Sil

Posted 8 Months Ago


D Alan Johnstone

8 Months Ago

Thank you! Don't worry about me... these characters bear my pain :)
LOVE THIS ONE! I love the topic, and the way you express the process! The emotions pop of the page!!very relatable too!
Tabby

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Alan Johnstone

8 Months Ago

I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the kind words. I'm inspired to create more.
so sad but written so beautiful

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

D Alan Johnstone

8 Months Ago

Thanks, Courtney!
Personally, the catharsis of writing it takes away a lot of the sadness fro.. read more

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Added on December 11, 2017
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