Fleeting Memories

Fleeting Memories

A Poem by MattWheatus
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My thoughts on my fleeting memory, and what it holds dear that I may lose.

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My fleeting memory is like a ghost I have to chase. Impatient. Transient. Nomadic, my memory doesn’t wait around for my visit.

 

The other day I caught a scent that sent me tumbling back to a time I almost forgot, a gentle fragrance smashing the lock of a hidden pocket of memory in my mind.

 

You came rushing back to me, an image shone bright in my mind, an emotion raged, ringing like a bell in my heart. I closed my eyes so I could enjoy this hit. The soundtrack came alive in my ears, I could hear your laugh and remember the punchline of a joke we shared, a joke so layered in our history so private only we could get. I almost forgot it but I instantly smile as I remember your humour. I remember in a instance exactly where we sat, as you tickled the back of my hand with your nails, innocently tucking your hair behind your ear as you giggled out your playful joke.

 

Just as soon as it came to me, the image fades and my mind scrambles to chase it, inhaling hard to trick my brain to reopen it again. I turn the memory over and over in my mind, but I’m handling it from the outside rather than tumbling within. I’ll have to wait for the next one, waiting in the fear that you’ll fade away forever as my flimsy memory shakes away what my heart longs to hold on to. I miss you.


© 2010 MattWheatus



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Darn it! I cried ... It really stirred me up.

I really enjoyed this piece because it tells us that memories can be painful and confusing, enjoyable yet the kind that cause the ache in your heart ... This piece was so very heart felt and I felt as if the speaker was ME!

One of my favorite lines from this was " ... you'll fade away forever as my flimsy memory shakes away what my heart longs to hold on to."

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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wow amazingly written keep it up !!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


This is a great write. For me it is certain songs I hear
will take me back to a certain memory....some fun, some
sad. You brought us as the readers along your journey...
thanks for sharing.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Darn it! I cried ... It really stirred me up.

I really enjoyed this piece because it tells us that memories can be painful and confusing, enjoyable yet the kind that cause the ache in your heart ... This piece was so very heart felt and I felt as if the speaker was ME!

One of my favorite lines from this was " ... you'll fade away forever as my flimsy memory shakes away what my heart longs to hold on to."

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Memories are so joyful yet so painful when we realize it's just a past image in our minds.. especially the moments we don't want to let go of.. I could really feel the sense of wanting to hold and keep that sooo deeply here. I can relate especially to memories of those gone that there is NO physical way to re-enact or capture those moments any longer other than in thought of a fading portrait.. not wanting it to totally fade but time does this.. while we must move on.. memories can be so good when they bring us up.. try to capture that side and you have the secret to lasting happy ones.. great work here.. truly moving!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this poem. This poem has a feel of love, confusion, and a bit of hurt. It's beautiful. I almost cried myself.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on January 24, 2010
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MattWheatus
MattWheatus

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom



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British Boy, 28 years old. I'm on the corporate ladder by day, looking for a creative outlet (and constructive feedback) by night! Depending on my mood my words tend to swing from uplifting to depress.. more..

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