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Thursday 11 October 2018

HOLDING ON

This morning
I burnt all the old photos
of you and I. Catharsis:
I feel lighter now. The White Horse
is no longer out of bounds. I am free
to return there, only now without you.

Memories fighting for supremacy. Mentally
I'm shutting them out. I say no
to nostalgia - it is the ultimate torturer.

I can see the heaps of rubble from here
on the back road. It's like
your apartment block never existed. Yet it did.
At least they'll erect something new in it's place.
But every midsummer
my mind will dance there - a ghost out of time.
I feel like crying - and laughing: you and I
attending the Summer Ball in all our finery...



My ball gown, moldering in the closet:
decades of neglect.
I catch myself wishing
I could donate it to charity.
It is the last tangible connection.

I know I ought just to do it.
So why, oh why, can I not?

68 comments:

  1. you are so generous to donate to charity of your own gown.

    Have a great day

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    1. Thank you, Tanza! Couldn't let it go though...guess I am a horder...of the past.;)

      Wishing You a Fabulous Day too! :))

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  2. nostalgia - can be the ultimate torturer...

    Once again I enjoyed your words.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.


    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. I am so happy you enjoyed, Jan...really makes it all worthwhile! Thank you so much.:))

      Wishing you a great week too...:))

      A Hug.

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  3. Wonderfully insightful. Know living in the present is great. But the past can become a pretty good friend on days the present isn’t going so well☺

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    1. So true, Anthony...only, sometimes, the past can bring a nostalgia that almost hurts...(well, for me, anyway!)
      Thank you...so much! :))

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  4. Nifty "Y"_!

    The stars
    of yesternight
    linger in every mind,
    to bring daylight to that that was;
    sunrise.
    _m

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    1. Oh how beautiful...and incredibly insightful!!
      Your way with words is mesmerizing...I am totally in awe.
      Thank you so much, Doug.:))

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  5. I have had fire cleansing ceremonies in the past, burning notes about issues, people, places...best left behind. Your poetic words brought this to mind. Should do again, so helpful.

    As always, a unique and thought provoking work. You are a wizard with words my friend!

    Hugs and Happy Week!­čśŐ­čśŐ

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    1. Dearest Geraldine...you are so kind!
      And, yes, burning does help, doesn't it? Somehow seems to draw a line under the past.­čśŐ­čśŐ

      Have a Wonderful weekend!

      Much love and hugs xoxoxo

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  6. Burning memories hurts but is something that at times needs to be done. This poem gave me the feels, as I felt a relation.

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    1. Thank you, Harlynn...so much! I really appreciate that.­čśŐ­čśŐ

      Have a Brilliant Day!

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  7. Your writings always have so much emotion in them Ygraine! Sometimes, it's hard to let go of things in the past, but when it's time, you will. Big Hugs my friend! I hope you are well!

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    1. Oh Sweetie...thank you so much...I truly appreciate your kind words!!
      Do hope you are well too!­čśŐ­čśŐ

      All my love and hugs xoxoxo

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  8. powerful painting of very true natural human emotions when one looses some one to any reason dear ygraine!!!!!!

    touched my heart so deep ,some how i can relate to this

    Hugs!

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  9. heads off to your AMAZING Skills my friend!

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    1. Dearest Baili...oh wow...I so appreciate that!
      Your kindness and encouragement truly helps me to keep writing, even through the challenging times.
      Thank you...so, so much!!

      Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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