Remember to Forget

So many years have quickly passed
Each seven we begin anew
Our cellular forms will not outlast
The schism where our feelings grew
Your face is but dim memory
May well be changed now too, and yet
I find I must control my thoughts
So I remember to forget

And what we were was but a dream
Such bodies now no longer live
Another lifetime separates
And kills the need to just forgive
Our exertions to be free of this
Are bathed in honour’s toil and sweat
But still theΒ illness sweetly lingers
We must remember to forget

The butterflies that we once were
Are pinned to history’s pallid walls
Cocoons now separate our hearts
To briefer, newer lives we’re called
This transformation has its price
But we will find its beauty yet
If you and I can here agree
To remember to forget

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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10 Responses to Remember to Forget

  1. Geo Sans says:

    the reminder
    ~
    such unique
    articulation

  2. Bravo. Yes I continue to remember to forget.

  3. I try to remember to forget, but I always seem to forget to remember to do it… J/K. I like the metamorphosis in the last stanza (I don’t get to say that every day…). πŸ™‚

  4. Elaine says:

    Very nice Helen!

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