Just memories 📌

malubotelho

Sometimes things are just kept on our memories.
Not for the bad, not for the good.
Just memories, sitting there as part of our story.
I see my parts, fragments of a past that was lived by me and is there like a background music on my memories, but they don't haunt me. They don't hurt me. They are just there like pictures hanging in a wall for me to see.
They are my gallery of memories.
I don't love or hate them. They don't hurt me anymore.
They were already dealt with.
From my childhood to my youth I suffered with them. Very much.
The tears I've shed had served the purpose of washing the pain.
What is left is the experience of those memories that can not be rejected but whose fingerprints are faded with time transforming itself in a soft watercolor rainbow.
My soft watercolor printed memories are hanging there, on my mind gallery.

  • Author: Malu (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 22nd, 2017 08:24
  • Comment from author about the poem: I'm happy to say that revisiting my past I found that the memories don't hurt. I can open myself without restriction because I know they are just memories.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 34
  • Users favorite of this poem: Fay Slimm., Accidental Poet, Isabella.
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Comments12

  • orchidee

    A fine write Malu.

  • Christina8

    A great write, Malu! I liked how you wrote about your tears washing the pain away. A beautiful write all the way around. I like the idea of memories being pictures and not being associated with pain. Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem!

  • malubotelho

    Thank you Christina. Yes, I'm cleaning the house but decided to keep the pictures. Evaluating 🤔

  • Louis Gibbs

    I do so admire you for this victory, Yumna. Congratulations! You are an inspiration, and you poem is so exquisitely expressed.

    • malubotelho

      Thanks Louis. I'm laughing 😂 here because you got confused between me and Yumna. I'm Malu. It happens to me too sometimes I go reading poems and then I write a comment and ask. Am I directing to the right person. It happened that I had to go back and correct it.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Sorry for my mix-up, Malu. I know well who you are, and admire who you have become.

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      • WL Schuett

        Good for you Malu it's terrible to be haunted by the past . This is a nice piece very personal and up lifting, I love the art references

        • malubotelho

          Thanks WL. I think it is. Luckily it in not happening to me. The most tragic memories I have are from my dad I still feel that after all we loved him as you love a child that don't know what is doing.

        • Fay Slimm.

          This read had me near tears dear friend - some of the expressions you use go right down to the depth of dealing with past pain. A favourite with me for sure.

          • malubotelho

            Thanks Fay, for reading and favoring it. You are a sweet. It is nice to remember that pain also teach us good things. Nothing in this world is totally bad.

          • Michael Edwards

            Love this especially the idea of watercolour memories - a great write Malu.

            • malubotelho

              Thanks Michael. I think about watercolor because it is less dance than the other painting. It can be diluted and washed out. This is how I see my memories. They are subtle.

            • dusk arising

              And you are a wonderful warm and loving person because of your gallery Malu. Every picture tells a story, each a footstep or so along your path through this existence, each a nugget of wisdom gained and somewhere in that gallery the prize of unconditional love was revealed. Lovely writing Malu.

              • malubotelho

                Yes, unconditional love is what we had for my father. My family is a loving family and I've learned from them. Specially my mother. Thanks for always stopping by and give your support. Very appreciated.

              • Accidental Poet

                Very beautiful and honest malu. This write shows that you've learned much from your past and can except it as the past. It doesn't control you. Let your past inspire your future accomplishments. You're a survivor. ; )

                • malubotelho

                  Yes, thanks God I did. The worst thing that happens is when people carries traumas from generation to generation spreading it and creating more pain. We need to help others understand the world.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Yes, better to pass down positivity from one generation to the next. ; )

                  • kevin browne

                    another fine write. well done.

                    • malubotelho

                      Thanks Kevin. Your opinion is very important to me. No more trying to write on your style. King Kevin is unique.

                      • kevin browne

                        I believe uniqueness owns us all in our own individual ways. yours very much included also. thanks for the kind comment.

                      • Isabella

                        Love this. I needed to hear it.

                        • malubotelho

                          Thanks Isabella.

                          • Isabella

                            Sure 🙂

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Super write. They are just memories and you can gain strength from them.



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