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#203286 - 02/03/08 08:49 AM Mnemonic Vampires
Freedom49 Offline

Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 2724
Loc: Washington State
There are things that creep at night
In my mind when void of light
Memories of long ago
Of things I now donít wish to know

They have a life of all their own
And show me things that make me groan
They seek my joy and peace to drain
From deep inside my soul and brain

They feed on all my misery
And drain me of my energy
They hover close when I am still
My peace and quiet they must kill

I thought ďmy god they want me deadĒ
But itís my pain they want instead
I must be sad and feeling down
For them to enjoy coming Ďround

Those memories are fed by lies
But I now see through that disguise
Mnemonic Vampires turn to dust
Their power gone and flee they must

When I expose them to the light
Of hope and truth I win the fight
Forgiveness is the steak Iíll drive
Into the heart of each dead lie

Iíll still remember, not forget
But I wonít cry and I wonít fret
I will not let them make me suffer
Allowing them to slake their hunger

Iíll be a sad victim no longer
I will heal and be much stronger


Edited by Freedom49 (02/03/08 08:52 AM)

#203299 - 02/03/08 12:45 PM Re: Mnemonic Vampires [Re: Freedom49]
dancr6 Offline

Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 383
Loc: georgia
You bring to mind a metaphor of standing on a ridge seeing both sides of the mountain knowing that we have climbed far enough to now have a choice of which path we will travel.

"Iíll be a sad victim no longer
I will heal and be much stronger"

I want this to be my anthem, it seems to agree with the old testament verse:

"I give you a path of life and a path of death, chose life"

Awe inspiring writing Roger, beautifully done.


I'm a freeman now, his authority's dead
no pain monger lies in my comfortable bed!

#203395 - 02/04/08 12:36 AM Re: Mnemonic Vampires [Re: dancr6]
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

I really like the way you conclude your poem. We don't get to forget. And if we can be positive that doesn't mean we're positive about abuse; it means we're being positive about ourselves. \:\)

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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