Memories can be sharp and focused, or soft and blurry
They are hunters in our sub-conscious, feeding on our
Insecurities or rejoicing in our achievements
Gliding in ever-widening circles within our minds
Memories, happy, sad, pleasant, bad, small or large
They become colored, shades of browns,
Reds, black or striped, each one unique
To our own lives
Memories can mold to any surrounding,
Preferring the wide open spaces of your imagination
They glide silently in the sky of your mind
Searching for bits and pieces of your life to feast upon
The seasons change, memories migrate, choosing to live
And breed in the choice spaces it finds within,
Clinging to your heart, small memories grow
Until they are grown and can fly free
Never be afraid of memories, respect them
Let them come and go as they want or need
Accept them as a part of you, let them help you
Soar among the living, heal, grieve, love
For your memories are a living, breathing, flying part of you.
I took today’s prompt from the NaPoWriMo website and used it; Today’s prompt is a “replacement” poem. Pick a common noun for a physical thing, for example, “desk” or “hat” or “bear,” and then pick one for something intangible, like “love” or “memories” or “aspiration.” Then Google your tangible noun, and find some sentences using it. Now, replace that tangible noun in those sentences with your intangible noun, and use those sentences to create (or inspire) a poem.
I choose ‘hawk’ and ‘memories’. Hope you enjoyed my effort. Thank you for reading.
12 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Poem 12 ~~ Memories”
Great use of the prompt – you nailed it! I thought about using the NaPoWriMo promot too but went with cats instead for Caturday. I think you chose very well though, a hawk and memories do create a very dynamic image when swapped around – I also thought “Searching for bits and pieces of your life to feast upon” is fantastic. Will have to file this poem for future reads.
Thank you so much! I liked the prompt, for me it was a challenge. I will be by to read your cat one soon. 🙂
Excellent poem Jackie, I love that final line and I agree our memories are a vital and vibrant part of who we are. Well done.
Thank you Michael. So nice to see you here again.
Well done Jackie. You gave an accurate picture of memories. They are definitely a part of our lives.
thank you Kim!
I love how that turned out! Great job 🙂
It was harder than one would think. Thanks! 🙂
I like this. Memories are more fragile than most people think. I’m missing so many and cherish the memories that have found a home in my mind. I love anything that jars them loose. Beautifully written.
Thank you Marlene!
I tried this one, and it was really fun! A great way to get a poem started.
It was fun. thank you!
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