Thursday, June 6, 2013

I Remember

The prompt this week at Verse First is a free write with the words

 "I remember"

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I remember
As the rain splashes against the window and I gaze out across the greenfields
I thought I saw you standing there looking back at me

I wonder if you remember the time we cycled in the streets of Chichen Itza
The wind blowing through your hair as I sat in front and watched you
We were young and free and life was ours for the taking
We roamed the streets with carefree abandon
Life was simple and yet immensely kind
We had dreams in our hearts and a spring in our step
It mattered not what we did because we enjoyed each moment
And life itself was bliss

I remember a lifetime where we were masters of our entire destiny
We closed our eyes and with our thoughts created magnificent cities
With a wave of our hand we could manifest all we desired
We painted the streets of the universe and created worlds at will
Love and kindness were the only skills we knew
We were in worlds unimaginable and glorious
We were radiant and magnificent.

Where did these lifetimes go?
What became of those worlds?
Where do these thoughts come from? and why?
Did you plant them there as you watch me from somewhere?
Is there some reason behind what I imagine now?

The rain splashes against the window and I gaze out across the greenfields
I am reminded of a time

When we once danced under the rain
And floated little white paper boats in the puddles that formed
I watched you run under the sun and under a blanket of stars
I saw you joyfully gather up the yellow marigolds
And drop them lovingly into my open palms
I remember the joy in our hearts and the light in our eyes
And the awe and wonder with which we viewed our world
And not on a care in the world did we have.
Life was good.

I remember ... and I live again.


Is this myth or is this real? 
Did I live these lives and in these worlds?
Or did I imagine it all in my head?
It matters not, for through this to happiness I am led!


Linking to:
One Single Impression - Myth   
Poetry Pantry #153   
dVerse OpenLinkNight #100


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64 comments:

  1. Very beautiful suzy, just loved these lines, took me back to my younger days of college life...

    We were young and free and life was ours for the taking .....It mattered not what we did because we enjoyed each moment.....And life itself was bliss.

    Thanks for sharing !

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    1. Thanks Genevive. I loved those young and free days. Life was truly simple and easy back then.

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  2. I do think that one good thing about memories is that they allow us to live experiences again. Your poem is an example of that.....as you share experiences that YOU remember. I think sometimes it is the simple things that create the strongest memories. Don't you agree? I enjoyed your reflective poem, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Mary. But I have no idea where these words came from. I actually surprised myself because these memories are not from this life. I love free writes - you never know where it takes you.

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  3. Aah the magic memories can do to us !
    LOVED it suzy :)

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    1. Thanks Afshan - I loved these memories but they are from somewhere I don't know. Glad you liked it.

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  4. One does get to live again in memories. I loved the vivid descriptions you have made here!

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    1. Thanks Akila - I like to live the good ones again. Glad you liked my poem.

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  5. Lovely descriptions! Loved your poetry.. again! :)
    Bhavya
    http://ishithaa.com/

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    1. Thanks Bhavya. Glad you like it

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  6. beautiful words and worlds
    revived by the vivid images

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    1. Thanks Leslie - yes I thought they were lovely worlds too.

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  7. What a gloriously happy and beautiful poem of remembrance, Suzy! I especially love "Life was simple and yet immensely kind." Just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Sherry - I think life is kind when we make it simple. It's when we complicate it that we make it difficult. I'm glad you felt the happiness - I did when I wrote it.

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  8. Really beautiful poem, sad but with a lot of love and care. Made me sigh, in a good way.

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    1. Thanks Alan. They were loving times wherever they were.

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  9. "Come unto me as a child . . ."
    Running with you and rejoicing with you!
    Beautiful post, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Glad you are running and rejoicing with me as I am with you. Thank you my lovely friend.

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  10. What a beautiful memory. .. great poetry.

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    1. Thanks Kajal - I wish I knew which worlds I have lived in.

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  11. You take the reader back to the days of carefree and lightness and that's a nice place to remember!

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    1. Thanks Robyn - so true, the carefree days are nice ones to remember.

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  12. This brings back old memories. It's great to be free.

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  13. I love how this free write flowed, Suzy. These lines are haunting: Did you plant them there as you watch me from somewhere?

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    1. Thanks Corinne - this was almost like someone took a hold of my mind and hand as I typed. I am convinced someone planted these thoughts in my head while watching me from somewhere.

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  14. I this poem made me get lost in past for sometime! And I am happy I did!

    Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Harshad. I'm glad it made you happy. I hoped it would do that to everyone.

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  15. True...Suzy, we relive the past by remembering!

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    1. Thanks PT - the trick is to relive the good memories.

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  16. Sweet memories and lovely imagery! Nice one Suzy!:)

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    1. Thanks Tarang. Memories like these are truly sweet. Glad you liked it.

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  17. Those memories are what keep us alive, whether exaggerated or not. Beautiful words.

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    1. Thanks Anthony. I'm glad my free write brought out some nice memories.

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  18. ah what a beautiful memory of dancing in the rain....that gave me a big smile....the dropping of the flowers in the palm..its delicate...yes live those again...smiles.

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    1. Thanks Brian. I love the flower part too.

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  19. "Life was simple and yet immensely kind." I loved that line.

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    1. Thanks Charleen. We all wish that life be kind. Simplicity makes life easier.

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  20. I found your stream of consciousness approach to memory recall very effective in conveying the nostalgia and the sense of melancholy attached to a youth long gone.

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    1. Thanks Kerry. Glad you found my free write effective. Thanks for dropping by.

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  21. Beautiful Suzy. I really loved it. Especially the last line.

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    1. Thanks Anand. Yep, memories make us live again.

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  22. I loved this just as much the second time, kiddo!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. So sweet of you to visit and enjoy again.

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    1. Quite right Bon, nostalgic is the word!

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  24. Almost makes me believe in past lifetimes. Well done. The nostalga and longing have a strong heartbeat in this poem.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I'm pretty convinced we live many lifetimes.

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  25. Hello,

    You have a lovely blog and I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award if you wish to participate please visit my blog. Your poems are lovely and heartfelt.

    Peace...

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    1. Thanks so much Truedessa. I am honoured.

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  26. Sometimes our memories can be so evasive and at the same time so intense. Your use of repetition is very effective in this poem.

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    1. Thanks Live2write2day. Some memories are so vivid, it's like they happened yesterday.

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  27. ...acceptance is the budding form of happiness... ah, i'd like to think it that way... this is very beautiful & a most uplifting read i had today... thanks for sharing Suzy... smiles...

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    1. Thanks Kelvin. I'm glad you felt uplifted with my poetry - that's the best compliment one can get. Thank you.

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