Friday, February 19, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Memories


The neatly wrapped packages, 
where her memories are stored, 
are begging to be noticed, to be heard.

They were boxed up; locked away so very long ago.

It is time and she's afraid.
She does not recall where she buried the keys. 

But the memories...impatient, persistent, insistent... 
tear their way through carefully tied bows.




I am participating in this meme hosted by G-Man over at Mr. Know It All. Have a peek and check out all of the other entries. There are some terrific writers out there. You won't be disappointed. 

28 comments:

Nessa said...

Lovely. I feel the pressure of the past.

Inspiration

Brian Miller said...

nice. really like this one. a good mix, she was ready to open them, they were ready to get out...nice 55.

My name is PJ. said...

Well written. Underlying anxiety laced with some anticipation.

***Holly*** said...

I definitely felt that one. Very nice.

Julie Schuler said...

The poem makes me have that feeling I get when I'm so anxious to tell someone something that I can't even hear what they are saying!

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

What a wonderful to describe memories.
I know exactly how that feels,
the expectations
and having to finally face it.
Deal with it.

Have you a great weekend.

hugs
shakira

Mr. Stupid said...

Nice one. Well written. The memories were ready to come out.
Have a great day!:)

Thom said...

Well done you can feel the emotion in this one. I liked this :) Have a great Friday :)

Mumsy said...

The pressure to let it out busted, and free! Beautifully written and expressed..

Tiffany said...

a beautiful sentiment for memories...have a wonderful weekend!

Willoughby said...

Your poetry is so wonderful. When will you be publishing a collection of your works??

Yankee Girl said...

That was great to read. I like the meter and imagery.

Titanium said...

Count yourself among the terrific writers!

Those boxes full of memories... can't keep 'em in storage forever. Well said.

Quilldancer said...

Are they good memories or bad? Do they wish released to harm her or so she can heal? Of course even she cannot answer these questions, which is why she tries to keep the memories tightly bound .....

As you can see, your 55 touched a cord with e. Thanks for sharing.

otin said...

Looks like there is a terrific writer in here, also!

PattiKen said...

Lovely. Memories are powerful reminders of where one has been, something can be difficult to expose to the light of today.

G-Man said...

POLLY!!!
What a terrific 55 My Dear.
One of today's best so far!
You are a very talented addition to the Friday Funfest.
Please join us again next Friday..
PLEASE????
Have a Kick Ass Week-End..G-Daddy

Larry said...

First time I ever seen this name in galens comment box welcome aboard and glad to see you partcipating in our Flash 55 memeyou'll find it's fun and you'll find it's addicting also again welcome hope to see you more often you alia's reminds me of my fifthsister that's funny in it's own way I have always called her this when writting letters or birthday cards or Christmas Cards too she'll always be my fifthsister. I'mposted and ready to be readjust follow the link provided below.


Romance In The Air


Thanks Again
Larry.

Doctor FTSE said...

Welcome to 55, and well done.

Holly said...

You always impress me, but that good with 55 words...wow!

Mona said...

memories are such, they keep comming back

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Beautiful words! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

MJ said...

Polly, I will be right here as you go through this. Supporting you, crying with you, helping you find the keys. It is a very scary for sure, but once the gate is lifted, things will start to look better.
xo, MJ

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Polly, you 're such a wonderful writer!
Bxx

Erin said...

I wrote a post last week that wasn't up for long b/c I deleted it. It was kinda raw and alluded to similar subjects. There was a line that talked about the heaviness of a hundred years. I can relate to the drudging up of memories, the past, things that have haunted us....

I hope you are saving all these and compiling them for a book!

Tracie said...

Those memories won't stay boxed up forever.

Very nice!
xoxo

Tracie said...

Those memories won't stay boxed up forever.

Very nice!
xoxo

Corrie Howe said...

Nice poetic 55 words today.

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