Forgotten



~~~

Your words now, mere whispers in the willows

The fragrance of yesterdays and long gones

Mingle with the sweet scent of the rose

Thorned in the regrets that I once believed

~~~

The voluptuous form memorized by lips

Fades to a world of shadows and lost thoughts

Now formless, an apparition of old desire

It does not appear in a life this bright

~~~

Your kiss, the once breath of life

Hangs stale on a palette more learned

Its warmth and fire frozen by time

And distance denies or defies the longing

~~~

Recycled memories that hold little

Even all the good has paled in absence

Maybe that was all we could hope for

A future fragile, faint, and forgotten

~~~



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27 Responses to “Forgotten”
  1. TanvirKaur says:

    Marvellous post shared

  2. beth says:

    very evocative, almost ephemeral poem – lines such as ‘Thorned in the regrets that I once believed’

  3. Nostalgia is the strongest force in the universe, my friend. Lovely work!

  4. I guess the statement that “time heals all wounds” could be used for lost love as well as death. It is quite true that, in the passing of time, a heart once broken in pieces will find a way to mend itself. I really appreciated the message in this!

  5. K.L. Hale says:

    “Recycled memories that hold little…” Beautiful as always my friend. 💚🤗

  6. kristianw84 says:

    There are so many striking verses in your poem. It brings a sense of sadness, but also hope. Love the message!

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Memories are what give us hope for tomorrow.

  8. Jim Borden says:

    loved the alliteration in the closing line…

  9. ..and the alliteration ending next to last stanza.

  10. jonicaggiano says:

    Lovely piece dear Brad. I loved these lines especially:

    “The voluptuous form memorized by lips

    Fades to a world of shadows and lost thoughts

    Now formless, an apparition of old desire”

    Another beautiful romantic piece. Sending my love, Joni

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