Slaughtering Memories

Tell me how to slaughter memories
Because Iā€™m more scared of them
Than ghosts, monsters and terrorists
They have a way of creeping up on you
Like a shadow you can never escape
Just when you thought you fled the past
It comes, sudden and unannounced,
To make your heartbeat stagger and quiver
Sometimes all it takes is a familiar sight
Of mountains and sunsets and cobbled walks
To undo all those years spent on letting go

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38 thoughts on “Slaughtering Memories

      1. Been better šŸ™‚ .. sorry to say that somehow getting worse… but let us see. At least, I got worked up about a cause and decided to get back to the blog… šŸ™‚ At least, that is there.. maybe not permanently, but until I can still sit and write..

        Hope you are well too. It has been so long..

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      2. Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. But it’s good that you decided to get back on blogging. Welcome back! šŸ™‚

        Yes, it’s been awhile. I’m good. Hope things will get better on your end. šŸ™‚

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  1. I wish I had the answer to this…old memories can be so uncomfortable. From a theoretical standpoint I know it’s probably best to let ourselves feel the emotions they trigger: while acknowledging that the past is the past and feelings are just feelings. But in practice this is very hard to do.

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    1. They are. I think it was Nizar Qabbani who said, “The most dangerous heart disease: strong memory.” And yes, it is easier said than done to acknowledge the past and let feelings be feelings. I believe it gets better with time though. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Josh. šŸ™‚

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  2. This reminds of the reason why most of us can’t get over a lost love. When someone leaves us…we grieve… we cry… its really hard not to be with them anymore…but sometimes i think is it really the love we lost that we are crying about; or is it the memories that make us cry harder?

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