I Keep Them as a Reminder

I Keep Them as a Reminder
I Keep Them as a Reminder

Hallowed steps,
into my own dark halls,
cotton wrapped and nurtured,
where found the lies that I believed,
forsaken my heart inert,
and echo they may in memory,
the hurt they brought still deep,
and I keep them here in this sanctum,
where reality cannot reach.

But they all persist as a reminder,
of the lies in faith I’ve held,
and those who wove them so elegantly,
so deceitfully maladjusted,
those egos needing help,
yet I keep them still
to know how foolish I have been,
believing so trustfully,
the delusion people spell.

And in this dark sanctum
are other failures and hurt,
kept not out of intention,
rather they remain strong although inert,
and they are the stuff of scars,
hearts bled for love and worse,
lingering like specters,
in my darkest dreams alert,
my nightmares disconcert.

In the darkness of this silent tomb,
in the echoes of the past,
experience reminds me,
and how much the time has passed,
but I shall not let these demons rise,
past is where they belong,
and much has changed since they foretold,
my failings and my wrongs,
their revelry my song.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “I Keep Them as a Reminder

  • November 4, 2017 at 8:21 PM

    Those memories do belong in the past, yet it is wise to keep them as reminders, so as not to repeat the same. Well done, Tony.


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