Scattered Memories

Scattered Memories

Often times at night sleep evades me and my mind is troubled of happenings from my past. Memories of things that could have been replace current events of the day and thoughts of tomorrow. It is in the darkest hours that I become the loneliness. Details and memories of shared kisses and dreams run rampant through my mind only to be replaced by sadness, depression, broken dreams, and scattered memories.

Scattered Memories
Perfect memories now scattered to the breeze,
Lingering loneliness has brought me to my knees.
Lost all control – memories now forever shattered,
Mind, soul, and heart have been beaten and battered.
Can’t stop thinking, and it is one o’clock in the morning,
Shattered memories have set my mind into mourning.
Can’t fight it anymore as the darkness surrounds me,
As the shattered memories of you try to force me to flee.
Worse place I can be for now is in my own head,
As the battered memories at night bring on – the dread.
Our time together had been so beautiful and innocent,
Remember our first kiss, holding hands, and being intimate.
On this night with my memories scattered I am alone,
So many times – countless times I reached for the phone.
I wanted to call and tell you – I need you now,
Wanted to mend us, but never really knew how.
Hoping the daylight will somehow make me forget,
But, for now my battered memories are moonlit.
My eyes keep glancing to the bedroom door,
Wishing you come sweeping in like you did before.
Can’t stop thinking now it is four o’clock in the morning,
Shattered memories – out of the blue without forewarning.
Perfect memories now scattered to the breeze,
Lingering loneliness has brought me to my knees.
Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

6 thoughts on “Scattered Memories

  • October 17, 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    Such a heartfelt and emotive verse, Kurt. May your Angels lead and guide you with their healing light. Take care.

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    • October 18, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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      Thank you Phyllis – I actually wrote this many years ago and recently found it on an old flash drive. I had forgotten about it. Thought I would publish it now.

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        • October 18, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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          Well Phyllis – I am of the belief you can never have enough Angels looking out for you – so thank you very much for the sentiment.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Great last line Kurt the poem seemed to work its way to that perfect ending. Well composed verse and a pleasure to read sir. Jamie

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    • October 20, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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      Thank you Jamie – always nice to get a compliment from a poet such as yourself on my work.

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