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The Memories

June 16, 2015
By BoobooBeetle DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
BoobooBeetle DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
G.K. Chesterton

"And you, you ridiculous people, you expect me to help you."
Denis Johnson

I stare at you,

Lost and confused.

You tell me to smile

And show some teeth...


I pick up my cup of tea,

Wondering what you think you found.

I see the bitter smile

Splayed out on your face...


I never knew that what I was taught

Was always wrong.

That putting up a wall

Wasn't always the clearest option.


Someone told me that I would be here for a short while,

That if I just spoke

About my problems, it'd be over.

They lied.


I used to hide my memories.

I would throw them in a basket,

Soon to be forgotten.

Only if I knew...


It was those very memories

That sung harmonious words and lies

Into my ears

That eventually slipped through my lips.


It was because of those memories

That I now sit here in counseling,

Sipping horridly aged tea;

Staring at a woman who thinks I'm crazy.


Too bad you're right...

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