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(((MEMORIES)))

by Barbara MacDonald (writer), CANADA , March 12, 2012

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memories...the aura of our lives...
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Memories, whether good or bad, live inside our souls forever...they tell the stories of our lives...

Memories...

transposed energy

brought to transference

as exigency

soothing the jagged sensibility ***

Caressed, stroked, fondled

cherished, felt, blessed...

then put down again

to draw upon

when the soul cries for them***


Remembered embers of yesterday's delights..

enraptured surrenders of

the souls "home"

Unforgotten shadows

congruent but not released ***


Learning from them

I place them gently

in my soul's attic

to draw strength when

drowning with NOW***


Without them I would not

be "whole" or ME

safely instilled

within my being ...

never willing to relinquish

it's heavenly domain***


MY LIFE

lives in these memories...

wisdom learned through

smoldering pieces of coal

both beautiful and bittersweet....***



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Barbara MacDonald is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Angie Alaniz on March 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Memories, don't live like people do, they always stay with you, whether things are good or badRemember something that you had .

That song actually came to mind when I read your poem and then saw you added it with that video.

Thanks for the road down memory lane. I hadn't heard that song in a while and my favorite version of it was with the man they call THE VOICE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEJ6pGWAO88

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 13, 2012 at 01:42 pm

Has always been a favorite of mine...Jerry Butler had such a "deep" pure voice...I know I am showing my age, but I have a few albums of his still...Thanks Angie, very true, I felt the song went with the poem ...and I alwyas like to connect my words with music...

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 13, 2012 at 01:45 pm

the voice??? do u mean Tom Jones??? the link took me to a few choices...I do remeber him doing it though...

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By Angie Alaniz on March 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

Yes, he would be the Man with The Voice and the song was a perfect fit.

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By Barbara MacDonald on March 16, 2012 at 02:33 pm

Thank you Angie, I actually saw Tom Jones when I use to spend my summers working in Miami Beach when I was in University...was a crazy and wild show... the ladies certainly loved this man.

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