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Poem: Memories Haunt Her

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Poem Summary

Memories haunt her is about a woman whose memories flood with thoughts of him as she tries to sleep. She aches for him, longing to know the truth. She feels restless, hoping to stop the pictures playing in her mind. She wonders if he feels this nightmare too, or if it is only a movie for one.

"Those Memories Of You" by Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Rondstadt

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Memories Haunt Her

When she lays her head down to sleep,
teardrops fill her eyes,
as thoughts of him flood her mind,
the memories haunt her.

Her heart splits wide open
with no bandage big enough
to stop the constant bleeding,
longing for the truth.

Her tormented, restless soul
stirs in the still of the night,
hoping to erase the echoes
dancing in her head.

She wonders if he feels
this nightmare too,
or if it's only
a movie for one.

"Little Do You Know" by Alex and Sierra

© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 17, 2021:

Memories in the still of the night

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2019:

Iqra,

Thank you for reading.

Yes, there is so much emotional pain when one feels this kind of loss.

I am happy to hear you love it.

Thanks again.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2019:

Ms. Dora,

Thank you so much for your heartfelt words.

I am delighted ti hear my words paint a picture.

Thank you for taking your time to stop by and read my work.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 12, 2019:

Lorna,

I really appreciate you reading my work and letting me knowing my words convey those feelings.

Thank you.

Iqra from Pakistan on November 12, 2019:

This shows such emotional pain of a lost love where the one left behind has lost the will to live.

Very beautiful write

loved it...

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 12, 2019:

I admire your poetry. You manage to tell a story in depth with very effective imagery, as in your second verse. So vivid! And touching!

Lorna Lamon on November 12, 2019:

Very poignant and heartbreaking as the feelings of love and loss are still so raw. You captured these feelings and emotions perfectly Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 11, 2019:

Thank you, Lynne.

I appreciate you taking your time to read it.

Lynne Samuel from Malaysia on November 11, 2019:

So sad but so real. Great poem.