Tricky Memory: A Poem
Memory has a talent to deceive
cherry picking only what felt good
making us silly and sometimes naive
as it brings back events of our childhood.
That fear on the first day of school
and all punishments for misbehaving
being bullied that was so unfair and cruel
and yet those are the days we are now craving.
Also, thinking of the first love back there
which we gladly dropped for a new flame
now has a meaning that we can't compare
as if no other love after turned out the same.
Some folks passed away
that we hardly ever cared for
but now every so often comes a day
that they drop in our heart from a back door.
Strange how something has to be gone
so that we may appreciate it more
in memory allowed to stay on
and selectively cared for.