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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #1264284
We can’t help past memories of love held back from others. Heed the present.

There are certain people you
Just keep coming back to.
They may be gone from your life,
Their memories haunt you.

Whether those memories be
Rough, tender, sweet or sour,
They do bring again to you
Ones who were in life your.

No use pretending that you
Can ever forget them.
One memory does bring forth
Many more in tandem.

Often it so happens that
In our heart we regret
That to love our flesh and blood
We often did forget.

You can’t stop the memories
From your mind, that is true.
Give love to those yet around;
That’s one thing you can do.

• Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format

* Awarded third place in "Like a Song" Poetry Contest, ""Like a Song" Poetry Contest, Round 11, May 2007. The prompt was the line “There are certain people you just keep coming back to”, the full lyrics of which can be viewed at:

M C Gupta
19 May 2007

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