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Some Memories are Best Forgotten (but it´s hard)


Memories---- those best forgotten.

Sticking in my throat,

My heart, my soul.

Sublime------ Ridiculous..

And all that lies between.

Beautiful house..... A facade,

Events inside...... macabre.,

Icy, bony fingers,

Digging deep into my back,

Screams of wild obscenities.



Too frightened to hate....



Want to forget...

She can´t hurt me now.!

Or can she?.........

Fear forever.....

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Ensconced within me.

No escape,

In my mind.


Lost in a tangled mess of forest.

Lost in a tangled mess of forest.


Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on May 15, 2013:

Hi Beth37, Thank you for the kind thought.

I have a wonderful husband who helps me through any bad days. The bad days have become less as the years have gone by, but l never truly forget.

Beth37 on May 14, 2013:

Im sorry for what you went thru.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on March 25, 2013:

Thank you so much.

It´s good to meet you on hubpages, Aupriann Myers

Aupriann Myers from WASHINGTON on March 25, 2013:

Your poetry has a way of sinking deep. You are a gifted writer.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on January 03, 2013:

I agree about feelings poured out onto paper make good reading.

I´m happy you thought mine worthy of that.

Thank you so much, web023

Bill Blackburn from Twentynine Palms, California on January 03, 2013:

This was awesome! Much feeling around this but that's what makes good poetry in my opinion.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 29, 2012:

So good to see you again. I know you can easily identify with this poem, and thank you so much for commenting.

singlmomat52 on December 29, 2012:

I have found that there is something so much bigger than those memories, my faith. It is easier said than done but when we dig down deep and embrace that faith the memories take a back seat to the peace we can find. Beautiful poem Dear Lady, and it does bring back memories of those times I have been there. Happy New Year!!! God bless!! Hugs to you!!

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 22, 2012:

Thank you Cathy , I hope things are better for you now, as they are for me.

Ms. Immortal from NJ on December 21, 2012:

Beautiful, I know the feeling of being trapped, can totally relate.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 21, 2012:

Thank you, Epi man....

Lake eerie sounds beautiful.

epigramman on December 21, 2012:

....although I wouldn't mind being trapped in your creative mind and poetic heart.

You rock and I want to rock with you

Peace on earth and let's grab a pint, you and I, down at the local pub.

lake erie timeless for you.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 19, 2012:

Thank you very much, Reynold Jay

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on December 19, 2012:

Nicely written . Chilling feeling envoked with a few words. Up and beautiful.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 19, 2012:

Hi Mhatter99,

Thanks for reading. I´m glad you shook off your demons.

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on December 18, 2012:

Thank you for this. I was 35 or 36 when I was finally able to shake my terror.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 18, 2012:

Thank you SummerDalton, for visiting my page and leaving a lovely comment.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 18, 2012:

Dear fpherj48

Thank you for such high praise.

Writing is my passion and , yes therapy in a way, a cleansing.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 18, 2012:

Hi Break of Dawn, chilling, gripping, haunting... WoW!!! Thank you for such a compliment.

I appreciate you taking the time to read leave such encouraging words for me.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 18, 2012:

Dear Vincent. You leave such kind comments for me.Thank you so much.

I had a flashback this week of only a split second, but oh the memories it conjured up !!! I found it hard to believe that things from so long ago, seemingly forgotten , just appeared out of the blue in my mind. Writing always helps.

Reading your work always helps too. I get lost in your verse sometimes. In a most beautful way.

Take care. Enjoy your Xmas.

Dim Flaxenwick (author) from Great Britain on December 18, 2012:

Hi billybuc. Sorry I made you scratch your head and work this one out.

I love your comments so much.

Thank you.

Sommer Dalton on December 18, 2012:

Very deep and beautiful. I think everyone can relate to memories being trapped in their head. Awesome job! Voted up plus

Suzie from Carson City on December 18, 2012:

Dim.....This is stunning and a bit you pulled me in to the depths of your soul.....Please let your writing act as a cleansing......and always let it flow......This is breath taking....UP+++

Break of Dawn on December 18, 2012:

Some memories we like to erase from our life, but they are trapped in our minds forever, creeping up to the surface when you least expect it.

Chilling, gripping, haunting. Great poem. Thanks!

Vincent Moore on December 18, 2012:

Wll penned my poet. You are well aware of the boney icy fingers I've felt of abuse in my youth, they linger and often my Muse insists I compose my thoughts and set my soul free to release the wickedness of it upon the world, with hope and prayers that some will be reached and spared the hell of abuse that too many of us have endured in our pasts.

I pray this work has been set free from your soul to fly far far away and never return. Merry Christmas my sweet kind friend, I send you my blessings and prayers from across the pond. Voted up and shared.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 18, 2012:

I had to think about this one a bit....are there memories I would rather forget? No, there aren't, but then I've never had to endure abuse, and to me that might be a memory whose nightmare qualities might be best erased. :) Whatever the case, beautiful poem Dim!

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