MEMORIES BECOME STALE (An exclusive poem from my upcoming book)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

This is a poem I wrote when rejected by the girl I loved more than the world. She meant everything to me but I guess I didn't have enough to assure her of love. Now I struggle through these nights to keep those memories alive, as they're becoming stale.

Barren dreams often torment scriptures of reality

That drink more from my sorrow than the thirst of poetry,

Holding moist palms within prayers of restless motion

While I plunge into mystic depths of unfaithful devotion-

My own pride won’t trade for the joy of invisible scars

That rest on colorless palettes while drenching my art,

Some say it’s destiny and some conclude my hopes before they fold…

Memories become stale where a heart’s narration seems old.


Nights seem hollow here when found hostage within a pen’s prime,

Carving through meaningless words to neglect the patience of time,

Tears collect at the surface of truth, bruising my sleep,

But why blame a jaded soul that only awakens to see itself weep?

My voice trembles as I sink within a moment to dissolve,

Sucking from the joy of abandonment and let its ache evolve,

Close to a timid vision stands a merciless chastisement bold…

Memories become stale where a heart’s narration seems old.


Death paves a choice for the rest of me to walk through tonight,

Mesmerized by the act of concealing memories in bleeding writes,

Concluded at teary halts- I often graze through a pen to script me,

Waiting to mix with dirt while grieving for Heavenly truths to lift me-

Now, I’ve sinned to let blinded illusions lead my wish for affection,

And all that’s left today are ashes complimenting an unwritten rejection,

But before I go you must know

That I reek of misery where love finds my own conscience sold…

Memories become stale where a heart’s narration seems old.

Submitted: January 12, 2012

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Wow. This is indeed a great poem. I love grandiloquent flow of events, I love the exquisite syntax and the grand climax. Am happy I checked in first thing in the morning to read this. Fan me so i can easily get access to your write-up. Jesus loves you.

Thu, January 12th, 2012 8:56am

Shadows of Memories

Really an awesome one depicting the frustration and desperation vividly. Loved ur style of writing and the expression too.

would appreciate ur feedback too on my creations.thanks

Fri, January 13th, 2012 5:52am


Beautiful! XD Nicely done! I like your word choices too, makes your poem all the more flowing. xD

Fri, January 13th, 2012 9:24pm


Loved it! can't wait for the book! :)

Fri, January 13th, 2012 11:21pm


Very emotional! Great job!

Sat, January 14th, 2012 12:01am

John Xu

Oh my god. This is indeed great. It's so deep and I felt that I was pulled down when reading this poem. Nice job, can't wait to see more

Sat, January 14th, 2012 1:58am


ok.. done reading..
the poem is really good..the patterns and the words you used to make the poem really emotional are perfectly effective and clear..
love how you share emotions through writing..

Sat, January 14th, 2012 11:47am


love it very great writing hope to get some feedback :D

Wed, February 1st, 2012 7:41am

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