Writing Prompt: Memories
I took a walk down memory lane,
Each house held a story I once claimed.
Some lights dimmed and others were bright,
But then I came upon a house as dark as night.
The memory itched as I searched the thought,
My mind refused and told me I ought not.
I knew it was nothing that I’d like to find,
But what built this house deep in my mind?
The ornate features suggested a lighter time,
Along the railings the vines had started their climb.
I search for something to give me a clue,
But then I realized… it had to be you.
A tortured soul inside a mindless man,
It had been years since we began.
The tears you had shed to mask all your lies,
But I saw the truth behind your eyes.
The house became darker as I looked on,
And the grass died all over the lawn.
This was not a happy place for anyone to see,
But it was a reminder of what you did to me.
A darkened blotch on a beautiful route,
Even after the walls I built to keep you out.
I wondered aloud why this appeared here,
But no one was there to lend an ear.
I turned away from the terrible lot,
As I did my eyes saw a small spot.
A tiny bit of color on the edge of the porch,
But even around it the ground was scorched.
I stood there amazed that something could grow,
Near this worn-out house filled with nothing but woe.
Then the yellow blossoms grew as I watched,
And soon enough the whole yard was blotched.
This change was growing faster than a jet,
Though I couldn’t quite make out why yet.
Was it forgiveness? Did I let you off the hook?
But how could I forget the year that you took?
The flowers soon covered the darkness beneath,
And hung on the door was a beautiful wreath.
Soon rain fell upon the somber dwelling,
And with each drop it became more compelling.
The grey washed away, and bright colors prevailed,
When I saw the sight, I inhaled.
My friends standing there waving hello,
Upon their faces, their smiles did glow.
I realized then dark memories were fine,
Because they brought more friends that I call mine.
He broke my heart, no doubt in that,
But I won’t allow him to make me fall flat.
I smile and wave back as I turn away,
I had learned a great lesson remembering today.
Love yourself enough to accept love from true friends,
Because in this respect true love never ends.
Escaping the real world by writing worlds of my own.