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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Remember Me

“I know your world
is full of
noisy details
and there’s always something
or someone trying
to get your attention,
but, please,
remember me.

When you see
a rose,
breathe in
its sweet scent
and remember me.

If you see
a skating chimpanzee
wearing a tuxedo
and smoking a cigar,
laugh and
remember me.

When you hear
“The Tears of a Clown”
by the Miracles,
remember me.

If you remember me,
then I’ll always
be with you,
alive in your world,
neither gone
nor forgotten.

Remember,
this wasn't my idea,
and don’t blame the
public defender;
we all know
I was framed,
but that doesn't matter
now.

I know
I have to go now,
but,

remember that impossibly
bright summer day
when we went
to Newport Beach,
and we just watched
the waves,
and we breathed in
the sea breeze
until the sun went down?

Well,
thank you
for letting me
love you,

for letting me know
how sweet
it all could be.

I’ll wait for you
on the other side
of that sun.”

32 comments:

  1. Even though we have never met I will always remember you when I see:

    a skating chimpanzee
    wearing a tuxedo
    and smoking a cigar,
    laugh and
    remember me.

    Holy cow - this is great Mosk!

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    1. Thanks, Other Mary! I will not forget you either!

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  2. This is so soothing in the peaceful acceptance of passage and emotively beautifully delivered. Thank you, Mosk.

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    1. Thanks, Hannah. I appreciate your kindness.

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  3. Can't forget the monkey in a tux! That would just be cruel :D Congrats for all your poems this month. Don't stop now..I want to see more when you have more

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    1. I realized after my self-imposed nine-month hiatus that writing is my sanctuary.

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  4. If you remember me,
    then I’ll always
    be with you,
    alive in your world,
    neither gone
    nor forgotten........... what a beautiful, hopeful thought

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    1. Thanks, and I do believe that memory is how we stay immortal.

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  5. Beautifully emotive & oh so soothing..!
    Congratulations of making it through the month!
    Lots of love
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for always being so diligent and enthusiastic in your comments. I appreciate you very much!

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  6. I am so glad my prompt found its way to your pen. I really adore that you gave the narrator a storyline of being locked away. This poem was a delightful, bittersweet read and I thank you for sharing it! Viva la

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    1. Thanks for the prompt, which I didn't like at first, but realized it was a good premise for a monologue. Thanks for your kind words.

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  7. This is such a very sweet poem, Mosk.

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    1. Thanks, Mary, any poem with a Mr. Jiggs reference can't be too wrong.

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  8. all great pens speak truth. you've been on that beach, Mosk... ~

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    1. Thanks, grapes! Yes, some of my favorites memories were at Newport Beach.

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  9. I feel a bit silly because my hand just flew to my heart... Then the silliness went away because I leaned over and kissed my husband.

    There is so much love in this poem, Buddah; enough to keep the keep the heart and memory of the one who stays behind completely full... and remembering. ♥

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    1. I loved your comment. It was very sweet. Keep that husband covered in kisses.

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  10. The mixture of images is so great, the monkey in a tuxedo and the sun in Newport Beach will linger... The hint on where you're going adds a narrative I find intriguing,

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    1. Thanks, it *is* a reflection of how things all fit in my mind.

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  11. Well, I must say that your poems have been very memorable this month. Congratulations on achieving the full 30 poems in 30 days and thank you for sharing so many pieces with The Imaginary Garden. It has been a pleasure.

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    1. Thank you, and especially thank you for being a leader at Real Toads. It's nice to have a poetic home on the internet. :)

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  12. I love that your put ripples in the pond-with your details!
    Yes, I will remember you~
    Cheers, to a wonderful poem and a whole month of insight~

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    1. Thanks, Ella. I think the sentiment was universal, but the details hopefully made it mine alone. Best wishes, Mosk

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  13. This is wonderful, especially the waiting for your loved one on the other side of that sun.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I liked that detail as well.

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  14. I will remember how you made me smile. Thanks for being you and the poetry you brought to April.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susie! Onward to May!

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  15. Wow, this is just terrific. Laying aside even blame or any other person's responsibility for the cause, just to embrace and encourage the memory. Great!!
    Hey I have really enjoyed reading your words steadily this month, you've been in rare form, Mosk! Really rose to the occasion. I hope you got some keepers or some material for I don't know what out of this, or some motivation or energy or whatever works for you. Keep em coming, I want to keep reading.
    Marian

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    1. Thanks, Marian. I took a break before the writing this month, and after about nine month hiatus I feel revitalized. Thanks for your kindness and your readership. Also, thanks for your poems as well.

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  16. lovely...there's a story behind this and what led to this plea, but this in and off itself is enough. I like the incorporation of both sweet and humorous moments...The chimpanzees made me smile.

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