Forget Her…

He had mastered
The art
Of forgetting.

When hurt,
When disappointed,
When disillusioned,
His mind took over,
So easily erasing
Emotion…

And with that erasure,
Memories,
No longer worthy.

And so now,
Understanding that
She no longer,
Wanted,
Or needed,
Him…

His mind,
Subordinating his heart,
Took over,

Directing what must
Happen,

Simply another “delete.”

But after day 1,
His mind failed him.

After day 2,
Surely,
His proficiency
At forgetting
Would overcome…

Would succeed…

As it had done,
So many times,
Before.

But not
This time.

Not…

Now…

Not,

Her.

While his mind fretted,
And pushed for finality…

His heart pushed back.

There would be
No rest….

No closure…

No expediency…

Not with her.

The days started
With thoughts
Of her.

The days ended
With thoughts
Of her.

No clear path now,
To release.

He simply could not,

Could not…

Forget her.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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15 thoughts on “Forget Her…

  1. the art of forgetting is indeed difficult to master when our brain is like a computer, one image, one word, one memory, one thought,one prompt and million history searches come up…

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    1. That is so perfectly spoken! Thanks for your thoughts. I so agree!

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      1. thank you…most welcome…

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  2. There is a gentleness in your thoughts. Love holds us in a thousand ways so that forgetting is far from simple. Beautifully written 🌷

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    1. That’s so well spoken, and I so much agree. Thanks so much for your thoughts!

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  3. Its a great reminder your poem is, of all the pain we go through when they leave us… beautiful.🌱

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    1. I totally agree and very much appreciate your comments!

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  4. You’ve really captured this emotion–as a reader, I feel it with you. Amazing!

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    1. Thanks Elle! So much appreciate your thoughts!

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  5. Every woman wants to be that unforgettable! (Spoken with true prejudice afore thought!)

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    1. Thank you! That is so very kind!

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  6. Hi Bill, I seldom make comments. And when I go to sites, like YouTube, the comments are mostly stupid or abusive.

    However, I would like to thank you for reading the artist piece. It means a lot to me that you did.

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    1. My pleasure! Happy to do so!

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