“ A Distant Presence ” – stored in old memories –

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“ A Distant Presence ”

            – stored in old memories –

 

I feel a presence

Ever distant,

Lurking

In my memory,

Probing

Unrelentingly,                                                                             

To surface

Above reticence,

Ne’er forgotten

Be one’s musings,

Despite a dying voice

Caught in the shadows,

Of a haunting choice

Stays a distant presence,

Stored in old memories…

 

I feel its existence

Lamenting regret,

Of relic adolescence

Did tend to forget,

One’s life so harried

Time be left scattered,

Yet held little matter

Amid memory’s embers,

Despite imploring pleas

Woefully entreating time,

On symbolic knees

Ought allow to remind,

Before the while be no more

Than a haunting memory…

 

Tho still I hear whispers

Of a lingering voice,

Must be the patient soul

In its life’s awoken choice,

Holds stored in old memories

That of a distant presence! 

           

                        © Jean-Jacques Fournier  

                                           July 12, 2020             

            Music, Chet Baker – Almost Blue –

5 thoughts on ““ A Distant Presence ” – stored in old memories –

  1. “Tho still I hear whispers
    Of a lingering voice,
    Must be the patient soul
    In its life’s awoken choice,
    Holds stored in old memories
    That of a distant presence! “

    The idea of a distant presence resonates. In moments of reverie, scattered thoughts come floating in my mind, without prompting. They just appear and I have no knowledge of who called them from long ago memories.

  2. You got it… but no surprise… as I believe that the likes of people like you with an active, ever thinking, healthy brain, awake or asleep, have minds that never stop sorting thru their ever accumulating life baggage. Ergo I’ve no doubt that the Rebecca we think we know, is a non stop sorter and accumulator of that massive baggage… much to our pleasure for what she shares with lucky us!

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