Memory Games

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Memory Games

Though memories are sketchy, those that remain are vivid—
mere scraps of joy or humor or times when she was livid.
No way to tell what snips of time her memory will nourish—
current relations lost to time while past ones live and flourish.

The mind does nasty tricks when it decides to misbehave.
It may leave us abandoned within its darkening cave,
or perhaps it casts a cinema only one can see,
drawing them into a world of dreams where they are free.

No one who walks through memory’s door can return to tell
whether it is heaven or a living hell.
Another trick of life that draws us fast within it,
forcing us to play the game without a way to win it.

Prompt words for today are jive, sketchy, relations and vivid.

12 thoughts on “Memory Games

    1. SAM VOELKER

      I agree, My mother had this ability, and so did Shirley, my wife. It is common in twins and close soulmates, but not often in people who have never met, such as reading a book and feeling a congruity, while others on a similar subjects may never make this connection. But I actually have seen it in my Dog’s. Not a put down human nature, but actually an observation. Maybe this paranormal phenomenon is something that many of us have lost through evolution. Maybe it is not needed in this age of the cell phone~!

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      1. lifelessons Post author

        I am not consistent in the time I wake up, but when I do, for the past 18 years I have had from four to seven hungry animals waiting to be fed–dogs in the backyard and cats in the front. I noticed a long time ago that I could stay in my bed, doing my blog or daydreaming, for an hour or more and no animal would disturb me, but the minute I thought, “I wonder when the dogs will ask to be fed,” they started barking and scratching at the screen. It is uncanny. They know the split second that I start thinking about them.

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        1. SAM VOELKER

          We had one who knew when Shirley got into her car to come home from work, and went to sit by the door. He also knew when we had plans to go out, He would pick out a (clue) word between us, so we started talking in French, He learned this and we switched to Spanish, well on his quickly learning this we would spell, you guessed it, we soon had a dog who knew English, French, Spanish and could spell~! Wow almost a poem~!

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          1. lifelessons Post author

            It is.. time to write it! My dog in high school would go to the window and watch for us 5 minutes before the school bell rang to let us out for lunch. Our house was two blocks from the school , but if he got in the right place in our living room picture window, he could see the school doors opening. The minute they did, my mom would open the door and he’d come barreling up the street to walk us home. Nice to have such an enthusiastic greeter.

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