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Memory Maelstrom

April 8, 2022
By jxiao BRONZE, Collierville, Tennessee
jxiao BRONZE, Collierville, Tennessee
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Encapsulated by time: 
Past, present, and future 
They amble, 
Listlessly, 
Spilling hopes and wishes 
Through a deluge  
Of memory-ridden tears. 
 
They are the nameless souls, 
Vagrants searching for solace, 
Prancing on stones, 
Numbering the days  
That whisk by. 
 
A lull beckons them to the sea, 
The soft, hushing murmurs  
of the Oneiroi, 
The beguiling, sweet melody 
of the Sirens. 
 
Swaddled by silk-laden fabrics, 
Their lemon-wept tears are 
blotted, 
Their endless cries 
muffled. 
They descend into  
a whirling maelstrom  
of departed memories. 
The tides swallow their bodies, 
Which now lie in a 
perpetual dream


The author's comments:

I am a sophomore in Memphis University School, in my spare time. I wrote, paint and wandering!


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 25 2022 at 3:18 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Great choice of words, mate...And wonderful Imagery!!! ★★★

on Apr. 18 2022 at 12:08 am
saralychee SILVER, Sacramento, California
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this is incredible, gorgeous imagery and a captivating title! I also love the cadence of this poem, it flows beautifully.