Farewell, Bad-memory Lane

I took a drive down bad memory lane
and saw you looming on the street
You looked much smaller than I remembered
standing there alone and unfamiliar

When I turned my head to pass you by
I thought I heard you shutter and sway
quickly trying to shake the ghosts awake
saying, look, look who’s back

Did I take a wrong turn
or did I need to see that the power is gone
and the ghosts have long passed

I wasn’t back; I had to be sure

With a wry smile
I headed north on a twisted road
the air turning clean and crisp
north, where the sun dances with the sky
and the stars are thick with wonder
far, far away from bad memory lane

©Alexis Rose, Image source: Pexels

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph      

27 thoughts on “Farewell, Bad-memory Lane

  1. Alexis, you never do disappoint with anything you write. This poem was amazing and full of emotions that I could actually feel. Sometimes those drives down memory lane can be very upsetting and the ghosts of the past feel so real. However, the more time that passes, the smaller and less significant they become.Very well done!

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  2. “Where the sun dances with the sky and the stars are thick with wonder far far away from bad memory lane “

    I’m so happy for you, and how far you have come. I can actually hear those last lines and the hope you have found.

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