dVerse — OLN — thankfulness — Remember Forget

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remembering
warm burned
conjuring enjoying triggering
grounding imprisoning disorienting liberating
allowing forgiving detaching
present absent
forgetting

 

 

In the trauma support group I’m attending, we need to dig into memories, then write and talk about them. You can guess some of the emotions that are triggered while doing it. Our teacher/mentor said her teacher/mentor told her, “you don’t want to skin the patient. You pick at the edges very slowly.” Today on my drive through water winter wonderland (one of Michigan’s State nicknames) I started thinking about memories.

Today’s offering is a diamante form poem, which I think is a good fit for the topic.

Lillian is today’s host for dVerse.  Lillian says:
Lillian here and it’s OLN time again at dVerse! That means you can post one poem of your choosing – no prompt, no form required etc. So have at it folks!

Image:  “Memory Blackbird” by AK Rockefeller

36 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    This is almost a stream-of-consciousness stringing of words and reflections….what I imagine it is like to meditate sometimes….to recall so we can heal.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you connected with it, Lillian.

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  2. kanzensakura says:

    Great form! Almost stream of consciousness thinking,

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Toni. It pretty much is. The conclusion I drew is that there are pluses and minuses to both of them…

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  3. sanaarizvi says:

    This is so evocative! ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, thank you, glad it connected with you.

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like how you moved from remembering to forgetting.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Frank.

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  5. Sadje says:

    Great word play.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li.

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  6. rothpoetry says:

    I think letting go of past experiences and traumas is very difficult!

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  7. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I like how your poem expresses process. Moving through emotions can be so very difficult. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Ali.

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  8. calmkate says:

    the whole gambit of emotions as that kind of therapy will evoke … take care Lisa!
    Spoil yourself to balance it out.
    Love the artwork 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Kate. Good advice 🙂

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      1. calmkate says:

        you’re most welcome Lisa .. good luck and bravo for undertaking this!

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        1. msjadeli says:

          ❤ I appreciate that, thank you.

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          1. calmkate says:

            it’s huge and I pray you have a helpful resolution 🙂

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  9. kim881 says:

    Your stream of consciousness in a nutshell is visual, Jade, and the continuous verb form makes it circular, emphasising the ebb and flow of emotions.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like that description, Kim 🙂

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  10. a creative and deep take of this form! really a good one!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you Reading Writer!

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  11. rivrvlogr says:

    I see one leading to the other, and back, with that return to remembering accompanied by understanding.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Ideally it works out that way. At times it will never “make sense.” Those are the knots that need work to untease in their own way.

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  12. Your words come full circle Lisa, which is so true of what we do in life.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks very much for reading and commenting, Linda.

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  13. Really nicely done word play !

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Chris 🙂

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  14. I find that the poem is a mantra repeated while you gently peel the layers of memory… and if you see it as an onion… there will be tears.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      It is like a mantra now that you say that, and yes, there are tears…

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  15. merrildsmith says:

    I suppose one can’t forget until one remembers. Your poem forms a sort of circle

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes, Merril and you got it on the circle. With the form you start at a noun or subject and go halfway, then either choose a synonym or an antonym and complete. Although I chose an antonym, through both halves are opposites. The “good” and the “bad” of each.

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    2. msjadeli says:

      p.s. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      1. merrildsmith says:

        You’re very welcome.

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