Treasure Island

Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Charm Of Forgetting


If one must remember
Every event that occurs
In news one reads
Or news that happens
Every process or procedure
That one learns
And remember every
Scene that eyes see
Name and face of every
Person one meets
And remember every
Feeling of hands touching
And taste of every
Bite of food one eats
And smell of every kind
That one comes across
And remember tunes and tones
Of every sound one hears
This mind would be
The most powerful
Supercomputer in the world
Impossible to build.

Human memory's selective
Sorts through the mess
Remembers only key events
Throwing away the rest
Glad to note that
We're all blessed
We should all be happy
With the charm of forgetting.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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  • Patricia Grantham (7/11/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    Oh how I love this poem. If we could all get a grip on this very interesting write.
    Forgetting can be a blessing in many ways. Somethings in life can be hurtful
    and need to be forgotten or else it might sink us into a deeper hole. The brain
    can erase, store and retrieve any information that it wants to in order to maintain
    the bodies health and existence. Very inspiring write. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (7/9/2013 8:57:00 AM)

    The sweetness of forgetfulness triumphs over the bitterness of memories at times and you have driven home that truth quite interestingly sir. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (7/8/2013 12:19:00 AM)

    A good write about the mind and memory...there may be conscious filtering of events or unconscious. and forgetfulness is not always conscious. very thought-provoking write. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (7/6/2013 7:37:00 PM)

    things are remembered that wants to be remembered. other things are discarded excellent thoughts (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (7/4/2013 2:56:00 PM)

    We only forget at a conscious level, everything is stored in there like computer disc - the more information the mind acquires, the harder it is to retrieve. Interesting write. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/4/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    It's the things that the mind remembers is the rue!
    The things I want to remember the mind discards as frivious. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (7/3/2013 9:16:00 PM)

    we are all blessed, my dear poet, we are here to see the world in our own eyes
    And also are happy with the charm of forgetting. good write, thanks. it is 10. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (7/3/2013 9:40:00 AM)

    Very well said Sir! There IS really a Charm in Forgetting unwanted thoughts of vexation and grief. A lovely poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (7/3/2013 8:27:00 AM)

    In forgetting, there is definitely a charm! If everything clutters in our memory, our brain might explode oneday. Unless painful memories are erased by time, we will slip back to perpetual gloom! A very meaningful write! (Report) Reply

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