The Hawk Gillis

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Forgotten Memories - Poem by The Hawk Gillis

Is it wise to forget what is to be remember?
I believe not,
For memories contribute to who we are

Yet men often forget,
To remember the memories that hold them together.
No man can say he has all his memories,
But very few men can say that they try to remember them all.

What is our past our present or future,
If we forget what makes us what we are.
The memories of the past,
Lead to memories to be had.

Why are some of our greatest treasures,
The ones we waste away.
Why we let our memories slip away,
Is unknown to me.

Comments about Forgotten Memories by The Hawk Gillis

  • (12/20/2009 12:18:00 AM)

    'Is anything worse than forgetting a memory? Is anything more tragic,
    Than forgetting what is to be remember? '... well yes: losing your soul. 'For memories make us who we are'... well not really: our personalities make us who we are. A good philosophical poem (even though I don't agree with it) . My name may seem familiar.

    Yours truly,
    Cheng Zheng
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Poem Edited: Friday, February 19, 2010

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