Bert Horn

Rules Of Engagement - Poem by Bert Horn

Memory at
times plays with
vagaries that
shape your lids or
rewards lips with
faint boast that
fears inspection.

It knows disciplined
of rewrite essential
to truth
but not happiness
that knows
its own way.

Memory is recall
not of then but
now revealing then
finding truth
full blown where
doubt grew before.

A wonderful boss
snatching the past
from oblivion with
names and dates
the who and when
of happiness and pain
now remembered.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011

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