Poem: “Remember Forget”

 

Remember and Forget

were walking down the street.

People were staring.

They couldn’t believe.

 

“Forget is renowned as Remember’s nemesis!”

“Remember, don’t be a traitor! Come, join us!”

 

Remember remained calm.

Forget’s eyes swelled and teared.

Remember looked at his friend,

a victim of people’s fears.

 

“Without Forget there’d be no need for me.

“Memory would be futile.

“People would never try to think.

“I am Remember. I could never forget a friend.”

 

With that Remember shifted his gaze from the crowd to Forget.

He locked eyes with his friend,

whose tears were all dried.

Thankfully, Forget couldn’t remember why he cried.

 

(Editor’s note: guest poet Dahlia Kurtz is host of “Good Mornings with Dahlia Kurtz” on SiriusXM Canada)

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