Distorted Memories

I stepped through to the other side
walked right through the looking glass
trying to find my family
roots.

I found my grandmother, recognized her
right away. I’d seen pictures of her
but she’d never seen any of me.

We were like distant strangers
converging on a moment in time and
after we’d spent hours talking
she smiled the strange smile of remembering.

“I feel as if though I’ve known you all my life.”

And her words felt to me
like lying across grandma’s lap in summertime or
being held near grandma’s bosom listening
while she sings to me, songs her mother
used to sing to her. I felt the weight of history
in the lyrics of her songs.

But one day the mirror shimmered.
Grandma looked at me like the stranger I was.

“What are you doing sitting on me?
Would you get up off me please?”
I stretched my body up toward the sky
so I could kiss her cheek
and slid away with all her other
distorted memories.

Peace & Love,
Rosalind

 

 

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About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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