Fragments of lost memories


The bricks crumbled

As the sands of time decayed their subsistence


And the rain ran red

Mimicking the cries of every forgotten soldier


Earthy fragments of lost memories

Wound their way through the ghostlike grounds


Old heaps of shrapnel mingled

With rivers of blackened tears


The disheveled mess full of leftover remnants of war

And bodies which lay undiscovered


A multitude of sins left on display

As a torturous reminder


And still the battles continue

As history hasn’t remembered all it once lost


Written by, Michelle Cook

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11 responses to “Fragments of lost memories

  1. Beautiful poem, Michelle. ❤

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  2. I probably should have said, “beautifully written.” You capture the loss and waste with heartbreaking imagery.

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  3. Thank you D. 🙂

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  4. This was actually the workings of a poem, which I had intended to transform into something else. But the more I looked at the words, the more I thought it should remain unfinished. I came to the realization that it says enough as it is. Thank you for your lovely comment. I’m glad you could see what I was trying to capture.

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  5. I think it’s perfect as it is.

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  6. Thank you D. ❤️

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  7. Marvellous writing here!

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  8. Thank you so much! ❤️


  9. This is a great piece, Michelle – very moving.

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  10. Thank you Mary ❤️

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