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Free Write Friday #24: Ponder This…

on July 13, 2013

free-write-friday-kellie-elmoreWelcome to Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday. Here is today’s FWF prompt…

Today you have been granted the opportunity to go anywhere, do anything, meet anyone, travel in time…whatever you wish, it is yours. Now, there’s a catch. (Isn’t there always?) When you wake up tomorrow… you will not remember any of it.

Like a Lost Dream

Photo by HeartbeatLoveQuotes.com

Do you remember—
Childhood fantasies of the past
Beginnings of the day
Visions for the future?

What have you forgotten—
Yesterdays’ lost loves
Today’s wrong words
Tomorrow’s hopes?

If given the chance
To do anything you please
Would you readily accept
Only to remember to later forget?

Is it remembering
That is important
Or grabbing the moment
Before it’s lost?

Like a Lost Dream
Quickly fading in the morning
With the only memory
Being you know you dreamed

 Mysterious yet fascinating
Leaving questions, few answers
So, given the chance
Go for it, if only for the moment

©catnipoflife

“Want not, waste not treasured moments that life sends your way.”

Other Contributions:

lozzypower says:

My offering: http://ofbatsandbutterflies.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/the-catch-laura-power-kellie-elmores-free-write-friday/

dorothychiotti says:

Here’s my take on this week’s #FWF: http://dorothychiotti.com/2013/07/12/free-write-friday-ponder-this-no-thank-you/

Terry says:

Hi Kellie!!
http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/fwf-free-write-friday-ponder-this/

Annie (@txstarkeeper) says:

Kellie — you do love to make us sweat!!! Here is my response…
http://www.anniestexasmusings.com/the-promise.html

neenslewy says:

Great to be back and to see how popular FWF has become – loved this prompt – here’s mine
http://awritersfountain.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/fwf-free-write-friday-and-thats-why-we-have-memories/

Lorraine says:

Had some fun with this one! Thanks Kellie:
http://thetruanttrain.wordpress.com/

Heidi says:

Here is mine for this week. I’m a little off today. My response will explain.
http://www.anauthorandhermuse.com/the-price-of-memories.html

Pink Woods says:

Here’s mine! I love this topic… I get to really reflect on it. :)
http://pinkwoods.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/take-me-to-the-sky/

Mark says:

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10 responses to “Free Write Friday #24: Ponder This…

  1. Teepee12 says:

    But as for me, if I can’t remember it, why bother? But that’s just how I think I guess.

  2. Terry says:

    wow, this is beautiful. I would not want to wake from this dream

  3. neenslewy says:

    A great poem – loved the ending and how you wrapped the sentiment of your response up at the end.
    Like a Lost Dream
    Quickly fading in the morning
    With the only memory
    Being you know you dreamed

    Mysterious yet fascinating
    Leaving questions, few answers
    So, given the chance
    Go for it, if only for the moment

    Great blog – congratulations on all your awards!

  4. Heidi says:

    There is the memory, but there is also the emotion behind it. If you can’t remember the picture who is to say you cannot remember the emotion? A riddle indeed. lol

  5. I feel the same way as Teepee. If I will not remember, what is the point? I decided against the offer. Memories to me, are everything.
    Thank you for a beautiful reply.
    xox

  6. heidi says:

    I like this. There has to be more that you will walk away with than memories, so why not try it?

  7. Mark says:

    Great take on the prompt, Sharla! Exploring both sides.

  8. Talicha J. says:

    ah, I really enjoyed your contribution to the prompt. I too believe that even if it’s for the moment you should go for it. The fact that it could make you happy is all you need to rely on. No one’s memories are a sure thing, especially as we grow older. great job!

  9. xxkultuur says:

    A great visual poem…full of hope and romance. Smiles.

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