Nothing but a Memory

Image: Sabine Wurz

Can’t think how I got here.
I Just can’t.
Everything seems to be
as I remember
it isn’t.

I know I’m alive
my memory is intact.

If I could locate someone
then at least

I feel a slight draft
lifting my hair
I feel it.

I know these streets
but, the buildings…
I don’t know them anymore.

Why are there no darned people?

Nothing is, as was.

I should be scared
there’s a certain serenity inside
keeping the panic from rising.

Someone, is here. I can’t see
but do sense their arrival.
Suddenly a voice floods
my mind.

‘You are not you
as you once knew esistence.
You died
over 200 years ago.
you are but a memory, awakened
to God’s consciousness in
the corridors of time.’


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He has only just ‘awakened’ and so he hasn’t met anyone else yet and confused, is still trying to find his bearings. πŸ™‚

Shared with Three Word Wednesday CCLXV11 #Draft, Locate, Serenity
Imperfect prose On being more human
Poetry Jam #Mystery The prompt was write something about mystery. Interesting challenge.

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

28 thoughts on “Nothing but a Memory”

  1. thanks for the extra intel in the comments at my place on this yesterday…that sounds like an interesting game…let me know the name if you will..i will check it out…

  2. It is a little scary especially first couple of lines. I’m not sure I want to wake up and find myself in his shoes. Intriguing, I was immediately hooked and concerned about what’s happening.

  3. Started leading me to dementia… but then I thought of purgatory. πŸ™‚ The blue color is perfect for the feel of these words.

  4. Yeah, this is mysterious, well thought out though – and the mysteries of a different consciousness!

    Nicely done!

  5. I like Pat’s lost in space comment … I’ll ditto that one! Your poem also made me think about the folks I volunteer with each week .. the precious men and women living in Memory Care.

  6. Definitely a mystery! Your poem drew me in quickly and the illustration is excellent for it. Thanks for your continued participation at Poetry Jam. I am enjoying getting to know your work!

  7. nice…i love how you build tension and how the story slowly develops..and i like the direction this took..

  8. Maybe the one who died so long ago is really a time traveller and lost in the space around you and now you can feel him and must bring him into the light through some magic chant. Or maybe I put to much thought into it..haha

  9. Even a grain of memory is something to build on..that feeling of not quite knowing a familiar place runs through life as well perhaps..knowing ‘something’ is there is always a matter what that may be..Jae

  10. Surreal… reminds me a bit of a book I just finished reading, The Host.

  11. wow quite the journey…at first i thought you were in a dream…nothing i the same, is maybe not a bad thing…stepping outside of time too would be rather interesting…i wonder at there being no people though…

  12. WOW! This is STUNNING! “awakened in God’s consciousness in the corridors of time”. Just beautiful – my favorite of yours so far, πŸ˜‰

  13. Wow, the first stanza’s mystery drew me in, and I just kept reading breathlessly, in a kind of dreamlike state. I do think you should expand this into a sci-fi story.

  14. Wow, that is some mystery. The first stanza drew me in, and I found myself reading faster and faster, in a kind of dreamlike state. I do think you should write a book using this premise! Thanks for Poetry Jamming!

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