#Free Write Friday: Ponder this … No Thank You

This week’s #FWF prompt from Kellie Elmore asks us to consider this:

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.

Would you still choose to take the offer? Can you drink in the moment and enjoy it knowing you will have no recollection of what happened? Think about it? How important is a memory? In a time when every moment is documented via social media, photographs and video. We have lost the ability to just ‘breathe in’ and enjoy what is right in front of us because we interrupt the moment by grabbing our phone to post about it on Facebook, or snap a picture and share it on Instagram or try to define the moment in a 140 character tweet. Think about it…

I did give this considerable thought and came up with the following.

More poetry, but that’s what the muse ordered … for now …


Port Severn Stillness

No Thank You

Too much of Life

Already lost.

Too many memories

Trapped I know not


Locked away.

Too painful?

Perhaps, but happy

Times obscured

There, too. Why

Consider more

Of this?

Why engage in the

Sabotage of a memory

Already crying for

Moments lost and times


No thank you.



Are mine to keep,

Lest at the end

For life

I weep.


Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

Copyright Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

16 thoughts on “#Free Write Friday: Ponder this … No Thank You

  1. I really like how this starts melancholy and careful, in a way we can all relate to, and then manages to smooth out the confusion and take an inspiring stand! Beautiful!:-D

  2. Dorothy, you have such a way with words. You take one on a journey through your free writing mindset and I love that about reading you. It’s perception and deep introspect that I love about the free writing challenge. Thanks for a great read.

      1. I honestly cannot think of anything I would love to do only to have the memory stolen from me. Having already blocked out a lot of my memories as a protective mechanism I would find that to be just too painful. I want to remember everything good. … Thanks for leaving a comment. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

  3. Beautiful Dorothy! Loved the lines > Why engage in the, Sabotage of a memory,
    Already crying for, Moments lost and times

    How often do we sabotage the memories although innocently our remembrance is often spotty at best some times. Great writing!

    1. Thanks, Mark. When I look back it saddens me to realize just how disengaged with life I was for so long because it was simply too painful to be there. As I walk this new path I am determined to feel and experience each moment for what it is and the memory it may become ~ good or otherwise. I’ve lost enough of my life in the aftermath of others’ dysfunction and pain. Ain’t goin’ there again. 😉 … Be well, Dorothy 🙂

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