A Forgotten Love
parts 1 and 2
Forgotten? No, not really, not honestly. I can''t. I don't really want to forget.
I keep those memories locked away because of the pain. No, I can't admit that to anyone, not even my cousin.
We were happy, even when times got rough. Maybe it was because we were family, maybe it was because we just knew no other way.
Sometimes, when I'm so alone it hurts,I can hear her voice, singing with her Irish brogue. Or her laughter, bright and full of life.
I can remember her smile and wish that I could see it again...
Every time I smell sugar cookies I have to catch myself from calling out. Sugar cookies were my favorite, mine and Grandpa's.
Life isn't very fair sometimes. Some of us got a bad deal when we were just too young to know any better. We made our way the best we could.
That's not a good excuse. I know that. I also know that she would be disappointed with me, my actions, what I turned into.
I've tried hard these last few years to mend my evil ways, tried to live more like she would have wanted. Hopefully, someday I will have an honest life and be a free man, so I can go back and make sure she knows that I haven't forgotten her; what she taught me.
I can't just go back and talk to her. Kansas just plain hurts too much.
But they say that bad memories fade away as we get older... I'm not sure if I want that, though. No matter how ugly and horrific my last memories are of her, I don't want to forget.
Because If I forget, I've got that many fewer lifelines to grab hold of when my own life gets too frazzled.
If I forget my past, will I really know my future path is headed in the right direction?
If I forget my first knowledge of love, and of being loved just because I am, then how will I ever recognize any love that I may find?
No, that first love, unconditional and pure, is not something that I am willing to even think about forgetting.
Whispered to me by Heyes
He was in a philisophical mood, reflecting on his past.
Thank you, Heyes for sharing.
P.S. He wants this dedicated to his Ma, Maureen Curry Heyes
Caroline written in 2009