Memory Lane

By Sean Mc Shane



Memory Lane is a dark road
that leads to some very haunted places

where familiar voices still whisper
in a choir of ghostly faces

where things once treasured
lay in coffin shaped cases

where love has lost to hate
leaving many empty spaces

where it is forever night
and light leaves no traces

where fragments of my soul
still search for God's good graces

where regret is a wicked entity
that the rest of me embraces

Memory Lane is a dark road
to my own nightmare oasis . . .

                           

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Copyright 2012 Sean Mc Shane
Published on Friday, January 27, 2012.     Filed under: "Depressed" and "Poetry"
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  • Jonas Robinson On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Jonas Robinson (979)By person wrote:

    Nice rhyming scheme. Very haunting. Well done. Great job. :)

  • A former member wrote: Excellent flow and rhyming. I feel the despair in this. Great ink!

  • Livingdeadgirl On Friday, March 13, 2015, Livingdeadgirl (58)By person wrote:

    very real and truthful.. good write!

  • A former member wrote: Just beautiful... Memories can both..bring us joy and bitterness.. But they remind us too that we have lived and grown.. :)

  • blue angel On Saturday, August 10, 2013, blue angel (1117)By person wrote:

    Wow, I love this... forgive me for not commenting on it until now:) You're a very talented writer:)~ xxx

  • Sean Mc Shane On Sunday, August 11, 2013, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks BA, that was cool to say. There's no time limit on reading works, I'm just glad you like it. Sweet compliments. Til next time -

  • A former member wrote: This holds so much truth, memory lane can be wicked and can lead you down a dark path. I loved this :)

  • Sean Mc Shane On Thursday, June 27, 2013, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks b, and I agree. Mem Ln isn't always in a pleasant neighborhood. Thanks again man. Later -

  • Intoxicating Delirium On Monday, March 25, 2013, Intoxicating Delirium (395)By person wrote:

    This is my new favorite poem, This perfectly describes my feelings. Momories are such haunting things.

  • Sean Mc Shane On Tuesday, March 26, 2013, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks C, that's quite the compliment. I'm glad you like it. And yeah, some memories are waking nightmares. Cool. Thanks again. Til next time -

  • Estelle On Sunday, January 20, 2013, Estelle (37)By person wrote:

    "nightmare oasis"....such a clever little word duo. memory lane can be such a dark place when going alone...thank you for sharing!

  • Sean Mc Shane On Monday, January 21, 2013, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks Estelle, I'm glad ya dig nightmare oasis. It is very dark, on wide side of the street. The other isn't too bad. Thanks again. Til next time -

  • Melancholic VIncent On Sunday, July 8, 2012, Melancholic VIncent (533)By person wrote:

    Past can haunt us forever, we have to make peace with it, we can't run from it nor disconnect from it. In time we have to accept it and embrace it as part of us, otherwise it's always there like skeletons in the closet. My opinion over this. Good piece you made, very suggesting

  • Sean Mc Shane On Sunday, July 8, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks, MV. I agree, it took me awhile to just accept my past and use it for writing inspiration. Thanks for the cool compliments. Later -

  • Cherry Bomb On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, Cherry Bomb (26)By person wrote:

    This is the place where I pull my writing from (as does everyone at least occasionally I'm sure!) I like the smooth flow - much enjoyed thanks!

  • Sean Mc Shane On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks, Cherry. Memory Lane is a two-way street, but the shadowy side has a lot more traffic. Thanks again. Til next time -

  • uniqueangel On Friday, May 18, 2012, uniqueangel (66)By person wrote:

    I have been in that dark old place. good write. love ur work.

  • Sean Mc Shane On Friday, May 18, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks, UA. I really apprechiate the cool compliments. And thanks for the b-mark. Always a high Honor. Til next time -

  • revlis On Tuesday, February 21, 2012, revlis (119)By person wrote:

    deep............

  • Sean Mc Shane On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks. Appreciate the compliment.

  • FadedBlues On Thursday, February 9, 2012, FadedBlues (2942)By person wrote:

    ...the rest of the poem is good, but that final line, 'oasis' breaking slightly w/the primary rhyme was an excellent maneuver...

  • Sean Mc Shane On Friday, February 10, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    Thanks, Blues. Glad you like the tail end.

  • Magdalena On Friday, February 3, 2012, Magdalena (785)By person wrote:

    I try to avoid that memory lane, nicely penned Sean.

  • Sean Mc Shane On Friday, February 3, 2012, Sean Mc Shane (646)By person wrote:

    I know what you mean. But anytime I try and avoid it, I seem to wake up in It's gutter. Thanks again, M. Til next time . . .

  • Devilish On Friday, January 27, 2012, Devilish (3759)By person wrote:

    I feel your direction.. lovely! Hello there and welcome to Darkpoetry. Roam around and read others as it will bring them to you as well .. If you need anything i'm a click away. Glad to have you.. Scholar

  • Phantasmagoria On Friday, January 27, 2012, Phantasmagoria (166)By person wrote:

    I too, have memories that haunt me. Nice write, and welcome :)


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