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Packing Memories

All we take
with us
is memories 

I've carefully wrapped
in tissue 

The ones
filled with light
are the most

The dark ones
make good
packing material

Copyright © 2019 Penny Wilson



Penny Wilson is an international writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

15 thoughts on “Packing Memories

  1. Brilliantly honest and true, My Dear! But we can’t really get rid of the ones we want without being willing to sacrifice a little piece of who we are, can we????


    1. Thanks Chuck, and I Agree! Not to get rid of those “dark” memories, but to make them useful. I guess that’s what I was trying for here. When we leave this world, what do we take with us? Memories, right? Let’s make them worthwhile! Thank you for your kind words my Friend and for your visit! ❤


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