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Rogue Memories – #Writephoto

The Dinosaur – Image by KL Caley

The Old Dinosaur of a desk 
calls to me 
when my memories go rogue  

The memories escape 
the cage in my mind 
where I've kept them captive 

Some are bittersweet  
Others, simply bitter   

I give voice to them 
letting them fly 
from my mind to the pen in my hand 

The memories find their way 
to the page 
loose from their enclosure

They glare back at me 
defiant in the freedom 
of their exposure  

I'm helpless and can only witness 
the past laid bare 
for all to see

Copyright (C) 2023 Penny Wilson

This is for Kaley's #Writephoto Thursday Prompt
This was inspired by my Friend, Chuck over at 
The Reluctant Poet and his poem,"Memories Gone Rogue"


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.

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