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"
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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 https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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10 thoughts on “Rogue Memories – #Writephoto”
They sure take on a life of their own at times, don’t they? Well said, Penny! 💞 💞 💞
Thank you, Dawn! ❤
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Really an Awesome poem, Penny!! Loved it! So happy you had seeds of inspiration that inspired you to write this!! Your Muse should be up for a raise! LOL!!
Thank you so much, Chuck! ❤
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Happy you enjoyed the seeds of inspiration! 😊💖💕🌹
Very relatable, Penny.
Thank you, Robbie. 🙂
Writing can prove therapeutic and freeing. Write away!
Thanks, Audrey. 🙂