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ash trays
by Steve Patterson
Thursday, July 17, 2003

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ash tray laying on my bed
3 cigarette butts
yeah that's me

colors around my printer
reds, green, blues and blacks
they take me back
the love i had
makes me sad
makes me remember
what i had
old cigarette butts
old colors there by the printer
the words i could say
the words that went away

long nights
sad songs
colors were wrong
sittin' there by the toilet
i run out of verse

of course there's still the ash tray
there's still the colors in my heart
guess that's just a part
of sittin' on the toilet
ain't that the shits
the memories when they hit
don't get to flush it all away
some memories all ways stay

toilet paper
can't wipe it away
those memories
always stay

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Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 7/18/2003
Excellent analogy,I love it!
Ash trays even when wiped clean still smell like the cigerette,yukky...still reminding of that smoke and the bad taste.
I count my memories,even the bad ones(especially the bad) as good measuring sticks
they help me to know what to do
and what not to do.
Memories are good but I do admit some I have deliberately buried ssssoooooo deep and I will NEVER dig them up again,I don't think it is good to look at painful stuff...if it hurts too much ....bury it deep, stick a cross on it,write its name('old crap' is good name for my bad memories)
then look forward to sunny happy things.
Thanks for your beaut poetry.
A big sisterly hug to you
your pal in Australia
Reviewed by ♥ Kari Hirshey ♥ (Reader) 7/17/2003
haha, wonderful and creative write! :) Cheers,
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 7/17/2003
memories, memories... the only thing we can take with us.... thank you for sharing...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 7/17/2003
Memories are collectibles. Collectibles are obsessions disguised as hobbies.

Sorry I am in a really bad funk tonight. Your poem as always makes me reflect on my own crappy life. That is the mark of a true poet. YOU!
Reviewed by Marlene Dawn 7/17/2003
haha...This is great!

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