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Memory is like the tide,
It swells and ebbs;
It's free and wide,
Yet ridden with dregs.

At times it's calm—
Soothing and sweet;
Like a tender balm,
A gentle beat.

It's violent, too—
Coarse and bitter;
Like a vicious coup,
A cruel winter.

In it, I do bask,
Adrift in my mind;
I need only ask
To be lost in time.
Memories -- whether good or bad -- are what make and define us as individuals. It's good to reflect and learn from them often.

"In it do I bask" is the only line I'm not happy with. Any suggestions for alternatives? ^^;

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Meew3 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
We should never have the ability to forget or alter memories, because without them the world would shatter.
Ender-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell it was you talking, not the keyboard. Favorite/Watch!
Si1VeR-ReBoRn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Writer
This is awesome!
AdilaRain Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Writer
Great poem!
ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! And sorry for the late reply. ^^;
Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
it is realy beautiful,,loved it,,,
how about a mask instead of bask ^^' ?
ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :hug:

I was trying to create the idea of becoming lost in memories with that line, so I don't think "mask" would work. I was just worried that the words "in it" sounded strange together, but I think ~tattoofuzzy's idea of adding a comma helped with the flow. :D
Kida-neechan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
your welcome..and ehe i love the way how you write poems
IronArmy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
'In it do I bask' isn't a bad line
ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, thank you. :aww:
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