Saturday, March 21, 2015

Considerations--By Joann Grisetti--United States


the laughter and joys of childhood,
ancient and distantly met
what does it take to remember?
what does it take to forget?

all of the trials of childhood
become lamented regrets.
how long before I remember?
how long before I forget?

little hands searching for safety
tiny lungs grasping for air
when can I never remember?
when can I ever forget?

small bare feet running and running
asea in deception’s lair
where does one go to remember?
where does one go to forget?

Joann Grisetti has been writing for 45 years. She is a retired teacher from Florida. She receives encouragement from her daughter and has recently enrolled in a creative writing workshop. She is a member of Poetry Soup. You can read more of her poetry there.


  1. Hello, Joann - yes, memories will always be within us and make us who we are, really. Beautiful words. Sheri

  2. Very well done. much enjoyed best wishes. Pete.

  3. Oddity

    I'm an oddity to myself...

    I feel the joy and wonderment of a 5 year old child,
    Followed soon by impending sadness –
    As I walk toward the glow of my daddy's cigarette,
    glowing in the night...

    Dan Tharp 11/28/04

  4. Joann, memories are blessings and cursings at times for sure and knowing what to remember and what to forget isn't the hard part, it's the doing of it. Thanks for a great poem and sharing your talent. I enjoy it.

  5. Hi Joann, I enjoyed reading your poem. Two different ends of the spectrum, remembering & forgetting! Memories never fade, because we keep them alive etched in our hearts. Nice piece! Best wishes, Chris~

  6. What a wonderful use of refrain, Joann!

    I saw that you are with Poetry Soup. Do you know Valeri Beers?

  7. Nice poem, Joann. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (