Categories Philosophies Reflections Uncategorized Deliverance Post author By poetluckerate Post date March 8, 2014 1 Comment on Deliverance remembering trumps planned forgetting spontaneity a full house, repression a lowly pair erasing the past is deleting old email, your in-box is empty, but… our eternally modern struggle remains reply or delete? reply or delete? reply or delete reply. delete. indecisive hunt-and-peck via archetypical cartoonish devil on one shoulder angel on the other needing a reboot; archeologist feverishly digging away on one scapula Santayana philosophically musing on the other side your contemplative reveries frequently disrupted answering the doorbell t0 Jacob Marley’s ghost clad (sans chains) in Dickensian FedEx uniform resignedly you scrawl your nonchalant signature on her thick clipboard close the door before tossing the unopened envelope onto the stack with the others – Mark Lucker Share this poemClick to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Tags angel on a shoulder, devil on a shoulder, devil or angel, George Santayana, hunt-and-peck typing, memories, memory, poems about memories, poems about remembering, poems about the past, remembering, remembrances, reply or delete By poetluckerate I am a poet, writer, and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 then returned to Minnesota in 2018 - hopefully, to stay. I lived in the most urban of settings, and the rural Midwest. These perspectives impact my writing in very unique ways. View Archive → ← Pic-ah-nic bas-ket! (Love is… #161) → Bartender genome One reply on “Deliverance” Love the literary references in the poem…ah the ghost of Christmas past LikeLike Comments are closed.