Triggers – Memories – Strange What We Remember a Poem by Patty L. Fletcher

Triggers – Memories – Strange What We Remember a Poem by Patty L. Fletcher

Triggers – Memories – Strange What We Remember
By Patty L. Fletcher

Sunday June 16, 2024

Father’s Day

Moon Phase Waxing Gibbous

It’s strange what we remember. Why does the brain choose to fly?
Fly, along highways, leading to people, places, and things from days gone by.
I can be clicking along, happy as can be, when suddenly, a memory takes hold of me.
There appears to be no rhyme or reason.
My brain begins its act of treason.
Turning, spinning, whirling, no end in sight.
Morning, midday, evening, night.
A word, phrase, topic, or smell. Feeling. Show me. Don’t tell.
Trigger! Brings it forth. Makes it real.

This morning, while reading a comment on a post from author, poet, and blogger Abbie Johnson Taylor, a memory of something which happened many and many a moon ago came sloshing to the surface.
This led to a thought, and that thought led here.
For now, my coffee cup is empty, my brain is full, some of it’s good, some is bull.
Take your pick.
Best be quick.
Flitter here, there, and gone.
They don’t stay long, sing, song.
That’s fine. I smile. More will return after a while.
Living, loving, growing, going onward through the miles.
“I know that I’m alive, because I can look behind me and see the wreckage of my life.”

Author unknown.

Abbie Johnson Taylor is a Sponsoring Member of Patty’s Worlds.

To see the post and comment on a memory I had while responding to comments, visit the URL below.

A Humorous Look at Trips: My Review of Have Bags, Will Travel by D.G. Kaye #FantasticFridayReads #Memoir #Inspiration

Thanks to Abbie Johnson Taylor and her fellow Sponsoring Members of Patty’s Worlds.


Patty L. Fletcher
Bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled


  1. Thank you, Patty, for sharing this. I’m glad my post and Robbi’s comment inspired your poem. Thank you, everyone, for reading.

  2. Robbie Cheadle Reply
    June 16, 2024

    Ah, this is life, Patty. A mixture of good and bad memories.

    1. Hi, Robbie.
      I was inspired by the fact that a book review could bring forth a memory I’d not thought of in years.
      It’s kind of fascinating how our mind does that.

  3. Hi, Abbie. Isn’t it neat how that works?
    Have a super day.
    You’re welcome for the share.

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