If Only

by Czarina

If only you could teach your heart
To turn away from foolish thoughts and farfetched dreams
That keep it alive, yet cripple it at the same time
                                                        
If only you could teach your heart
To fight the wave of memories that come rushing in,
Suddenly remembered in full color,
as your thoughts and dreams collide

If only you could teach your heart
To ignore the piercing pain memories bring,
To numb the wound, even as its bleeding reaches your eyes
And flows in tiny, colorless rivers to your quivering lips

If only you could teach your heart
To turn vivid memories of yesteryears
Into monochrome still shots
Of silent smiles and sordid stories
To be kept away
In the most distant depths of your consciousness
Farther than your most forgotten memory…

if only you could teach your heart.

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