Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Building My Castle with Words

Building My Castle with Words of Wisdom While Reminiscing Through the Night

Reminiscing is a tool that I use quite often to set my mind free. I like to do it in the middle of the night when I'm all alone at my computer. It has brought me strength and renewed the goals I once had. It has helped me tremendously and I know it can help you. Set aside a time when you feel at ease (At least once a week). If it does nothing else it will bring you countless hours of peace, relaxation, and joy.

Reminiscence refers to recollections of memories from the past. It is familiar to us all and can be utilized for the benefit of others. For people who are afflicted with the disease of self denial encouraging the act of reminiscence can be highly beneficial to their inner self and their interpersonal skills. Reminiscence involves exchanging memories with the old and young, friends and relatives, with caregivers and professionals, passing on information, wisdom and skills. It is about giving the person in need a sense of value, importance, belonging, power and peace. We all use it to cope in times of stress, such as mourning, it can also help reduce injury to our self image and it can create a feeling of intimacy and give special meaning to contact time with others.

I love to write poetry and short stories. I'm encouraged by events of the past, these special events are brought to me when I reminisce. I love the magic of words and they give me a sense of power when I write. However through reminiscence you establishing identity with or without words and it's a good example of how we have to adapt, giving a valuable opportunity to acquire and use new skills of communication.

I can better explain how reminiscence works through the words of one of my poems;

As I sit here alone staring down at my keyboard
searching my mind for those magical words.
I look at the past and reminisce about all the good
things and good times that I’ve had.
I remember the time when the best was all mine.
My future was set and my goals were defined,
And everything was all going my way.. Everything
that I had seemed solid. .Every thing in my life seemed
so pure. I stare at my monitor and watch all of the
yesteryears fly bye. I look over at my printer and ask
myself why. Why oh why did these things pass me bye..
I miss my sweet spouse and the kids running round the
house. I miss my Blue Spruce and the yard that I groomed.
I miss the Bar B Q that I built and the family parties we had.
I miss it all, and my heart fills with tears as I think of
those years and the wonderful life I once had.
Then I say to myself "STOP" your life’s not over yet,
make the best of what you have left. You’ve got friends
galore and so many things to be thankful for. Your wiser
now so share what you know and give help to those
full of need. Show love and compassion to all of your
friends and to all others as well. Let your heart swell with
joy and get rid of those tears. There’s no room in your life
to feel sorry for yourself and the best in life is still yours. So
even though you felt lost now you’ve been found and it’s
time to set yourself free.


  1. BigDaddyCash, You never cease to amaze me. At last, I am back home again. I needed to leave the poetry scene for awhile and take a break. I found myself thinking about our friendship and was ashamed that I didn't keep in touch. You were there for me and I for you when we most needed one another. Now, I am back in your life and ready to write. I hope you don't mind if I re-introduce some of my short stories and a few poems for others to read that weren't around when I was. My love for our friendship is still here and I want to renew it once again. Yes, you are right everything happens for a reason and there is a time and place that lasts only for a season. Time is endless as is love between friends. I love your song, "Welcome to My World." I am now in your World once again and I thank God that you are still here for me and everyone else. You are truly an Angel sent from Heaven to share your love and past life with others to give them hope, desire and a passion for life. I bow to you my dear Friend for such a lovely and touching Blog site of poetry, poems and memories. Such sweet memories you have left behind to share.
    I love you Dear, Dear Friend,
    Live, laugh and love,
    Tamara Lesley

  2. I went to sleep thinking about this.
    Now, as I re-read it,
    I find myself once again
    mulling over the depths of this....
    Thank you BDC!

  3. Dear DaddyCash, Hi! I've popped in to your new site, what can I say, as usual everything is over the top grand. You are the man!!! with all the appeal. I'm not sure how all this works because I clicked on to the blogs and saw a whole lot of people I don't know. I suppose that's why you're here, you're always in your highest form of glory, when you are meeting new people, new faces, new Poets and storytellers. I love this piece, you have a way of lightening up my sky with your soul voice...keep shining as you are a star. One of greatness, love Wennie xxxhugs