Anniversaries When it is so painful to remember, Why do we do so with such vigor? When we want to forget horrible things, Why is it they prey on our minds so deeply? If we think of some happy memories, Why do tears of sadness follow? Instead of pleasant thoughts, Why do our mind settle on unpleasant ones? When we lose one important person, Why do other loved ones follow? How do we ever reach a stage of peace-- Without being At Peace ourselves?