Long Forgotten

Long Forgotten

We dwell upon loss
Forgetting our gain
Then focus on thorns
While bright roses fade
And all the short while
Neglecting to smile
Our life passes by
Before we can try
To embrace it
We seek to rewind
The days that were kind
The moments we’ve missed
Each soft, tender kiss
When joy had surpassed
Our wildest of dreams
This patchwork of life
Fell apart at the seams
So we gather our thread
From spools that are worn
The needles have dulled
And the remnants have torn
We attempt to make do
With what we retrieve
Piecing together
The things we believe
To have mattered
Our sad fingers trace
Each bit of old lace
Aged photographs
Of an ancestor’s face
From the bright long ago
And we think of the days
So far away, so far
As we wonder why they are
Long forgotten

©Kay Salady

Image Credit: www.missflibbertigibbet.com

About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on December 1, 2015, in poetry, the poetry of kay salady, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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