Photos On My Wall


 

Photos on my wall.

Photos on my wall.

 

Photos On My Wall

Many photos on my wall

Those happy, smiling faces,

Children young and Oh! So small

Memories, no time erases

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Babes in arms, cuddled and kissed,

First ice cream, and days at school,

Loved ones departed, so missed,

Yet others sit around a pool.

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Looking at those pictures now,

Brings back those days of leisure,

Wedding gowns, “I do” endow,

You, with all my worldly treasure

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An empty space, what was there?

See, it’s dropped behind the frame.

Gaze upon a face so dear,

That man so loved, I took his name.

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Many photos on my wall,

Reminders of all that’s passed,

Even if I lose recall

They’ll prompt, help memory last.

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Carole Parkes – Copyright September 2014

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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 49 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.
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24 Responses to Photos On My Wall

  1. jan says:

    Beautiful poem – really captures the melancholy of looking at old pictures.

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    • Thank you Jan. I don’t see myself as a poet as I know none of the poetry punctuation rules, ha ha. What the heck though, nothing to stop us joining in for some fun. I will look them up one of these days before I post many more.

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    • caroleparkes says:

      Thank you Jan. As we age, so our store of photos and memories increases. Photos always capture the best moments in life. Wouldn’t it be strange, if we took a photo during an argument? I don’t know where that odd thought came from, but it’s making me giggle, ha ha.

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  2. ccchanel41 says:

    I really loved this and the photos were beautiful. One thing i cherish most are my children’s pictures. I managed to keep them with me everywhere I moved for the last twenty three years. First box to go. Very cherished. Beautiful and lovely poem.

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  3. This is a delightful read, something we can all associate with.
    Funny digital pictures are put away, never to see the light of day.

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  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Photographs are wonderful memory aids. I enjoy having them digitally filed but in my office I have enlarged photographs of all that I have loved especially those who have had their last photograph taken. Albums too are part of the treasures in my bookshelves. More than enough drama in each to entertain for hours. Thanks Carole Parke for a great post.

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  5. Lovely Carole – I have thousands of non-digital images most in albums and on a wet, dark day they are brought out and revisited. I will add the list of promoted blogs to my next post.

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