Fading Memory


Small town

Making it hard

To hide

To leave

Unfinished business

Far behind

Shoved away

Out of sight

And out of mind

Forced to face

Moments

From the past

Ghosts

Emotions

We choose

To ignore

In an attempt

To move on

In life’s

Infinite ways

To force us

To grow

And deal

With these

Vulnerabilities

Insecurities

And hurt

Eventually

The lesson

Is learned

In the time apart

My rose-colored glasses

Have been removed

No longer blinded

By my once

Great love for you

Now

It’s no longer

About disappearing

To move on

It’s about

Staying right here

Where

I have always belonged

Now as I grow

Becoming my best me

You become a faded face

In the background

Fitting

Like a fading memory

Pray


She prays

At the beginning

Of each day

Words flowing

Rising with the sun

Hope building

Wanting

That kind of love

 

The kind

You dream about

Feeling

No doubt

 

Only for now

She prays

Reaching

For the moment

Encompassed

By the dream

 

In the end

She still prays

Here at night

Each word

Hitching a ride

Among the stars

Flying

Through the sky

 

Everyday

She prays

Reminders and Memories


New year

New beginnings

Cleaning out the old

To welcome the new

Finding items

That once belonged

To you

Sitting here

Waiting

For a rush of emotion

A touch

Of what we had

 

Now

This shirt

Your forgotten hat

Serve only as

A vague reminder

Lost in dream land

 

Pictures

Showing

That small window

Of time

When we thought

There was

The rest of our lives

 

Having parted ways

Never speaking

These days

We only have

These reminders

And memories

That stayed

Breeze


What do you find

In your thoughts,

When I cross your mind?

 

Do your hopes

Dreams

Brighten?

 

Do they seem

Closer to reality?

 

Does a smile

Play

Across your lips?

A feeling

You never

Want to forget.

Or has it become

A fleeting thought?

Just a breeze

Passing through

 

 

**Originally written on 6/27/2011**