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Discussion in 'Poetry' started by sniper1946, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. texson66

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    My Memory Library

    © Sarah Blackstone
    Imagine if I was given one moment,
    just a single slice of my past.
    I could hold it close forever,
    and that moment would always last.

    I'd put the moment in a safe,
    within my hearts abode.
    I could open it when I wanted,
    and only I would know the code.

    I could choose a time of laughing,
    a time of happiness and fun.
    I could choose a time that tried me,
    through everything I've done.

    I sat and thought about what moment,
    would always make me smile.
    One that would always push me,
    to walk that extra mile.

    If I'm feeling sad and low,
    if I'm struggling with what to do.
    I can go and open my little safe,
    and watch my moment through.

    There are moments I can think of,
    that would lift my spirits everytime.
    The moments when you picked me up,
    when the road was hard to climb.

    For me to only pick one moment,
    to cherish, save and keep,
    Is proving really difficult,
    as I've gathered up a heap!

    I've dug deep inside my heart,
    found the safe and looked inside,
    there was room for lots of moments,
    in fact hundreds if I tried.

    I'm building my own little library,
    embedded in my heart,
    for all the moments spent with you,
    before you had to part.

    I can open it up whenever I like,
    pick a moment and watch it through,
    My little library acts as a promise,
    I'll never ever forget you

    My Memory Library by Sarah Blackstone @FamilyFriendPoems


    Source: My Memory Library, Poems about Memories My Memory Library, Poems about Memories
     
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  2. sniper1946

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    nice poem texson..
     
  3. texson66

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    I wish I had written it...
     
  4. sniper1946

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    I'm sure your capable texson,give it a go...ray..:)
     
  5. sniper1946

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    thanks shifty, pleased you liked it..ray..
     
  6. sniper1946

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    what is happening to me!
    creaking! aching! permanently
    waking up, energy lacking
    start the day, joints a cracking

    leaping out of bed! not me
    just getting up is a difficulty
    still tired from sleep, brain like glue
    another day to suffer thro

    into the bathroom time to go
    coughing wheezing body slow
    freshen up! you wash your face
    ah! thats better? were in the race

    soap in hand, and water running
    sounds of morning are a coming
    washing done, ablutions over
    not feeling better, but feeling older

    how I used to sprint around
    enjoying lifes myriad of sound
    full of energy, full of fun
    now where did all that energy run?

    getting dressed! I'm halfway there
    almost ready to go downstair
    breakfast smells? are no more
    I make my own, what a bore

    getting old is not for thee
    ailing! forgetful! that is me
    retirement is good? in small doses
    who wants gardening and growing roses

    let me remain a healthy thing
    no more pain, no more aching
    just like to feel that part of me
    keeps on going, in time for tea.:)

    Ray, aka sniper..june 2010
     
  7. sniper1946

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    I am a little froggy
    looking to the sky
    hoping for my lunch!
    to come flying by

    It does'nt take too long
    for a fly to wander by
    but only takes a second
    to catch my evil eye

    posing like statue
    then swaying to and fro
    getting ever closer
    ready! get set go!

    then finally he comes in reach
    little does he know
    that today he's! on the menu
    gulp! down the hatch you go....:D
     
  8. Chef des Todes

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    Thats classy :p grin and a smile. That made my day since today is the 1st day of school. bla XD
     
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    Glad to see your bottle of 40 year old rum arrived! :)
     
  10. sniper1946

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    Time and Rum wait for no man!..lol
     
  11. sniper1946

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    out goes the call, along the line
    stand up! stand up! it's nearly time
    steady boys! steady! steady!
    time is soon, bayonets ready

    on whistles blow, over the top
    keep on moving, no one stop
    you'll earn kings shilling on this day
    give em hell! make em pay

    a shrill goes out, whistle blown
    soldiers ready, your on your own
    hands on rung, ladder holding
    lets go, we hear! soldiers folding

    some fall, some fail to make it out
    but many over the top, no doubt
    for king and country, is the cry
    the time of reckoning is nigh

    a drummer marches out the beat
    hearts a thumping, leaden feet
    across the wire, enemy we see
    god! will you this day! be saving me

    a scream goes out, give em your all
    then gunfire's heard, and soldiers fall
    into the breach headlong we race
    it's time to fight them, face to face

    hand to hand, fighting the foe
    holding steady, can't let go
    and all for this! a piece of land
    some die, some wounded, some just stand

    war breaks hearts, war breaks minds
    but you my friend, won't break mine
    bayonet in, he now breathes heavy
    bayonet twists, he now breathes slow

    the end for him, is drawing nigh
    one more soldier had to die
    no man should lose life's years this way
    no comfort, on this dying day

    to make it through! is all we do
    but that will mean me killing you
    forgive me god, I hear men say
    I did not want to see this day

    with heart a thumping, hands a trembling
    soldiers gather, soldiers assembling
    victory, was ours this day
    god, end all wars! it's not the way...

    R.W. 2010.....The somme..WWI written today, as one looks on the dread of attacking from the trench, and the afterthoughts...
     
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    You have quite a way with words, Ray. Nicely done. It does tend to evoke some of the dread of going "over the top".
     
  13. sniper1946

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    very much appreciated lou, and coming from yourself, it means a lot, too..regards, ray..:)
     
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    very nice, snipe. as LRusso said, you do have a way with words
     
  15. sniper1946

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    thankyou kyle, thats much appreciated, ray..:)
     
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    It's not often one can "smell the cordite" in our thoughts, Nicely done!
     
  17. sniper1946

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    glad you liked it, many thanks, rog... .. nice of you to say so..ray..:)
     
  18. sniper1946

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    glad you liked it, thanks for kind words, alex..regards, ray..
     
  19. sunny971

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    Very nice poem Ray, thanks for sharing
     
  20. sniper1946

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    my pleasure suzie, it fills in my spare time, doing them..and spare time? is plentiful..:)
     

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