Faded Memories

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Faded Memories


To keep the darkness hidden inside,

Where my most desolate thoughts reside,

I inhale deeply and close my eyes,

Happy images begin to materialize.

Glimpses from the past slowly creep in,

Like how you have always been there through thick-and-thin.


The way you always made our holidays something,

Even when we struggled and had nothing.

Our Christmas trees were crafted with green constuction paper,

But as a close-knit family, we had fun making them together.

The many times we traveled just to pitch a tent,

You always made us feel safe, snug, content.


You taught me how to tie my shoes,

While Stevie Ray sang the blues.

Bedtime stories were always the best.

Goldilocks ate her porridge, then laid down to rest.

As I grew older, you never left my side.

Even when life was tough and I just wanted to hide.


Still to this day, we are here for each other,

I could not have asked for a more wonderful mother.

The many jokes you tell, the laughs we always share,

Homemade gifts you made for me to show how much you care.

I love our evening walks we take when we admire the majestic trees,

We also watch the asters we planted get pollinated by the bees.


These reminders of your love keep the darkness away.

You mom, are beautiful, strong, "I love you," I say.

Reminiscing on faded memories that feel like a lifetime ago,

Is something I will never give up, something I will never outgrow.


Submitted: November 03, 2020

© Copyright 2020 S'elena Faye Jones. All rights reserved.

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Uplifting Words

This is so sweet!

Wed, November 4th, 2020 8:40pm


Thank you!

Wed, November 4th, 2020 1:02pm

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