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Memories of "me"

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Roger Leewright
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since 09-25-1999
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Beaverton, OR.USA


0 posted 10-06-1999 12:12 PM       View Profile for Roger Leewright   Email Roger Leewright   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roger Leewright

Memories of "me"

You see me sitting in my room,
Alone in the dark, my friend only gloom.
What thoughts are running through my mind?,
Memories of "me" I am trying to find.

In the memory of dreams and with the minds eye,
I hear the sounds of a childís cry.
It is the youth that I once used to be,
Wondering in circles, trying to get free.

No memory left of what children did play,
For many years now heís been fighting the decay.
Just once again to be born unto a world so new,
He must act his age, and canít stand that too.

What kind of price would he gladly pay?
To have his youth back, if just for a day.
To feel the sunshine, and endless summer nights,
The wind in his face as he flies his box kites.

"To hell" with the dreaming, it can never be had,
I have two beautiful children, I should not be sad.
Iíve done and seen so very many things,
Iíve even exchanged wedding rings.

Yet still, when Iím alone in my room,
And the flowers have wilted and lost their bloom,
I canít shake this feeling, that Iíve missed a lot,
Oh well, I guess, itís the only life Iíve got!!!
© Copyright 1999 Roger Leewright - All Rights Reserved
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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since 08-26-99
Posts 1064
northern mountains, Idaho


1 posted 10-06-1999 04:55 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

There's a lot of truth and reality here. I like it. Certainly there is always that haunted element about our inner selves, I think, even when life is good. The lost past ...

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...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG
Denise
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2 posted 10-06-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent poem.

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Denise
Justbleu
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since 08-31-99
Posts 3430
Oregon, Originally From Alaska


3 posted 12-06-2001 11:21 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Those memories.....I often wonder if I'd rather go back...then I remember it's better now.  But, there are things about being very young that I miss.  I liked this...reflective, dreamy, and maybe a little regret in this.  

Go swing on a swing, or go sledding, play with your childrens toys.  

Bridgette
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shake it quick! Life is short!
 
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