Bee Kilpatrick

A Faded Picture

A faded picture
Full of hope
With mother and child
Ahead the unfurled road
Lays crumbled now
In some forgotten drawer

Memories held
In black and white
Faded with each
Passing night
Were only relived
When they temporarily
Came to light

The mother's grave now
Overgrown with tears
The child's face now
Overgrown with years
And the faded picture
Now lies still with hope

Submitted: Saturday, December 18, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Topic of this poem: Family

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I found a picture of my oldest brother when he was a toddler and my mom from the early 1950's and they were beaming.

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  • Gold Star - 13,830 Points Roseann Shawiak (11/3/2014 1:12:00 AM)

    Faded with each passing night Were only relived When they temporarily Came to light. Those lines particularly touched the sorrow of my heart. You have perfectly described how it feels to look at photos of the past and remembering loved ones temporarily - tears held closely in heart and mind. This is a poignant replica of these times of remembrance. Thank you for this amazing ooem and sharing it with us. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Kaio Clark (10/13/2011 9:22:00 PM)

    Beautiful. Thats the only way I know how to describe your poetry (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,479 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/26/2011 8:38:00 PM)

    Rich in realism. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mehreen Tahir (12/18/2010 1:48:00 AM)

    I just loved the last lines...beautiful! (Report) Reply

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