Treasure Island

michael oliver

(13-4-1948 / swansea)

Chells 1957


One sided off centre
we sit as family
In two tone past
Being then being memory
Dad yes self image
Mum the illness there
And me-Half stated
in the space between

A family group photo
Attended by two dogs
Candy the light one
Duke the black one
Each mastering their space
Sitting and panting adoration
We are shadows posing
A triptych of heirarchy

Where are we looking
Posing into the lens
Issuing a mission statement
As we sit waiting
For the shutters of time
To instruct our future
The light of events
To cast the position

Submitted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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  • David Beckham (8/25/2011 3:03:00 PM)

    You have excellently captured time and delivered a poem that captures you from the beggining to the end, narrating in pure poetic style, a family event and thus reminding us perhaps to take another look at those old family pictures and remember the stories they hold.

    Really enjoyed.10/10 (Report) Reply

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