Treasure Island

Bonnie Collins

(February 27 1947 / Middletown New York)

Memories of Yesterday


Old memories never die
They lie dormant in our hearts
lurking till the moment comes
when suddenly they emerge

Time can change, the world can
become such a transit and computerized
world, a touch of a finger and its done

But memories remain the way we once
left them, not to be duplicated or even
re enacted

Our wealth may be taken, our posessions
may weather a bad storm and blow in the wind
But no one can take our memories

Dancing in the wind with old 45's in our mind
we can feel, smell, and taste the malt shop
where we all hung out, we can hear the songs'
of yesterday, and remember the words, a tear
will form, yes, and sometimes maybe two

Engulfed in our own bliss, the realization
comes to view, but we know, we can come
back tomorrow, as well as many tomorrows
to come, and still reach in our hearts for
the same golden songs that kept our memory
alive with vivid scenes of our innocence.......


Bonnie Collins

Submitted: Friday, January 11, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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  • Khairul Ahsan (7/19/2013 11:43:00 AM)

    Our wealth may be taken, our posessions
    may weather a bad storm and blow in the wind
    But no one can take our memories
    So true! So nicely said... (Report) Reply

  • Duh Huh (3/21/2009 12:06:00 AM)

    This is so touchingly beautiful Bonnie. Memories are precious moments of reflectiion on times or years gone by. In sharing the vivid mental images of your memories, you gave freedom to mine. :) Thank you so very much for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Craig Anderson (2/7/2008 1:36:00 AM)

    A lovely piece of days gone by, that are treasured. Thanks for sharing your memories. Craig. (Report) Reply

  • Emancipation Planz (2/6/2008 1:24:00 AM)

    10.. I'm drawn into those same old songs and you have dressed and posed so many memories to my attention... you have marched them to my attention.. and captured that which was lurking in my heart.. (Report) Reply

  • Bobbie Jean Wright (1/12/2008 9:19:00 AM)

    Oh Bonnie! This is so beautiful. You brought me back to my childhood and things I haven't thought about for many years came to mind so vivdly. Thank you for that gift.: o) Bj (Report) Reply

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