Godfrey Morris
Kingston, Jamaica

A Memory Lives

Rating: 4.7
These memories wander in my head

These tears of mine still lingers
Holding on to times once dear

A cloud looms high in this sky

Distasteful remedies make me cry

Unwanted discomforts hide my tries

Butterflies of sighs creeps heavily

To the stomach of unwanted good-byes

A dream, a fainted hope never to be seen again

Gone forever, rested in a sleep

Never to rise yet again

How do you say good-bye to the light of yesterday?

A light that shined so brightly

That once hid the vile of wretched earth.

These tears taint the very soil

For I have indeed lost treasure

yet cannot be retained

To the least memories still live, it speaks, it haunts

Though bones forever be constrained

Within the dust of the naked earth

Shall not those memories be permitted to live?

In someone's eyes

In someone's ears

Or even in a whisper

The words of the tongue passé as wild winds

But its truths of virtue remain eternal

For virtue is the only sword I will carry

Thus till the end will the memory live.

Copyright © 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Heather Wilkins 05 June 2013
a beautiful write. Memories linger long after they have left.
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Far Lapenna 07 November 2012
Words coming from the lips of a true poet! Fantastic poem
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Laurie Abc 14 August 2012
Words of a true memory, nice poem and thank you for your complement
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Faith Fimano 09 July 2012
You use your words wisely and each word goes in a steady pace, exactly were its needed.The name of your title was exactly what it needed to be.It caught my eye.And seemingly many others have agreed with me this is a great write.
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Virginia Pecho Gely 05 July 2012
Lovely and powerful. I saw the pains and the nostalgy of a lost love; but never forgotten. Merci d'avoir partagé votre genie et votre peine.
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Randy Hogan 27 June 2012
Thank you for the lovely read, pen comes from the heart. ~*~ Randy
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Nontobeko Dlamini 24 June 2012
Emotional coherency incoporated making it flow beautifuly. So vivid and sincere. Thank you for sharing!
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Kaila George 20 June 2012
This is beautiful just beautiful...made me want to laugh and cry all at once, now thats how a poet should write...thanks for your wonderful write, and I hope to see more of your poems.
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Lydia Thacker 20 June 2012
You've incorporated some incredibly beautiful phrases here. The words ring true, and are quite vivid. I would love to hear you, as the author, read it aloud. Blessings and much luck on your poetic journey; you've quite the beginning already, from the work I've seen by you on here.
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Edward Kofi Louis 19 June 2012
A very nice piece of work. Keep it up and, let us also learn from you as well. Thank you. E.K.L.
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