(brief renderings) Joe Fazio
Carboard Memories - Poem by (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
The Old Shoe Box, with the tattered
covered, lay on my lap.
With wrinkled hands, that trembled
slightly, I lifted the cover.
There, inside, were the reminders, of
precious memories of love.
A fading picture of her, with a smile, that
could brighten the darkest day. And, in my
now hazy memory, I could still hear the
words, that made life worth while; I love you.
There she was, standing on the pier, as
boats dotted the ocean blue and the
warm sun kissed her face, as a light
wind, ruffled her golden hair.
I reached in, and picked up a Valentine she
once gave me. As I read her words,
All my love...All my life, my eyes began to
fill. My minds eye pictured us, holding,
touching, forever committing our love to each other.
A dainty ribbon, with strands
of blond, still clinging there. A half used
tube of lipstick...the glasses she wore,
and a picture of our children, now scattered
to the distant places of the world. All there,
in that Old Shoe Box.
A 45 record, titled, 'Why Did I Choose You? '
I never really understood, why she choose me.
I just thank Him above, that she did.
A tiny heart, she knitted for our first grandchild;
a souvenir from our vacation; a prayer card, from
one of our children, who had passed; our
wedding announcement and an invitation for
our fiftieth anniversary.
Tear streamed down my face, as I picked up,
her obituary. For me, it all ended, when she
had gone. For me, there would be no more beloved
memories, to place, in... that Old Shoe Box.
I sat there for hours, as everything in that
Old Shoe Box, brought her back to me.
Returned, the love we had known.
Reluctantly, I replaced the cardboard lid.
I closed my eyes and whispered, 'I miss you.
Love you. Soon...we'll be together again.'
Until then, I can find our life and our love,
stored in that Old Shoe Box.
Comments about Carboard Memories by (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Still I Rise
The Road Not Taken
If You Forget Me
Edgar Allan Poe
Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
A Dream Within A Dream
Edgar Allan Poe