Scarborough Gypsy

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Just A Sniff - Poem by Scarborough Gypsy

Sometimes I get just a sniff
A whiff of a memory
A time or a place
Of people
A Face
I might be reminded
Of a moment gone by
By a song
Or a sound
Just the feeling around
It might be the taste
Of some food or a wine
Hearing distant laughter
Or a car going by
It could be a picture
Or the tone of a voice
Like a cool gentle breeze
And my eyes become moist
Sometimes just a sniff
A whiff of a day
Is all that I need
And I feel OK
For today are the memories
I’ll have tomorrow
There’ll be more joy
And a lot less sorrow
A sniff of the days
That have long since past
Will always be there
And will last
And so if I seem
A little displaced
When my eyes have glazed over
And I stare into space
It’s not that I’m sad
Or thinking “What if”?
I really am fine
It’s just a sniff.


Comments about Just A Sniff by Scarborough Gypsy

  • (8/9/2006 12:32:00 PM)

    Yes, loneliness can seem like an alienation of the heart and soul of an individual.
    Great piece of work here. God bless-MJG.
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  • Brian Dorn (3/29/2006 7:53:00 PM)

    I can so relate to this... I get that feeling all the time! Wonderful poem!
    Brian
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  • (2/8/2006 10:04:00 PM)

    Once, I moved a thousand miles from home, and, when I left my train, if I hadn't seem my older brother approaching, I would have gotten on the next train home. But he was 'home' for me, and safety...Bless older bros, and thank you for reminding us what that feeling of separation feel like. Scarlett (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2006 8:17:00 AM)

    So real, the feeling in this, we can touch it.Brilliant Love Duncan (Report)Reply

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  • (7/27/2005 12:38:00 PM)

    You didn't have to be on your own............................. (Report)Reply

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  • Alice Vedral Rivera (7/3/2005 11:21:00 AM)

    I like this one too. Nicely put and works on more than one level.

    avr
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  • (4/4/2005 11:05:00 AM)

    A poem with so much meaning. I know how you feel, when we moved from London to Norfolk. I was like a fish out of water for at least a year, but now sixteen years later. I would not change it for the world. lovely poem cheers sylvia (Report)Reply

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  • (4/4/2005 11:05:00 AM)

    A poem with so much meaning. I know how you feel, when we moved from London to Norfolk. I was like a fish out of water for at least a year, but now sixteen years later. I would not change it for the world. lovely poem cheers sylvia (Report)Reply

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  • (3/29/2005 10:29:00 AM)

    Many people should be able to relate to this poem, not only because of experiencing 'homesickness' but because of the 'ageing' process that we all hope to go through. I like this. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/25/2005 4:51:00 AM)

    Scarborough Gypsy has a certain gentility about her poetry, that reminds me of the English Lake poets. Nicely told tale (Report)Reply

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  • (3/21/2005 5:48:00 AM)

    Very good. It encapsulates that sense of deja vu that we all experience from time to time. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 21, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 1, 2010


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