Seamus O' Brian

Gold Star - 27,732 Points (Galway, Ireland)

Memories - Poem by Seamus O' Brian

candid photographs from the past
lie unobtrusively in the drawer
of my desk. First drawer
on the right.
Like pieces of my life
A small stack, quiet
In the darkness

A younger me
smiling.
My daughter- now a young lady
Then a small tiger,
with black marker whiskers
and black marker nose,
held in my arms,
and smiling.

How a black marker
can transform
a three year old
into a tiger
is magic.

Like memories lying
quietly in a drawer.

Topic(s) of this poem: childhood , memories, photographs


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Finding an old photo, forgotten in my desk

Comments about Memories by Seamus O' Brian

  • The Poet Poet (7/10/2017 9:38:00 PM)


    such a lovely memory unread by any
    sad 'tis
    sweet child yours
    now must be 18
    memories live all else passes away life is given to be taken away This is the wish of Almighty what can we do Memories alone will be left behind in vaults deep under the forgotten ocean of time who will ever read tell me...http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/smiley-poet-yeps/dcc/
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    Seamus O' Brian Seamus O' Brian (7/13/2017 8:15:00 AM)

    Thank you for stopping by and reading! Yes, life is precious and memories are treasures locked away in a vault. I look forward to reading more your work, dear poet.
    :)
    S

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  • The Poet Poet (7/10/2017 9:37:00 PM)


    such a lovely memory unread by any
    sad 'tis
    sweet child yours
    now must be 18
    memories live all else passes away life is given to be taken away This is the wish of Almighty what can we do Memories alone will be left behind in vaults deep under the forgotten ocean of time who will ever read tell me...http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/smiley-poet-yeps/dcc/ thanks poet
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 24, 2016


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