Carolyn Brunelle

Memory Keeper - Poem by Carolyn Brunelle

As a 'memory keeper',
your heart has been set;
you might someday forgive
but you won’t ever forget.

Life goes on day after day,
while your life repeats and replays
the same timeless memories
over and over again.
A reference to hold on to
that connects to your past,
like old photographs,
in captured moments
through a lifetime;
revealed one frame at a time,
a movie of a life
you managed to survive.

But living is more than survival
and burying all its pain.
One day when you least expect it,
a child cries to come home again,
to unburden the soul;
fill up the empty spaces
left when your child
found secret places,
to hide away all the hurts.
A day when you are ready
to heal and believe
that you finally have the courage
to let go, embrace the child,
and grieve.

Comments about Memory Keeper by Carolyn Brunelle

  • (7/3/2008 6:56:00 PM)

    I am reminded of a bible verse when I read this......'to everything a season' is so sweet yet so painful. We all have our time. Love your style! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 19, 2008

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