David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Our Memory Store - Poem by David Harris

We talk about the times
we had there in the past,
and the times that never seemed to last.
They were there for a moment
and then quietly faded away,
and now we remember them
as if they were yesterday.
If only we could bring them back
and the magic, they implored.
Hear the gayety and laughter
around us once more.

Like all good things,
they are gone, locked forever in
our memory store.
Only to be released
on days when life
is down and doubting.
Then we unlock the gilded gates
setting them free once more
from our memory store
so we can dance again
by the light of the moon.

28-29 August 2012

Comments about Our Memory Store by David Harris

  • Hans Vr (8/31/2012 8:22:00 AM)

    Superb piece of poetry, David.
    So true. Our memories, so important.
    If we spend money on a holiday, many people say, do not spend to much, it will be finished in only 2 weeks.
    But that is not true at all. The holidays I had with my family, are still very much alive in my mind and I still enjoy the sweet memories. So is it with so many other things in life as well. Our memories are among the most valuable things we can keep. There is something very nice about our memories. Even the sad ones, get a very special kind of glow and glory in the distant past. I really loved reading this poem
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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