Alison Cassidy

Rookie (6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Snapshots 1963 - 1993 - Poem by Alison Cassidy

A brief encounter in St Kilda
With a brash young man
Who smoked cigarettes sexily

A weekend of physical education
For a young girl with curly hair
That made her toes curl

A black and white photograph
'The promise of things to come? Uh?
Signed Fred Hughes,1963'

A solemn promise made to
An older woman with red hair
In the dressing room of the Union Theatre

A pile of love letters hidden
In the drawer of the old chest
And read guiltily from time to time

An unsigned poem dated 1993
'It is so still.. so still..
I'm sure that you must hear me'

A figure in a red jumper
In Lygon Street, Carlton
Looking younger than his sixty-two years

A memorable kiss
In the front seat of the old Skyline
That released an avalanche of longing

A decision three months later
Made unequivocally
And painfully, SO painfully

A beautiful 49th birthday
With a dozen red roses
And blissful love-making all day

To be continued....

Comments about Snapshots 1963 - 1993 by Alison Cassidy

  • (12/29/2007 4:14:00 PM)

    Allie, I noticed the other day while strolling through what you had written and promised myself to come back and take a peek. I'm glad I did. Posted before I joined PH which accounts for the reason I hadn't read it before. Sharing affairs of the heart so heartfelt as ever. Top marks and thanks for sharing it my friend.
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  • (8/9/2006 5:04:00 AM)

    Every single one of those moments superbly depicted. The reader is there, shares the emotion, feels the pain... AAA, this is simply superb. Onto the next right now... t x (Report) Reply

  • Patrick Ladbrooke (8/3/2006 4:57:00 AM)

    Personal memories but shared in a tasteful and pictureque way. A very worthy read, I particularly like the open end...

    Its always good to think there may be more to come.

    Best Wishes,

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/3/2006 12:20:00 AM)


  • (8/2/2006 11:46:00 PM)

    What an astounding memory this lady has! My walking frame said she's accurate tool. By the way, beautifully written and thanks... (Report) Reply

  • Linda Ori (8/2/2006 11:15:00 PM)

    Ok, Ok, so let's have the rest of the story, already! Now you've got my curiosity churnin' - think I know where this leads, but come on, Allie - don't keep us in suspense!
    Fine piece of poetic story telling - I'll give you ten, if you give us the rest!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010

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