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My memories with you - a poem

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Your face
key to my past
Each expression
an experience portrayed
Memories abound
as I look at you
The goodbye
coming all too near
No image
can capture this air

My memoirs
about to be lost to fire
You left
my future is lost
I ache more
so is my past
I stare
wanting to preserve you
My guide
to go down the memory lane

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  1. I wonder why she burned her diary... and felt her future was last after she did. Interesting take on the topic :)

    1. Thanks... It is her end that has him thinking he will lose all his memories when he loses her...

  2. wonderful take on the prompt, down memory lane we only found old memories preserved

    My BAT entry Torn Pages

  3. It is a healthy thing to have retained memories of someone special despite having experienced not so smooth a road along the way! Nicely Nimi!


    1. Thanks Hank... that is the best way to live - to remember the good, and forget the bad...

  4. A little hasteful to burn down the memoirs, isn't it when it could have been a fine companion for lifetime? Nice poetry.

    My Entry - Poetry of Sorrow

    1. It is his fear that his memories will dilute with her demise...

  5. Nice poetry. I like the line "The goodbye coming all too near No image can capture this air". It says so much.

  6. No matter what.....we keep going down the memory lane....Nice poem.

    1. After all, our past makes us what we are today...

  7. a beautifully worded is an art to put a whole lot of meaning in just a few words.

  8. Very well woven words.
    Glad I stopped to read this.

    1. Thanks a lot for the beautiful comment, Indrani...

  9. Beautifully conveyed....down the memory lane we always go

    1. Thanks Datta.
      Memories have the ability to make us... and break us too...


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