Memories linger in the shadows
Retracing footsteps of my past
Trails I traversed now seem kinder
Rough edges by the years recast

Loved ones, friends, like crystal sparkle
In the light of elder days defined
The test of time deletes transgressions
Leaving just the best behind

How I love to sit among them
Sample each one as I may
Taste the nectar of a lifetime
Wrapped in my world of yesterday

Originally published July 2012


About oldmainer

I am retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Memories

  1. Sonya Kassam says:

    Time softens life doesn’t it?


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