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 a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. 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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