A Photograph on the Desk

sitting on the corner of my desk...a small photo of my love
of a time in the past...in our youth...when desires were foremost
it tells a history all its own...holding dreams that never occurred
a time in the past...a time in the future...a photograph on the desk

it tells tales of youths travels from place to place in time
of lessons learned the hard way...by minds not wanting to admit
at a time when we thought we knew it all...yet we didn't really
a time in the past...a time in the future...a photograph on the desk

a time when worlds collided...parents and children rebelled
when history made decisions we weren't ready for...choices left
wars occurred that took our dreams away left us all alone
a time in the past...a time in the future...a photograph on the desk

we were left confused looking for ourselves...searching for answers
we aged as answers appeared...we finally saw the light in the window
it only took a lifetime to hear the answers and see the truth
a time in the past...a time in the future...a photograph on the desk



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ABOUT THE POET ~
i write out of love for words....the style i use is free verse, where i can create who i am..., i began writing while i cared for my mother, who had alzheimers, as a form of therapy for me....when she died, the poetry stayed with me....now i write about everything....life...love....betrayals....philosophy...nature...fantasy and some dark poetry....where ever my fancy seems to be at the time....i use my personal knowledge and experiences with a lot of them, i am a very private person who enjoys my animals, my grandchildren, my children, when they let me, and the love of my life., several of my poems have appeared in the Taj Mahal Review and some anthologies....i have written three books of poetry, my first was my therapy book, all the poems i had written while caring for my mother called "When There Are Dragons There is Alzheimers". my second book "Through the Maze of Life" was the start of my growth, my third and most recent book is called "Thoughtful Whispers" poems of a growing poet.....my website is www.pegesus.weebly.com


Last updated August 10, 2011