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A Long Forgotten Memory

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A Long Forgotten Memory

A long forgotten memory strolled back into my life today
A botched attempt at making love that got lost along the way
We were ships passing in the night when our nights were still so few
She said, “Joe, even after all these years, I still remember you …
… I still remember you”.

We caught up on the decades passed sharing important things we did
We swapped each other’s new I-phones to look at pictures of our kids
I’ve added pounds and lost all my hair; she has a gray strand or two
But in the eyes we recognized that inexperienced kid we once knew …
… that kid we once knew.

My wife walked in and her husband arrived - introductions all around
As two married couples getting acquainted we could find no common ground
We ended that night with pleasantries then again went on our way
But that long forgotten memory is back in my thoughts to stay …
… back in my thoughts to stay.

Copyright © Joe Flach

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  1. Date: 9/27/2012 5:26:00 PM
    Ahhh!..Those memories...Enjoyed reading this one this eve..Sara

  1. Date: 9/27/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Reminds me of that Dan Fogelburg song. Can't remember the title. hmm. Talk about a long forgotten memory. :) Take it easy. Loved the poem Joe.

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 10:00:00 PM
    WOW! This is some write. I ask myself - when the past comes back to the present, what are we suppose to do? These things happen all the time. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 6:07:00 PM
    Lovely sentiments penned tonight, enjoyed, vie