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Sometimes a memory flashes in your brain
Of a scene long past that your mind retained.

It is strange that in a life full of pictures
Few are remembered.
The worst and the best
While the rest
Are discarded to space.
They have no place
In our memory book.

Sometimes we take a brief look
At these time capsules of our life;
The pictures of happiness or strife
The moments of shock and fear
The faces we held dear.

Holding tightly to a mother
Playing with a brother
A birthday as a child
Our youth, when young and wild
The ecstasy and bliss
Of love’s first tender kiss

Memories are the world of today
Intertwined with yesterday
Like a flashback in a movie
Or a scene in a play.
They are what we are.
Though we live in the present
They keep the past ajar.

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 6:10:00 AM
    This is so beautifully written I will fav it, as I grow older my understanding of these treasured words pick up new meaning, yes, our memories is the doorway to our past, thank you my dear for writing this gem sending my love and my hugs to brighten your day, Viel