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The Grace of a Forgotten Time

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Below is the poem entitled The Grace of a Forgotten Time which was written by poet Carl Fraser. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Grace of a Forgotten Time

Gazing back at faded memories,
through a dreary December Sky;
I drift away to a forgotten time,
when my heart felt so alive.

I frolic in the depths of younger years,
atop a mountain of powdery snow;
And I skate like the wind across the frozen pond,
as the bone-chilling breezes blow.

I drink from the icicles as they drip from the eaves, 
and quench my childhood needs;
With laughter I spill from the rickety old sled,
and tumble face first in frozen weeds.

A tap on my shoulder abruptly bounces me back,
and my nurse wheels me away;
As she tends to needs I can no longer meet myself,
I still smile about this day.

I'm lifted to my bed to age another day,
with those memories still fresh on my mind;
And thank God for the grace of allowing me,
to bathe in a moment of a forgotten time.

Note: i wrote this one night while working as a security gaurd
in a nursing home. A guy named Leo used to come down every
 night and just stare out thru the big patio window until his nurse
came for him. I wrote this thinking this is where he went in his mind.

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  1. Date: 10/28/2012 12:34:00 PM
    You have taken us into the mind of one who has little else...we can certainly empathize...

    Fraser Avatar Carl Fraser
    Date: 10/28/2012 12:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for reading and responding Leo, poem is just my thoughts. Leo never spoke at all so its just a pondering on my part, but who knows.