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Just an Old Memory

She’s just an old memory of a younger man’s dreams
An image of love hard to find
I can still see her eyes, taste the joy of her lips
In the deep recesses of my mind
Hair that was flowing, a smile that was glowing
An angel with earthly charms
Felt her heart beat in the tropical heat
Got lost in her loving arms
Sometimes I wonder if it was only a dream
An old sea story that I told
But I remember those eyes like a radiant beam
A treasure greater than gold
I wonder now if she waited on shore
With the fire in her heart still burning
And I wonder if there were tears in her eyes
Realizing I would not be returning
She’s just an old memory that haunts me today
A storybook love affair
A blanket, a beach and two bodies entangled
On a tropical island somewhere.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 2/8/2009 12:13:00 AM
whoa, makes me believe the male species again. smiling, janetta.
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Date: 1/6/2009 7:14:00 AM
Vince, thanks by comments my poem and for sharing it in your latest bleat! Vince—alike your poem title "Just Old Memory" keeping your good doing! “Happy a New Year!”
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Date: 12/28/2008 7:32:00 PM
Lots of tender imagery and marvelous inner and end rhyming... well done Vince! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 12/28/2008 7:06:00 PM
Vince, you are a true romantic. I truly felt your emotion in this beautiful tribute to an old love. Sometimes the memories are better then the reality. Thanks much for sharing such a tender moment. PL
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Date: 12/28/2008 1:49:00 AM
great poe, and thanks for your comments
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Date: 12/24/2008 12:38:00 PM
Vince my friend - Wonderful poem Vince - I wanted to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year - God Bless you Vince, MJ
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Date: 12/5/2008 6:37:00 AM
Sounds like "first love" which is always remembered. I like your free verse style, Vince, not many can write these well.
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Date: 12/3/2008 6:34:00 PM
I love it, it shows such passion!! Great Job!! Love Alexz ^_^
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Date: 12/1/2008 1:11:00 PM
Outstanding Vince - really. I encourage yout to google Blue Fog Journal and submit this for the Blue Fog Journal’s “Contemporary Romantic Love Poems” anthology. This need to be published. -ED-
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Date: 11/28/2008 5:51:00 PM
Great Poem!! Read my three new poems, Please. ^.^ Love Alexz
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Date: 11/25/2008 10:56:00 AM
i really like it you are a very good poet i wish i could right things like that but im not that good yet maybe one day i will be
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Date: 11/24/2008 6:47:00 PM
What a neat poem. Every line conjures up a vivid picture. Good stuff. And, thank you Vince for your comment on Sleigh Ride. You are very generous. ~J~
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Date: 11/24/2008 1:35:00 PM
Wow, beautiful writing! I could see it so clearly in my mind, loved it. God bless, Amy
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Date: 11/19/2008 2:59:00 PM
this Jonathan kid is really getting on my nerves. this was a great poem and who is he to say he wrote that five years ago. the kid needs to see a doctor, he does need help. but we or some of us inclulding me, is giving him the attention he wants. you are a great poet vince.
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Date: 11/19/2008 11:09:00 AM
I justw anted to say thanks for your feed back on my poem thank you for my children, God bless you from diane
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Date: 11/19/2008 11:07:00 AM
aww this is is so sweet, its nice to have such nice memories of a person, my most happiest memories are the last 11 months, I met my Joshua last december and when God brought us together we just went with what he said , he just made us both whole and complete he made a complete family in the Lord Jesus, peopel thougth we were crazy to get married but we new it's what god wanted us to do and we have nevr looked back, its 7 months today we got married and its just so right
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Date: 11/19/2008 6:49:00 AM
There are some early heart throbbing moments that forever stay fresh in our memories. I often think of one, and wonder too, of that sweet memory. Probably now, after all those years, we wouldn't recognize each other....but the memory stays sweet and young. This was a lovely memory, to keep! ~ Carrie
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Date: 11/19/2008 2:31:00 AM
To remember for so many years; To ponder for so many years; To question for so many years,,,,she must have been very special to you. Memories are beautiful things, they keep our dreams alive. And I wonder,,,, how many times are you both connected in your remembering of each other. Hugsss
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Date: 11/18/2008 4:50:00 PM
Woohoo! You go, Vince! Memories...yes...lost love is something else, isn't it? Beautiful reflection, and hot to boot. lol awesome, as always, love Kristin
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Date: 11/18/2008 4:01:00 PM
Aw, this is a beautiful poem. Little did the young sailor know, he would be haunted forever by the chance meeting and loveliness of one night with a charming young lady. Imagination or real, an enchanting love poem. Love, Shar
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Date: 11/18/2008 1:56:00 PM
Vince this is a wonderful write. What a memory to behold. You took me to that island. Excellent poem. Michael Torres
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Date: 11/18/2008 9:32:00 AM
Yeah, but the SAND! AND, the only reason I'm a Cowboys fan is because my hubby was an NFL photographer with the Cowboys for 7 years. Thanks for your kind words, you always lift my spirits...Dani
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Date: 11/18/2008 9:21:00 AM
I am loving this write my friend. You have a winner with this piece. I love the love and the uncertainty that occupies this write. A well painted picture that always accompanies your poems. Beautiful job Vince. Chris.
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Date: 11/18/2008 8:53:00 AM
Up anchor and sail onnnnn ,Vince ... It's great having old memories .... The problems set in when the old memory aint what it used to be... Now !! what the hell was I going to say ??? Oh Yeh , do you have that Island Adress ??? ...
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Date: 11/18/2008 8:52:00 AM
Wow, the imagery here is great, bringing up the imagery of the island and two at play. The tone is almost maudlin, but necessarily so as you pose so many questions. Very smooth read and just a wonderful write. Michael
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