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Memory

You called me Memory 
not realizing that is all I want
I couldn't ask for anymore 
than to be a lovely memory in someone's heart
To be remembered is a great responsibility 
I will wear this name well
I'm proud of this name bestowed to me by one of my heroes
One of my friends 
One of my sisters
One of my own
One of my most precious memories
A memory with a future 
My dear sweet loves 
Silver cannot describe your voice 
It's far more valuable 
It's like gold to my ears
Comfort to my soul
Honey to my throat
It coats me in love 
It muses my own thoughts
An ancient way of thinking
I'm an artifact
But don't put me behind glass
Leave me buried or clean me up
but appreciate my beauty either way
I'm too lovely to be forgotten
So don't think that you can leave without thoughts of me
I'll haunt your own memories and gain the trust of your dreams
I'll stay in the creases of your heart and be the sleep in your eyes when you wake
I can turn necks with a simple smile
Don't hold a candle to me
For it will only pale
The rust and dirt that stains me are contributions to my selflessness 
I'm a warrior of time
A bandit of sorrows for I will wear yours as my own
I'm cracked but I've withheld against wind a torment
A treasure lost for far too long
The map that leads to me has been smudged beyond repair
But I'm not...
No I'm not the shiniest or the one filled with the most riches
But I am to be cherished 
For I am only one
The caverns of my heart are to be explored with reverence
I'll open up but can easily crumble 
I know how to rebuild but I've come too far to start over again
I've withstood the test of centuries and I will make it to the end
My treasure hunters
You've found me
Don't look anywhere else for what I can hold
It's too great for most
But you can handle it
I was made to be found by greatness
To hold greatness
And that is what you have filled me with
You've prepared me for wondrous things
Things that can't be reached in just one lifetime 
No wonder that I have so many more to live

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/10/2018 5:51:00 AM
Great write
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Date: 11/6/2018 1:00:00 PM
Hello Emily, I like this poem I like the way the words flow. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 11/5/2018 4:35:00 PM
Wow, this is beautiful Emily and congratulations on your top win. It feels great to be found in a poem. Hugs Memory :))
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Date: 11/5/2018 12:16:00 AM
Sincere congratulations for your awesome win in LuLoo's contest, Emily - blessings and best wishes - keep up the great work, my friend - this is great - fav-ing! :-) <3
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Date: 10/28/2018 4:05:00 PM
Awesome poem, Emily. Congrats on your top win. Well done.
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Date: 10/28/2018 12:55:00 PM
Emily congrats on yoyr win! Hugs Brenda
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Date: 10/28/2018 11:41:00 AM
wow, I see you are new here and I cannot wait to read more. Beautiful in so many ways. Thank you and congratulations on your placement. -luloo :)
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Date: 10/12/2018 5:42:00 AM
Emily, welcome to PoetrySoup. I do believe you have found your tribe! I started to highlight the things I loved the most about your poem - I especially love the silver, honey, beauty, embracing way you love yourself here. I finally just gave up and hit FAV so this went to my FAV list where I can read it any time I want. Welcome! Please keep them coming.
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