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Once so small and precious

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I once was important, folks cared about me, 
Keeping me safe in a special bound book.
And in this book I had perfect stylized sheets, 
Folks would gaze, remember and look

At every small detail that they could see, 
Treasuring the moment in time that I was,
Treasuring the true honest faces all over my skin,
Treasuring me simply because

Their films only held maybe twenty small moments, 
And folks waited for the shop to call,
There was no other way to capture that time, 
Every time I was hung from the wall.

But now I’m replaced with a million small selfies,
The same silly person with the same silly face,
Now I’m so unimportant, forgotten in seconds, 
I’m your small, precious photo remembering a place.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 7/12/2017 10:08:00 AM
Excellent and profound. You have that unique skill of beating the peak. This is a wonderful stuff, always beating our expectation. Can wait to jump to your next page.
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Date: 7/6/2017 11:16:00 AM
wow, I LOVE this. At Graceland the other day, i saw people using those long sticks they buy for selfies to stand by Elvis artifacts. I felt a bit disgusted. Also having to use a tablet, which I am not comfortable with , to guide me through his mansion. I want REAL people talking, to whom I can ask questions! FAVE
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Date: 7/6/2017 8:10:00 PM
Apt that what was once a graceful thing, the set up nurtured photo, is being replaced with a million nothings at Graceland., thanks Andrea
Date: 7/6/2017 10:36:00 AM
Progress, Ha!!! Technology has changed everything, Lewis. Enjoyable read but a little sad:)
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Date: 7/6/2017 8:09:00 PM
Yep, thanks Daniel, I think technology has replaced something beautiful with a "fast food" to life. thanks.
Date: 7/6/2017 9:45:00 AM
So true Lewis oh so true the selfie has destroyed the cherished photo.very nice write sir very nice indeed.
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Date: 7/6/2017 8:08:00 PM
Thank you Edward, yep, I think the selfy has taken some of the grace away
Date: 7/5/2017 10:59:00 PM
Modern technology has brought along more vanity and selfishness, I think, truth well portrayed, Lewis:)
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Date: 7/5/2017 11:45:00 PM
Yep. And since we have millions of pics, none r important.