• Life

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    A celebration of life and its inevitable end.



    Someday my stay on this earth will end
    And my body will return to dust
    And wherever my soul may journey
    In one hope I have trust

     I pray that my memories will accompany me

    Providing visions of days past

    The sun on high the sky the sea

    All perfectly recast


    My loves caress, soft words exchanged

    A baby’s laugh with glee

    A puppy’s bark. A loon’s sweet song

    A majestic great oak tree


    A summer breeze. A raindrop’s sound.

    The whisper of rustling leaves

    An old women’s smile. The roar of thunder

      The sights and sounds perceived.


      Life passes as drifting clouds before our eyes

    Intertwined with happiness and grief

    Those things worth remembering

    Seeming often times too brief


    But I will cherish my memories

    As they are mine and mine alone

    They are the treasures of a life lived

    Though the future remains unknown


    So as I tire I hold them close

    In fear they might take flight

    I wait to share them in a distant place

    Where loved ones reunite



    ©Copyright 2009 Charlie Gragg



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    CatsMeow commented on Memories


    A Great write..Many things are worth remembering-especially family friends and past loves. Life is all about learning to dance in the rain!" The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; But the realist adjusts the sails. Thank you for this poem.



    You are very welcome and thank you for visiting.

    JCKasper commented on Memories


    I love the images that you evoke. the simply treasures that surround us all. beautiful.



    You are busy reading today and I appreciate the feedback.

    StandingBear commented on Memories


    A beautiful "swansong" work superbly written. No one could have written this any better. Should be another weekly winner, hands down. No one can ask you what will you do for an encore. The proof is in the thinking/writing/reading. Awesome!



    Thankk again. This poem is my favorite write to date.

    cottoncandi commented on Memories


    This is so beautiful. You have such a creative way of expressing you thoughts.



    Thank you for reading and commenting. This is one of my favorite poems

    oldroyfan commented on Memories


    being human, your life had to of been shared by trails as well as joy...what a wonderful example of seeing the glass " half full ", instead of ....half empty..



    Thank you so much for helping me share the jewels of one's life in the form of memories.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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    Sweet Mary 18
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    Lucky 10
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