Tuesday, June 3

Memories Forgotten

I have really been in the mood to write lately. You couldn't tell by the volume of posts recently, could you? Anyway, I wrote this poem two ways, and I couldn't decide which I liked better. They're the same to begin with, but the endings are different. Anyway, I thought I would post both. And I'm working on, well I have an idea of what I want to do for the second prompt Kayla gave me. So... be looking for that in the future :)

Memories Forgotten

I search the frozen faces
And see smiles of laughter,
Eyes full of joy.

These pictures breathe contentment.

I close my eyes and reminisce,
Thinking back on memories forgotten,
And I smile.

Those were happy times.

Lost in thought, I wonder,
Do my eyes still dance with laughter,
Still convey contentment?

I am still content with life;
Is that the picture I project?


Memories Forgotten (take 2)

I search the frozen faces
And see smiles of laughter,
Eyes full of joy.

These pictures breathe contentment.

I close my eyes and reminisce,
Thinking back on times together,
And I smile.

Those were happy times.

Lost in thought, I wonder
If you still remember that joy,
Still recall those times.

Or are they simply memories forgotten?

4 comments:

Little Christen said...

I like the 2nd one best. I started a similar poem before school ended last semester, but it never amounted to anything. Thanks for putting my thoughts into words too. ;)I miss you.

Kristin said...

I think you're right; the second one is better. I just hate to keep posting such melancholy poems because it doesn't reflect how I'm feeling at present :)

Jen said...

I like both of your poems and enjoy the insight that you put into them.

barry said...

I read them both quite fast, with no time for high flown literary analysis, but I definitly like the first one better.