Engraved memories – for VisDare

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I know the sparkle
in eyes that I once owned
life’s adventures –
curiosity of things
in my life I’ve sailed a thousand ships
plunged words like knives
into souls I hardly knew
fought wars within myself
and won the battles

I’ve loved, hated
had wealth, been poor
toiled the earth
my days with eyes wide open in the dark
that ended with the moon and closed
I danced and downed too many
held a woman in my arms with blackened curls
that I loved

no regrets, or complaints
on the demanding road I sometimes walked
I am weary, I am old
my body crumpled
do you think your camera
can grasp my life in a frame
catch a fragment of it?
it can’t
for all that I am, or was
is mine
engraved on my heart

~~~~~~~~~
My favourite photo challenges from VisDare have sent another fine photograph for us writers. If you wish to join in the fun please do over at anonymous legacy

RULES: 150 words – or less. (Please – no erotica or graphic violence.) DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!!   As always – thanks for participating!

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15 thoughts on “Engraved memories – for VisDare

  1. Pingback: #VisDare – Engraved [flash fiction - 150 words] | Nice Cuppa Tae

  2. Yet another wonderful poem, Jen. “do you think your camera can grasp my life in a frame catch a fragment of it? it can’t for all that I am, or was is mine engraved on my heart” these are some of the the most beautiful words I have ever read xoxoxo

  3. “in my life I’ve sailed a thousand ships
    plunged words like knives
    into souls I hardly knew”

    Oh. My. Gawd. Jen, this is so good – wish I had written it. Wonderful take on the prompt… woman, I just love your mind! xx

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