Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday's Poetry Day ~ Echoes Of Times Gone By

I've had nights when I couldn't sleep with memories from long ago that I would like to forget. The past few years my body doesn't know the difference between day and night. This had encouraged me to write the following poem awhile back.


Echoes Of Times Gone By

Memories keep flooding back
Good and bad my eyes do see
In echoes of times gone by
And years now fast do flee

Lack of sleep yet half awake
Rarely do the days pass on
Yet sleep or awaken, my mind
Can't keep those memories gone

As time and years swiftly fly
And memories haunt more each day
I try to busy my body and mind
In hopes of keeping bad memories away

How I long to sometimes forget
The darken days of yesteryear
And then happy times do wash away
Those memories I've come to fear

Yes, memories come flooding back
The good and bad my eyes do see
And echoes of times gone by
And the years now faster flee.

Toni Taddeo ©

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The painting shown above my poem is by American Painter Edward Hopper. You can look him up on the net. He doesn't have a website. With not much else to post, until the next time my friends, have a day of blessings.