Pictures of You

Hand Bound Cherry Blossom Photo Album

Hand Bound Cherry Blossom Photo Album (Photo credit: Krissy and Dennis)

These pictures of you
Are tattered by time
I hide from their view
Then surrender sublime
I’ll say I forsake them
I’ll say I forget
But these pictures of you
Are haunting me yet

I’ve lived through three lifetimes
Or so it may seem
Since the times they portray
Were part of my dreams
I should cast from my heart
These remembrances of you
But I cannot release
These last pictures of you

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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10 Responses to Pictures of You

  1. How do you do it, Helen? Your poems are so stirring, breathtaking, and true. Excellent work!

  2. Great poem Sis. Only three lifetimes? Girl we gotta talk… LOL

  3. words4jp says:

    I keep pictures of my several lifetimes in boxes duct taped shut. I cannot throw them out and I cannot look at them.

  4. Geo Sans says:

    to a
    haunting past
    stirrings rustling
    the attic

  5. mine are stashed away in a trunk along with old love letters form past loves that I can’t bear to get rid of even though I got rid of their authors. 🙂
    Beautifully written.

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