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The Shading of a Memory- A poem about life's foundations

Updated on February 16, 2013

Title: The Shades of a Memory

A rose twisted into the sky
It spread its wings across blue haze
Enveloped by the shades of red
Each shade a symbol of a hope bled
Fragile from the time alone
The rose gently fell from the crimson sky
With a smile; she knew the end
Acceptance glazed within her eyes

The shade of season tipped by a time
That leaves scar tissue on the ridge of our mind
When thinking back can wet the ground
From the tears that fall; faithless unbound
It's the story of the genuine
A tale that takes the breath away
Without this pain who could tell
The night between the common day

Without pain; we'd see no light
Without beauty there would be no sight
Cause if everything was simply plain
We'd all be absent of a name
The strength of difference; a guilty stride
Where hope and pain are often tied
These things are societies shade
It's what we breathe in every day

So mark a chapter; shed some light
See the day as the night
See time as choice, a path you pave
Tomorrow will come if you choose to stay
A dislodged mirror; two shades; one day
A reflection you live and a shade of could be
All tied into a book we call our memories


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    • SMonaghan119 profile image

      Sean 4 years ago from PA

      The move has indeed been busy, a day at a time as they say. Thank you for the words of appreciation. Do keep in touch always a reward to hear from you.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      love that last line : all tied into a book we call our memories.

      Like Eric said above - you are combining the beautiful words of your poetic brush along with your savvy narrative abilities as a writer.

      Yes it was great to hear from you because I have missed you and thought about you being busy with your move. Hope you and your lovely wife are keeping well - sending you warm wishes from lake erie time canada 8:25pm courtesy of Colin and his cats

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      Eric T. Shortridge 4 years ago from MidWest

      love your pen my friend... a dash of intelligence, an ounce of philosophy, all draped in beautiful artistry