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The Song Remembers

Updated on July 29, 2015

My Mama

The Song Remembers

The Song Remembers

Even when we don’t

Recall the moment

Every hour of every day

But then it happens

That song that played

When you were a child

When you were playing

Hiding and Seeking

Challenging

Yourself

To swing a little higher than you did the day before

Convinced if you swing high enough

You would touch the sky

When you never ran out of anything to do

When there were more games

To win and play

More skinned knees and prayers to say


The Song Remembers

When you think you have forgotten

Those times when

You made choices you now know were wrong

But can’t go back and do them over again


The Song Remembers

That day when

You got to swim

All alone

You and the water

Feeling of serenity

Feeling of space

Just the rays of the sun

Warming your face


The Song Remembers

The love of your life

The one you gave your heart to

Not once but twice


The Song Remembers

Not just the glory

But also the pain

Of all the days and years

When the rain outside

Could not compete with your tears


The Song Remembers

Sunday afternoons

Saturday walks

Hand in Hand

Sometimes quiet

Sometimes a lot of talk


The Song Remembers

Those long nights

When all you could do was pace

When everything seemed hopeless

For the deeds had been done

No matter how many people around

You felt you were the only one


The Song Remembers

No matter how long you are in the race

And if you are me

I remember you mama

and your

Amazing Grace

© 2013 ocfireflies

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    • ocfireflies profile imageAUTHOR

      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Lurana,

      Thank you for reading and commenting on my poems. You are a kind lady, and I appreciate you.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Lurana Brown 

      5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I love this...the Song is that golden thread that runs through our lives. You captured Grace so very beautifully!! ~Lurana

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Kathi,

      What a beautiful comment. Thank You.

      Kim ♥

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      Kathi 

      5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Oh Kim, this is a beautiful piece of poetic symphony, every last line will stay with me like a song remembered! Kathi ♥

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      An n 

      5 years ago

      nd we have been together for over 50 years

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Colin,

      When I was pregnant with my sons, I prayed that they would be healthy and that music would be an integral part of their lives. Both are healthy and have taught themselves to play guitar, banjo, piano and mandolin. I share this because I, too am emotionally attached to music in so many ways. Thank you for kind comments. Thank you for being you. It is blue skies and sunshine here so I am on my way outside.

      Best Always,

      Kim

      tobusiness,

      Thank you for your kindness and support. Thank you for being you and for all that you do for others. "Amazing Grace" is one of those that seems to touch all of us. It is truly one of the greatest songs/hymns.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Kim, this is so beautifully done, we all have songs that are so evocative of another time and place some happy ,some sad; some brings tears some smiles.

      Amazing grace is a wonderful choice. Thank you for sharing, Voting up and awesome.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      Well the evocative title caught my eye Kim and yes the elegy found here in your bittersweet poem put a lump in my throat because I am so emotionally attached to music myself - and also attached to your terrific writing style as well - thank you for this stirring piece of poetic art Kim and have a wonderful, safe and happy Sunday

      Colin and his cats Tiffy and Gabriel at lake erie time ontario canada 1:18pm and sending sincere warm wishes to you my friend

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      Thank You.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely a song to remind us of how wonderful the Lord is.

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Smiles and Thank You

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      ocfireflies,

      Well, I could've saved you and your cousins some conversation... 'tween you and me... you can't dig to China! :D Or... you and your cousins could've saved me some blisters! Truly enjoyable... I will have to check out some more!

      Aw... thanks Romeo, don't mention it!

      Cat

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wayne and Romeo's Quill,

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Thanks for stopping by.

      How easily we forget to keep in touch with our inner child.

      Best Always,

      Kim

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      shanmarie,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. I think there is just something very special about "Amazing Grace" that touches all of our souls.

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      Shannon Henry 

      5 years ago from Texas

      I love this! There are many songs that remember when. Certain songs I hear always bring to mind a particular person or people and particular times from the past. And I love the way you've allowed "Amazing Grace" to include so much.

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      Romeos Quill 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      ocfireflies

      I'm grateful for 'Cantuhearmescream' bringing this wonderful verse to our attention.It rings of a rare innocent beauty,which I've rarely seen in a poem.Absolutely beautiful.

      Yours Sincerely,

      Romeo's Quill

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Trying to touch the sky. How have we forgotten that desire? Very nice!!

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Cat,

      I also remember having a long conversation with some cousins over whether or not we COULD actually dig to China. SMILES! And I only have to hear a few chords of "Amazing Grace" and I am all in tears. It touches me in such a profound way. Thanks for the vote.

      Kim

      Theater girl,

      You are right. There are so many songs that remember.

      Thanks for the encouraging words.

      Kim

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      Jennifer 

      5 years ago from New Jersey

      I have so many songs that make me feel this way! Nice work!

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      Cat 

      5 years ago from New York

      ocfireflies,

      This is absolutely beautiful! I remember once trying to dig to China... and that was only a few weeks ago :D... No, honestly when you talked about swinging and trying to reach the sky; I thought of that. The memories of good and bad, where we've gone and where we're going. Never regret, but always learn. "Everything happens for a reason", that gets me through the darkest season. This is wonderful and "Amazing Grace" will always make me cry... not sad tears, just a release.

      Up, awesome, beautiful and sharing!

      Cat

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