Building Memories

Memories: The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience. The act or an instance of remembering; recollection: spent the afternoon lost in memory. All that a person can remember. Something remembered: pleasant childhood memories.

Lives together,
Yet often apart.
Separated all day,
Joined by five hearts.

Goodbye in the morning,
Gone all the day.
Home-time, bedtime,
Sometimes away.

Holiday different,
Together at last.
Memories building,
Like my childhood past.

Same beach as then,
Twenty-five years on.
Father not here,
Fourteen years gone.

Memories built then,
Still vivid and clear.
Just like it was yesterday,
And he somehow near.

A family then,
When I was the child.
As the parent now,
New memories are filed.

Time away important,
A chance to rest.
Recharging spent batteries,
Time out with the best.

Laughter and love,
Five of us as one.
Living and loving,
Memorable fun.

Different culture,
Wonderful sights.
Days on the beach,
Long, lazy nights.

Precious time together,
My family, my world.
Breathing in new memories,
My heart forever will hold.

Prose for Thought

8 Comments on Building Memories

  1. redpeffer
    August 15, 2013 at 8:47 am (10 years ago)

    Oh that’s lovely.

  2. judithkingston
    August 15, 2013 at 8:35 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh how lovely. Sounds like you are having a great holiday! Treasure these moments and they will keep you going when it is back to daily drudgery. xx

    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:30 am (10 years ago)

      Ah I’m back, and buried knee deep in laundry holding on to those amazing memories! xx

  3. Stephanie Arsoska
    August 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm (10 years ago)

    Memory fascinates me. What we remember and how, what we don’t. Sounds like a lovely holiday.

    • InstinctiveMum
      August 19, 2013 at 7:31 am (10 years ago)

      It was a brilliant holiday thank you. And yes memory is a strange thing, what your brain chooses to store and what it discards! And how different people remember things in different ways!

  4. Verily Victoria Vocalises
    August 19, 2013 at 11:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Stunning writing lovely – this is definitely one of my favourites of yours. I love how it all flows. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

    • InstinctiveMum
      August 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you, it’s actually one of my favourites too! 😉 xx


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