FORGOTTEN ALASA Poem by Chris38
People so easily forget
As we lie here who now thinks of us
Once kings toasted our health and princes were our playmates
Once we loved many and lost more but who thinks of this now?
We travelled across the known world and discovered much else besides
Alas who now remembers?
We graced periodicals and writers sung our praises
I fear the photographs like the memories are faded
Authors recounted our tales of derring-do
These books sit unread on the shelves of the public libraries
Our passing provoked national mourning
Who weeps for us now?
Flowers bedecked our place of rest for many a year
Now they are all wilted and died
Our epitaph proclaimed us as important, as people to be admired and praised
None now can read the faded words and few even know where it is
As we now crumble to dust, who among you remembers us?
Who among you cares?
© 2011 Chris38
Added on January 21, 2011
Last Updated on January 21, 2011
Liverpool, North west England, United Kingdom
AboutI am 38 years old and work in the care industry with adults with learning difficulties. I have been writing on and off since I was six years old. I had some stuff published when I was in my teens but .. more..