Old Family Photos

Old Family Photos

A Poem by Dave "Doc" Rogers

I ran across a picture of my grand parents. It made me think.


Old family photos
Wrinkled and faded with time
Old family photos
Faces staring back at me

Moments captured
Frozen faces from times gone by
Moments captured
Snippets of who they were once

Time held still, fixed on paper
Halides holding images of life
Souls stolen for a moment
Transfixed by lens and chemistry

Old family photos
Wrinkled bits of tin type
Sepia colors in washed out faces
Stuck and still until the flash subsides

Old family photos
People like you and me
Sitting or standing
Moments from their lives captured

So real yet untouchable
Imploring eyes rushed to make a moment
Sit here, look there, hold, flash, done
A family memory of their when now ours.

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© 2015 Dave "Doc" Rogers

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Reminds me of a line from a Counting Crows song where Adam Duritz describes home movies as films about ghosts. Good job.

Posted 3 Years Ago

this was a wonderful piece!! Your imagery was very beautiful in this work!! I really enjoyed it!!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on March 9, 2015
Last Updated on March 9, 2015
Tags: dave doc rogers, doc rogers writes, old family photos, photography, poem, poetry


Dave "Doc" Rogers
Dave "Doc" Rogers

Montgomery, AL

Artist • Author • Poet • Preacher I am a thinker, ponderer, assayer of thoughts. I have had a penchant for writing since childhood. I prefer "Doc" as an hommage to my grandfather Rob.. more..