Life's Bright Memories ⁓ (dreamers)

Life's Bright Memories ⁓ (dreamers)

A Poem by Richard
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Kyrielle Form … a cowrite by Great Aunt Astri and Richard

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Life’s Bright Memories


Some things were once hard to accept,

those words that hurt were so austere.

With heads ablaze, we deeply wept …

life’s memories lie gently here.


I sit and think of all the things

we mused about, not always clear;

our thoughts so vast, we dreamed like kings.

Life’s memories lie gently here.


That which we did, dare we believe;

were they the echoes our minds fear?

Time heals dire deeds when hearts deceive …

life’s memories lie gently here.


Defending folks' and friends' true rights,

we've tried to build a world with care,

and often worked through long, dark nights;

life’s memories lie gently here.


Then, as the sun begins to set,

I look around with love to share;

acceptance takes away regret,

life’s memories lie gently here.


A better world we strove to  build …

in ways we did that hold us dear;

one with all love and laughter filled.

Life’s memories lie gently here.


When all around we look and see

an atmosphere of brighter cheer;

was what has caused it, "You and me"?

Life’s memories lie gently here.

Cowritten by Great Aunt Astri & Richard

©2017


© 2017 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
"Be sure to visit Great Aunt Astri's pages and read her excellent original poetry!"
http://www.writerscafe.org/greatauntastri

Image courtesy of Pinterest
Constructive critique and well-meant comments are always welcome! : )

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At last, here I am with my review. The poem is very pleasing, Richard. The last verse, the resolution, is, as we agreed, all yours.
I am so glad you gave the poem a happy ending. and it was "You and me" who wrote the poem. Dare I say it, I feel quite proud, and very honoured that you gave me the opportunity to co-write with you. Many thanks.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

What a lovely joy you truly are, Astri,
How sincerely blessed I am to have had the opportunit.. read more



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Great work Richard Ji...I need to learn a lot from you and Great Aunt Astri Ji ... Perfect one....

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Thank a bunch, pragya,
Your praise is warmly appreciated, as is your expressed need to learn .. read more
pragya gaur

4 Months Ago

Thanku so much Richard Ji
Beautiful, just beautiful.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Months Ago

Than you, Maria, just thank you! ⁓ Richard ; )
Clear and well crafted writing; a lovely image, excellent work

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Thank you sincerely, George!
Your praise and expressed enjoyment of Astri's and my combined e.. read more
George Coombs

5 Months Ago

Your welcome Richard,
At last, here I am with my review. The poem is very pleasing, Richard. The last verse, the resolution, is, as we agreed, all yours.
I am so glad you gave the poem a happy ending. and it was "You and me" who wrote the poem. Dare I say it, I feel quite proud, and very honoured that you gave me the opportunity to co-write with you. Many thanks.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

What a lovely joy you truly are, Astri,
How sincerely blessed I am to have had the opportunit.. read more
This was just, amazing. I wish I could rate it over 100. Everything from the style, to the words and subtle but graceful rhyming, it flowed incredibly well. I'd read that over again, and definitely share it. Honestly a little jealous of the skill and beauty. And I have no critics to offer, I'm sorry.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

You're a sweetheart … thanks! BLUSH*
SSKaitlyn

5 Months Ago

Haha thank you! Now you have my cheeks flushed.
Richard

5 Months Ago

Ummm! ; )
Okay. wow. I was not prepared for that, though I should be.

You guys, this took my breath away. The description and the detail and just the way it flows, this piece is beautiful.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Thank you Lovely Poetess!
Your lovely words of praise, enjoyment, and appreciation are all we.. read more
Another splendidly beautiful poem that seems to dance upon the page, fills the heart memories and longings, and even a lesson! "acceptance takes away regret" ahhhhhhhh this is so perfectly flowing!!!.. poetry that comes alive, hits my soul and has me pondering the words...soaking them in and just smiling!. Thank you!!!!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

5 Months Ago

Dear Susan,
Each word from your lovely voice leads to a poem within itself … one that swath.. read more
susancapozzi

5 Months Ago

Love it.🌸🌹💐
Then, as the sun begins to set,
I look around with love to share;
acceptance takes away regret,
life’s memories lie gently here.

A better world we strove to build …
in ways we did that hold us dear;
one with all love and laughter filled.
Life’s memories lie gently here.

Beautifully done both of you.... :)
Enjoyed reading it...

Posted 5 Months Ago


Form poetry can be difficult as the structure can take away from the creativity and emotion. However, you two nailed this one and made a difficult form actually look easy. I am blown away. You stuck to the form while writing a delightful creative piece. An awesome collab! Julie

Posted 5 Months Ago


Well dear Richard I see you DO cowrite with other poetesses after all lol -- now you're going to have to write one with me. ;)
Wow I can't tell who wrote what it is so beautiful powerful and filled with emotions and imagery, one of the most excellent poems I have ever read.
I will definitely have too read Great Aunt Astri's poems if she is this good, dang and I love the picture too it is perfect for the setting, I bet she picked it out -- thank you for sharing this amazing poem!!! :)

HUGGS!
Sammi

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Richard

5 Months Ago

Gosh, Sammi!
"One of the most excellent poems you have ever read"?
Wow, girl, what a d.. read more

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