Memories Lane

Memories Lane

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
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While taking a familiar stroll

Along a well-worn way

I found my heart had wandered,

My thoughts had gone astray

 

One path led to lush, green fields

So fresh with fewer years;

And then I found a somber place,

A rain forest of tears

 

We never know where we might go

Traveling this terrain;

Each moment in the Past’s a pause

We take on Memories Lane

 



© 2016 Rita L. Sev



Author's Note

Rita L. Sev
Looking through too many old journals and photographs...

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I love this!! If I may, when I was reading this I heard in my head a forest of a thousand tears. Still, such a smooth flow and simple relatable meaning. You go Girl! Sorry I haven't been around lately. My well has been dry for quite awhile but, of late I've been having some inspirations so I'm back.

Posted 9 Months Ago


ah, nothing wrong with a bit of nostalgia Rita

Posted 9 Months Ago


love it Rita! so very true ... we do tend to collect a whole lot of stuff don't we!? nice rhyme and rhythm ..universal and personal content at the same time .. well done says i!
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


It's beautiful, Rita!

Particularly, the Papyrus font befits the mood perfectly, gray softens imagery, a misty ambiance (set by your word choices and arrangement) swept me into your moments — this is excellent poetry, with a deeply emotional appeal most anyone can relate to … beautifully rendered, Rita!

Lacking proper punctuation and every line capped, however, leaves me with a heavy, unfinished mind's-eye appeal.
With your easy reading (general) 8/6/8/6 Ballad flow and spot-on rhymes, this could easily be made into a well-deserved virtual masterpiece.

As much as I enjoyed this one, Rita, one is left with the sense something remains unsaid … perhaps, another verse (or two) would complete it?
What the heck, I dunno(?) — I just love it and how it touches my tender side … big thank you hug! ⁓ Richard

Posted 1 Year Ago


I had a similar experience recently, when cleaning out the garage. Perfectly penned, as always.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Cyntax - we recently moved to a new house, and the clearing out of our home of 24 years beca.. read more
Beautiful as always your works are immaculate.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

:) Much appreciated, Tate!
Nice nostalgic verse... indeeed as I get older I find myself looking back more and more... Ive a few akin to this here and on my website... feeling my years and Im not yet forty. Well for another five months anyway. Early onset mid life crisis I think!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Tomas!
I like your poem though I would like to see you elaborate more on it. It starts the imagery of memories but ens too quickly for me. Otherwise well written.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Rich! I do feel that this one ended abruptly... I need to revisit this.
Well you capture that walk well Rita! It does take us to different places as we "wander" the path ( :

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

Still walking, Renee! But most of the pauses are pleasant. :) Thanks!
Every choice leads us somewhere good or bad... not knowing till it happens is part of living... and those bad times can lead t something great, and great things can produce tragic results.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

So true... Thank you, Dale!

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