Memory of the Eons

Memory of the Eons

A Chapter by Debbie Barry
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Written in 12th grade, a poem about racial memory.

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Memory of the Eons

 


July 8, 1986


Lonely child of the Fates,
Travelling life's weary road,
Apart from man's atrocities,
Yet bearing Wisdom's load.


The world I see through child-eyes,
Grief-tinged ere I be grown;
The innocence of infancy
No adult man doth own.


I travel through the void of thought,
Memory-lit since race emerged;
The mind deific of mankind
For all time never purged.


Parent-child of the Gods
Since sunlight first made day
Hath held the secret of the past
In racial minds to stay.


When future cometh with the dawn,
And history fills the night,
Then shall man's memory grow once more
As is his racial right.


For Jean Auel and all of Earth's Children with thanks for giving us their future for our present.




© 2017 Debbie Barry



Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 17. Initial reactions appreciated.

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"Parent-child of the Gods
Since sunlight first made day
Hath held the secret of the past
In racial minds to stay."

This are strong words created by a 17 year old. It holds the feel which is good for recitation. "In racial minds to stay.." made me think of racism. Am i on the right path?

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Debbie Barry

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Thank you, kind lady. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the poem.

No, I was thinkin.. read more
Mirror

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It is okay, Debbie. It is a brilliant write. Well done.
Debbie Barry

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Mirror. I appreciate that. I think it's one of my better ones.



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"Parent-child of the Gods
Since sunlight first made day
Hath held the secret of the past
In racial minds to stay."

This are strong words created by a 17 year old. It holds the feel which is good for recitation. "In racial minds to stay.." made me think of racism. Am i on the right path?

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, kind lady. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the poem.

No, I was thinkin.. read more
Mirror

2 Weeks Ago

It is okay, Debbie. It is a brilliant write. Well done.
Debbie Barry

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Mirror. I appreciate that. I think it's one of my better ones.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI



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I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..

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