What is it to remember?

What is it to remember?

A Poem by A poet's heart

What is it to remember,
A memory of splendour?
Is it a tale of a personal endeavour,
That can be replayed forever and ever?

For there are many occasions I can recall,
Such as the evening of my summer ball,
But is this a memory that nothing can kill,
Or is it merely a photograph of time stood still?

To remember is to live, too many forget,
For without a memory, what in life would we get?
And for just how long will your memories last,
And when will you no longer be able to remember your past?

What is it to remember,
A memory so tender?
Is it a tale you can share of a thrill,
Or is it merely a picture of time stood still?

© 2011 A poet's heart

Author's Note

A poet's heart
Title? I need to get better at naming these poems...

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Memories are something that everyone should cherish deeply. Memories help people live, and even if they are replaced or forgotten, they are not truly gone forever. They are a picture of time stood still, as you have said in this lovely poem. But photographs are materialistic, a memory is different. The third stanza/paragraph made me think of what a memory truly is, how it keeps people in place of what they do, and how we need memories, good or bad. The poem went through all the way smoothly, and the rhyming was terrific! This is a splendid poem.

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A poet's heart
A poet's heart

United Kingdom

Hey! I'm a university student in the UK and write poetry as a way to clear my head and figure out what I'm thinking. I think that most of my poem titles could do with a great deal of improvement! S.. more..