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A Photograph of You - a Response to Brenda Arledge Word Prompt

Juliet is a content writer who has a passion for writing poetry, she loves expressing her deepest thoughts through writing.

Remembering our Loved Ones Who are already in Heaven

I would like to dedicate this poem to all people whose loved ones are already in Heaven. I was a little emotional while writing this poem because this pandemic has been really a tough and challenging time. A few months ago, I heard the sad news from my hometown that saddened my heart.

The sad news was about the passing of my aunt who, unfortunately, died because of COVID-19. Sadly, she was buried right away without formal burial due to the caused of her death. I haven't seen my aunt for years, and it was so sad that I never got a chance to say goodbye to her, even for the last time.

Treasure Every Moment with Your Loved Ones

I also remember those people, who were so close to me, who unfortunately passed away already. Sadly, I also never got a chance to see them and say goodbye to them, even for the last time. I was not there and far away from my hometown. My heart breaks every time I remember those people.

In my heart, they just seemed alive, and I always recall their happy faces. It's just so sad because the last time I saw those people, they were still okay and full of life, and we had happy moments together. I really never expected that those moments become memories now. Every time I think about going home to my hometown, it really hurts me to think that I will never see those faces again.

Life is short, so always treasure those moments with your loved ones. Make each moment count. Always remind them how much you love them and how much they really mean to you.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words


"A Photograph of You"

When looking back all these years,

Your memories seem never to fade.

Those precious moments with you,

Seem to linger always on my mind.

I wish I could bring back the time,

When we were still with each other.

Just like those days, we used to be.

I remember those unending laughter.

But all I can do now is,

Looking at your photograph.

Reminiscing those memories,

That you have left behind.

Looking back on all those days,

When I could still see your smile.

Capturing every precious moment,

That is worth a thousand words.

All I have is a photograph of you,

That keeps reminding me of you.

Remembering those moments,

That turns into memories now.

I may not see your face again,

But I will remember your smile.

I will never hear your voice again,

But I will remember your laughs.

You may be gone from my sight,

But you are always in my heart.

I will always keep your memory,

With a photograph of you.

"Photograph" by Ariel Rivera

Sometimes You Will Never Know the Value of a Moment until it becomes a Memory.

- Dr. Seuss

© 2021 Juliet Acedera


Juliet Acedera (author) from Valenzuela City on October 09, 2021:

Hi Peggy thank you for dropping by on my hub, really hoping and praying that this COVID-19 will eventually gone for good. Take care and have a great day.

Juliet Acedera (author) from Valenzuela City on October 09, 2021:

Hi John thank you for your comment, I'm glad that you enjoyed my poem and you like the song too.

Juliet Acedera (author) from Valenzuela City on October 09, 2021:

Hi Brenda thank you so much for your uplifting words. Thank you for encouraging others, like me to write here more by creating this word prompt series. You are such an inspiration to others.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 08, 2021:

I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish those dear memories you have of your aunt. Covid-19 has robbed us of so many of our family members, friends, and neighbors. Take care!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 08, 2021:

Hello Juliet, it is wonderful to read your response to Brenda’s “photograph” word prompt. I am sorry to hear the dad news about your aunt and other loved ones. Covid-19 is devastating for us all. I enjoyed your poem and the song by Ariel Rivera is a good accompaniment.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 08, 2021:


Welcome to our word prompt series.

We are happy to have you join us.

Your heartfelt introduction touches my heart.

We are never ready for people we know to no longer walk this earth.

No matter if I am near or far away, it hurts me each time.

It doesn't seem to get easier.

I agree with this: Life is short, so always treasure those moments with your loved ones. 

Make each moment count.

Your poem, "A Photograph of You" shows us how we keep memories alive.

We may not see the person's face again, but those memories are alive and well in our hearts.

Pictures are worth a thousand words. They always stir up thoughts when we look at them.

Great write.

We can't play this video in The United States, so I cannot see it.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

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