Poem: Forgotten Moments

Updated on November 19, 2019
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I am a writer. I love to write. I feel words have a way of connecting people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"How Memories Form and How We Lose Them" by Catharine Young

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Looking back through pictures,
my baffled mind cannot recall
the faces, nor the words inscribed,
only fragments of a hidden puzzle
I lost long ago.

Memories I thought would last,
friendships I trusted for life
now lost in time,
leaving behind only a sketchy clue
of what those days were like.

I wish an image
would flash back from the past
deciphering these keepsakes,
easing my bewildered consciousness.

"Remember Song" by Tom Rush

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        11 days ago from Washington Court House

        Luis,

        Thank you for your heartfelt kind words.

        Your kindness is so sweet.

        Thanks for reading my work.

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        Luis G Asuncion 

        13 days ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        Just like I usually telling to everyone about Brenda, it is my greatest inspiration to repeat all of her poems to read. I admired a lot her creativity in using poetic words that touches my heart.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        13 days ago from Washington Court House

        Luis,

        Thank you for your kind words. It delights me to know you would like to repeat it for inspiration.

        Thank you.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        13 days ago from Washington Court House

        Kari,

        Thank you for your comments. It is heartbreaking.

        Thanks for reading.

      • Luis G Asuncion profile image

        Luis G Asuncion 

        2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        I agree with you Kari. This is a lovely and hearbreaking poem and surely I will love to repeat it be inspired. Thanks to Brenda.

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        Kari Poulsen 

        2 weeks ago from Ohio

        This is a lovely and heartbreaking poem.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Luis,

        You are so welcome.

        Thanks.

      • Luis G Asuncion profile image

        Luis G Asuncion 

        2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        I will look into that Brenda...thanks for the response.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Ms. Dora,

        So sorry to hear about your mother. It is so difficult to watch those suffering with alzheimer's...as well as the people close to them whose heart breaks.

        Thank you for reading.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

        This poem brought back memories of my mother who was an Alzheimer's victim. I think you described her feelings. Sometimes she forgot that my son had a son; her only great grandson and we would have to remind her who he was. Forgotten moments, alright!

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Luis,

        Please do get them translated. I would enjoy reading your work.

        I am sure there is an app that could help you.

        Goodluck.

        Thank you for reading.

      • Luis G Asuncion profile image

        Luis G Asuncion 

        2 weeks ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        Thanks for sharing. I love reading poems. I love writing poem also, however, I wrote it in my own language in which I cannot publish it here. If I have chance to translate it to English, I will do so.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Lorna,

        Thank you. I appreciate your heartfelt words.

        It is so sad when one's memories of family members start to vanish.

        Thanks for reading.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Tiyasha,

        Thank you so much for your kind words.

        I am glad you loved it.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Juliet,

        Thank you.

        Yes, sometimes it would be nice to go back.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        2 weeks ago

        Such a poignant poem Brenda which made me think of how people with dementia must feel. My Dad had dementia and found it impossible to remember his own family in our collection of photos.

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        Tiyasha Maitra 

        2 weeks ago from New Delhi

        Oh this is lovely, simply loved it. Such a beautiful expression of nostalgia. Good one Brenda.

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        Juliet Acedera 

        2 weeks ago from Valenzuela City

        I sometimes wish I could go back those old days, I really missed those moments in my life before. Beautiful poem Brenda.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR

        BRENDA ARLEDGE 

        2 weeks ago from Washington Court House

        Sara,

        Thank you so much! I appreciate your heartfelt words.

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        SARA 

        2 weeks ago from Islamabad

        Wow. What a beautiful poem this is. Thanks for sharing

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