Precedent of Time

Updated on April 10, 2018
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Molly writes under the pen name M. Allman. If you would like to read more of her work, you can find her books on Amazon Kindle.

Hours, days, years
Pass nimbly by
Erasing yesterdays

Pitter-patters become footsteps
That run away.
To begin a new life

The past rusts, parts are lost or missing
We struggle to buff and repair
To keep the pieces together

Dust collects on holidays, birthdays, and vacations
confined to boxes, scrapbooks, and attics,

Yellow with passing years

Canonized memories
hang in wooden frames.
Staring, haunting, ghostly images of the past

© 2018 Molly Smith


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    • Mark Tulin profile image

      Mark Tulin 11 days ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Love the gentle easy style of this poem. Pleasing to the ear.

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      Molly Smith 13 days ago from Indiana

      Thank you all for your kind comments. :)

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      Lori Colbo 13 days ago from Pacific Northwest

      I really liked this. You did well with word imagary. I feel and see antiquity.

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      Finn Liam Cooper 13 days ago from Los Angeles

      actually a bit eerie...age just moves you into the future

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      Larry W Fish 2 weeks ago from Raleigh

      A great poem, Molly. I enjoyed it so much.