I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~Week 33 (photograph) - "Photograph"; "Sunday Dinners"; & "Mobile Pictures" is my last minute write on photograph.
I had something else in mind and I might still do that one in the future, but I was running behind schedule, so I jotted down these lines..
"Ringo Starr ~ Photograph"
Photograph ~ Acrostic Poem
Points in time
Holding cherished memories
Only meant for our eyes
Of the past
Grabbing our hearts attention
Reliving those days
At a time when we need to smile
Placing magic in our eyes
Hugging us from beyond.
She remembers a smoke-filled kitchen
when the adults played penny ante,
after the dishes were washed and dried
on Sunday afternoons at Grandma’s.
The adults eating at the table
while the children took their plates
to a tablecloth on the floor,
inside Granny’s tiny home.
Moments when we all came together
enjoying life as we knew it.
The days are gone
when tradition was followed,
but the pictures remain
and float back to our hearts
on those sad times when one departs.
Those cameras on our mobile phones,
a handy tool indeed,
lets us flip through a fountain of memories
with just a touch.
A photograph speaking a thousand words
touching our hearts,
making a tear or two drop with just a glance.
On those nights apart from family
a photo brings a bit of warmth and happiness
tugging on a heart that longs for familiarity
sharing a snapshot
as quick as a flash.
Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still.
— Dorothy Lange
"Nickleback ~ Photograph"
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