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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Looking Back and a poem of reflection

Aunt Susie and mom
Mom and Tony
Me, Tony, and Becky
Tony, Tammi Whitt, Becky, and Misty Whitt
Me, Aunt Susie, Becky, and Tony
Aunt Susie and Mom @ Monahans Sandhills
Joshua and Uncle Tony Segovia

Where does the time go?
We didn't even get to enjoy today,
moments and seconds swept away so quickly.

These pictures are evidence that time
must have, at one moment, paused to capture us.
Living life without worries, in those moments of a shutters' wink.

Here images are ageless and joyful.
Our skin, soft and tender.
No intrusions, as of yet...aging.

I find myself smiling though,
happy to know I have a place I can escape to,
a place I can visit and remember what it means to be carefree.


Jayne said...

lovely - good to see you blogging again too! :)

Marja said...

What a gorgeous pictures You look so beautiful on that last picture. I like your little poem. Yes it is a nice time to reflect too and it is scary how fast time goes

keiths ramblings said...

What a delightful idea, and your poem said it all! Lovely.

KB said...

I love to look at old photos. Thanks for sharing hun.

Kavita said...

This was so so sooooo sweet, Melissa.. my eyes welled with tears.. the emotions in your poem are just too beautifully expressed, my dear...
Oh yes, I escape to this place many a time.. it's lovely indeed! :)

Marian said...

very nice. those photos are so precious.

Anonymous said...

Nice reflections, Melissa, and sweet pictures to bring back those memories.


Jingle Poetry said...

lovely images,
elegant poetry,
welcome to JP..

have fun!

Anonymous said...

Snapping my finger! Yep it seems to go that quick! Nice poem and pictures.

Kodjo Deynoo said...

This was heart felt, a moving piece, nice work here

Kellie said...

as i am getting older and everything is changing and people i love have passed, this subject has been heavy on my heart. time and how quickly it passes. i cried when i read this and saw your pictures. so touching. i truly enjoy your work and will have to visit more often. this will stay with me a long time. thank you for penning such beautiful poetry and sharing your photos.
Happy Potluck!

Anonymous said...

nostalgic and well put.. here's mine: http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/head/

Helena Malheur said...

wonderfully nostalgic! Love these lines...
"These pictures are evidence that time
must have, at one moment, paused to capture us."

well said!

TALON said...

The photos are beautiful as are the words...

Yes, we have those memories to draw on and it's a beautiful thing.

My potluck: so maybe

Anonymous said...

Fantastic presentation though now I fear I may have horrid flashbacks of the clothes I used to wear! The words really accented the pictures, great write.

JamieDedes said...

This is a lovely poem, one with which we can all relate. Thank you sharing wonderful family photos. What a little doll you were! Nice...

Happy potluck.

Anonymous said...

What a joyful piece...memories



Shashi said...

I liked it. Great thoughts and beautiful pictures...

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Jingle said...

Thanks a ton for linking up with potluck poetry.
well done.

Award/Treats 4 Poetic Friends of Jingle, Happy Thursday!

hope to see you on week 14.