Forgotten is the place we came from

Forgotten is the hard work that got us here

Forgotten is the child within us

Struggling to come out for fresh air


Forgotten are the memories, the moments

Forgotten are the tears we cried

Forgotten are the laughs, the smiles

Gone when the child in us died

Forgotten are the stories from a time long gone

It dawned on me

The sun, in its marvelous glory

Heralding the new day

Most people would react with joy

But not me

No, I had a different story

Yes I had something to say

Time is not a toy

My past

Is all but gone

Blurred as the ages pass

The present

Heeded by none

Ignored by people worrying about the past

The future is uncertain

Which makes one worry

And I’ll be sorry

When its all forgotten

Forgotten

I hate that word

I have come to hate it ever since

Well ever since I couldn’t remember

Remember the things I held dear

The stories of a childhood

The joys of a father

The worries of a mother

The friendship of a brother

The teasings of a sister

The adventures of a friend

I wish it would never end

Forgotten

The word describes the culture

The traditions, the nuture

Of my home

Lifes lost, stories untold

These were worth more than gold

Traditions abolished as time unfolds

Those beautiful recipes will never be told

Again, Forgotten

Forgotten

Forgotten is the place we came from

Forgotten is the hard work that got us here

Forgotten is the child within us

Struggling to come out for fresh air

Forgotten are the memories, the moments

Forgotten are the tears we cried

Forgotten are the laughs, the smiles

Gone when the child in us died

Forgotten are the stories from a time long gone

#a-poem-a-day

I am not who I say I am but who my writing says I am; my characters define me. Like puppets in a play, they tell you who pulls the strings. I'm not who I say I am; I'm who you think I am.

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