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Lost in the Memories   6 comments




Tonight, on the occasion of other events in my younger times, I sit alone with memories.  These memories are not described here in detail, only reflections of the inner feelings and emotions that they evoke.  Its an experiment of trying to put to the page, the progression of thoughts and emotions of the memories that were made

Somewhere, lost in the memories stays a certain part of me that will not move on.  It was part of me when I was most alive, larger than life, invincible, indestructible.  This time, these memories, this part of me haunts my dreams, invades my thoughts, pervades my very soul.  This is the heaviest burden I’ve ever borne, and the lightest, the happiest, yet the most mourned.  This part of me revels in the joyfullness of it, and writhes in the pain and incredible loss it includes.  Run from it, I would, if I could.  Lay down its burden, I would, if I could…, but in doing so there would still be that immeasurable, unfillable emptiness.  So, as I go on through the days, I carry it, willfully, with its joys and sorrows as, without it, I would be less than whole. 

I am in another place tonight, away from this world’s cares and woes.  It gives me refuge and peace, and reminds me of the importance of love.

I can’t stay here, for in this place I am always reminded by its resident angel…


The woods are lovely, dark and deep.  
But I have promises to keep,  
And miles to go before I sleep,  
And miles to go before I sleep.
  (Robert Frost)


This wish I have for any and all who read any of my writings:

Sunshine on your face each day

The wind at your back in a storm

Peace in your sleep and dreams

And love in your heart each morn.





In My Heart   12 comments



Never near but never far

Always close to where you are


I hold you in my heart


Never worry, never fear

I will be forever near


I hold you in my heart


Time on this earth may go

And we may know some pain

But this you must truly know

That we will meet again

I’ll take a part of you with me

You will know…, you will see

That through all eternity…


I hold you in my heart.


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Posted May 14, 2013 by PapaBear in Other Art, Poetry

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Memories   8 comments




From the weeping eyes of steel grey skies

Came to fall gentle morning rain

On the verdant ground where she now lies.

In final peace, no pain.

…….Sleep well my dear angel……..


(In memory of my grandmother.  After all this time I still miss her…, a lot. 
She was a great lady.)





Posted April 8, 2013 by PapaBear in Photo, Poetry

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Mystery   6 comments



It surrounds us all.  It’s colorless and odorless. 

It has no particular form…, not solid, not liquid, not a gas. 

It’s mostly invisible, except when it chooses to appear.

It’s warm…, and sensitive…, and comfortable..

It can be felt, but not with your hands.

It is a healer, beyond all medicine.

It’s power is beyond any concept humanity has for it.


In it’s absence we are cold…, and lonely, sad, and forelorn.

Without it the world is brutally cruel.

When it is misused there is hurt and pain.


Any guesses about the mystery substance ?




The answer is LOVE.

It is all around us, but can only be seen when we show each other

its warmth, caring, and sensitivity.  It has the power to heal…, our bodies,

our minds, and our hearts…, but only if we accept it and embrace it.





Gone   Leave a comment

All the time, then never,
Moments I will hold forever.
A loss, a gain,
A neverending pain.

These few lines evoke memories sweet
as any ever known.
From deep within the heart to greet
a love that was my own.

It passed before me once before
and lingered for a while
then slipped through an open door
and down a specteral aisle.



Posted August 15, 2012 by PapaBear in Poetry

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