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Snapshots Of My Life

By Paul DouglasPublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 1 min read
Photo by Boston Public Library on Unsplash

My memories

Are sepia-toned

Immortalized in my minds Kodachrome

Preciously stored within my minds closed vault

And I have the only key.


That summer we climbed into my dad’s new car

My sisters, my mum and I

And sang as we drove down that black ribbon of road

Marvelling at dad’s new buy.


Summer holidays

Dancing in the rain

Splashing through rain-filled puddles

Down our country lane.


My first kiss

My wedding day

Seeing my first child born

I have those pictures locked away.


Whenever I’m feeling down or lonely

I open up my vault

And the memories of a life well-lived

Come tumbling out.


Now my mind’s eye doesn’t discriminate

It also records the bad

Sad tinged memories

Of the worst times I’ve had.


Against my better judgment

Not considering the emotional cost

Sometimes I open that darker album

And weep for what I’ve lost.


My memories are sepia-toned

Stored in the vault in my mind

Pictures of my life both good and bad,

They have shaped this man.


About the Creator

Paul Douglas

I have always loved to write, especially poems and short stories. I also have an abiding love for technology and gaming. I love to share my outlook with others.

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