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.
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.