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Silence Stretched

On looking through old photos

By Barb DukemanPublished 3 years ago 1 min read

The silence stretched across the distant years

Such echoes deep into the chaliced heart

The brilliant chasm deep with painful fears

As each one, sacred, disappeared apart

Connected in dimensions colored bright

Each photo captures the detailed drop

Of faces, places, times that filled with light

The moments sparked before their lives were stopped

Reflections filed in delicate contrast

The memories of a lifetime now complete

Kaleidoscope of pictures sharp and fast

Emotions falling, happiness replete

As she looks on, the silence starts to grow

Erasing distant lives she yearned to know


About the Creator

Barb Dukeman

After 32 years of teaching high school English, I've started writing again and loving every minute of it. I enjoy bringing ideas to life and the concept of leaving behind a legacy.

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