Thursday, August 18, 2011

"R" Is For Reminiscing - August 18, 2011 - Alphabe Thursday

I don't know what's the reason,
Perhaps it's change that's in the air,
But I'm feeling somewhat nostaligic,
And a sense of loss is everywhere.

Life as I've always known it,
Soon will meet a rousing end,
And I cling to certain memories,
Remembered joys, a special friend.

I sift through a thousand photos,
Holding close good times I had,
Somehow, it helps diminish thoughts,
Of any memories that were bad.

I am busy packing boxes,
Sorting out my cherished things,
Each coveted treasure that I wrap,
With it, a memory brings.

I hear the laughter of my boys,
Tumbling about in play,
That any glassware survived at all,
Is a mystery to this day!

Soon, I fly away to India,
Six months away from home,
I'm excited about this adventure,
Yet I'll be fearful, as I roam.

As one approaches seventy,
And one's body squeaks and groans,
It's harder to meet the challenges,
And face the new unknowns.

I shall manage as I've always done,
Since travel''s been good to me,
I've found the world a special place,
If you treat all with dignity.

When, once again, I find a home,
I'll have new memories to share,
I hope I can become more my old self,
And not give up in despair!

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c)August 18, 2011 by Carmen Henesy
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  1. lovely tribute to memory and life.

  2. Safe travel.~Ames

  3. Beautiful poem! I have been somewhat nostaligic the past few days myself, which led to my remembering post this week. . . maybe its something in the air? No, I imagine I just have more time to think now that I'm retired.

    I really enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Good work! Are you really going to India for six months?

  5. Happy travel. Do say hello to me when you see Malaysia from the airplane.

  6. Well, even though you have to change some lifestyle things, those mementos are bringing you some nice thoughts.

  7. Wonderful poem, Carmen. I think we all have similar thoughts as we age.

  8. I love your poem Carmen, to me a joyful reflection of what had passed and a strong conviction of facing what is to come with strength.

  9. Just happened across a comment of yours, and came to see its author! I like what I found, and will be back.♥

  10. Carmen, I love the title of this poem, since it a reflection of your thoughts and how you feel. I'm growing old so I know what you mean about "body squeaks and groans"..

  11. Lovely poem but hopefully you'll be with us for a long time yet, Carmen!

  12. That was a beautiful poem and I admire your pluck.

    I am a nostalgic person too but I think I am rooted in my own country now.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  13. that was up is the biggest won't make it...:)

  14. smooth sailings,

    70 years old, wow.
    admirable age.

  15. another great poem, Carmen!

  16. Bon Voyage! Sounds like it could be an amazing adventure.

  17. Carmen, I have no doubt that this will end up being a new, exciting and lovely chapter of your life.

    I think we all feel nervous when we are making big life changes...but you will continue to shine and thrive throughout this.

    I'm excited for you.

    Thanks for linking.


  18. Six months in India...Wow! I hope you have a wonderful experience!