Old Memories…

old woman mirror

In her mind’s eye she’s young and she’s fair

Her days move along with nary a care

Nights she’s entwined with a handsome lover.

But she’s old and alone and has been forever

She sits and she cries, whose memories are in there?

 

~Diane D.

In response to Mind and Life Matters Limerick Poetry Challenge, Memories

Today would have been my parents’ 66th wedding anniversary.

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59 responses

  1. Oh Diane, this was moving, so very touching.

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    1. Thank you, Miri, I’m sure it hit close to home for you. Today would have been my mom and dad’s 66th wedding anniversary!

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      1. It did Diane. Wow, 66 years. Makes you wonder where all the years go, doesn’t it? And so many memories.

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      2. Yes, dad passed away in 2000 after their 50th anniversary, mom passed away a couple of years ago.

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      3. 50 years together, wow, that’s so beautiful. I only hope we get as many.

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      4. me, too! seems like forever, tho, doesn’t it! 🙂

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  2. Very ‘moving’, Diane! Many people can relate to this. Hugs! ❤

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    1. Thank you, E. Today was my mom and dad’s anniversary…

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      1. Splendid….How far have they come? 😉

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      2. Oh, sorry, should have said would have been their anniversary. Dad died in 2000 and mom a few years ago, but they made it to their 50th!

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      3. Good….Glad they passed the Magic 50!!!! 🙂

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  3. Definitely not what we envision while young…being old and lonely. Poor woman

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  4. Aw, this is sad. Hopefully, memories can be a comfort for those left behind.

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    1. Memories, pictures, stories…

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  5. The photo of looking in the mirror and seeing someone else hit very close to home for me. Thanks for a beautiful post.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are such cruel diseases…

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  6. This makes me sad but it’s beautiful

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      1. You’re welcome. Love to you and your mom

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  7. This is a beautifully written, heartfelt piece. Very touching indeed given the anniversary today marks for your family.

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    1. thank you, Kim. I really appreciate that!

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      1. You’re welcome 🙂

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  8. What a great write. You need to do more poetry. I think you have yet to discover your writing talent. You have only flashed the tip of the ice berg.

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    1. You are so sweet! Poetry usually makes me uncomfortable unless I have structure like a limerick to follow. Otherwise my poetry seems childish to me. But I will try. Thanks for being so supportive and encouraging ❤

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      1. You write well. Your short stories are good. You need to continue to explore your writing abilities and creativity. I will always be here to read.

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      2. I am enjoying it so much. Didn’t realize how much I needed to write…

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      3. Good. As I have said many times on my blog, women need to have their chance to explore their dreams and talents after all the sacrifices. Fly butterfly.

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      4. Aww, you are just a big sweetie xxoo

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  9. So sad but very sweet at the same time. I love it. This summer would have been my parents’ 50th anniversary… but Dad passed away in 2012. Mom… still here. This is lovely to celebrate your parents’ anniversary. ♥

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    1. My siblings and I always talk about days like this, I’m lucky to have a lot of family — sometimes lol

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      1. I feel the same way about having 3 sisters (even though one is a wackjob and doesn’t speak to us). But it’s nice to have them… sometimes. 🙂

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  10. So true and so beautifully written.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for saying that!

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  11. So very touching, it was like I could see myself in that mirror she held! Wow, Diane!

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    1. Oh, Rashmi, thank you for saying that! Smiling here

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  13. Sad and beautiful, all at once. You capture a lot of emotion here. Nicely done. 💘

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you liked it!

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  14. Very touching Diane and a lovely day for it!

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    1. Thanks, yes, the timing worked

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      1. Loved the picture with it!

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      2. It really complimented the writing!

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      3. Took me awhile to find it. I always get an idea in my head of what I want to write, then have to find the pix. I should find the picture first, it would be easier!

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  15. Very moving and probably very true for a lot of people.

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  16. this is lovely. sad, yet lovely.

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    1. Thank you! Too true for some

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  17. Beautiful poetry. Thanks for sharing,.

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    1. Thank you so much, Margo!

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