Photograph

Photograph short poem

Photo by mdid

An aged photograph of a relative with her cherished daughter,
sitting by a calm, placid lake on a
sweet
sparkling
spring day.

Wonder, joy, and amusement filled
both of their unblemished, youthful faces –
A family beginning its nascent, hopeful journey
through the mysteries of eternity.

Time has passed since then.

Seasons have transformed –
Flowers have blossomed,
withered away.
Memories have washed
tender tears downstream.

Now,
both of their faces have changed.
Fresh, vibrant green leaves
have ripened and turned a poignant orange.
Verdure has become a visage.
The mother’s love for her daughter;
however, has remained the same.

Love endures the tumult of summer storms,
fall foliage,
and bitter frost.
Love is timeless.

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The Photograph

The Photograph elegy

Linked arms, looking into the future, my daughters, In jim-jams, bought from Sunday markets, Off the Thame Road, and your beautiful young faces. This picture of a world I no longer have, imbued With all the scattered sadnesses of time,