‘Inspired’ by an old man I spotted sitting on a bench at the corner of George and St John’s Street, soaking up an unexpected blast of sunshine whilst muttering to himself.
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The old man sits
in the rain.
He bows his head,
and wraps his hands
and begins to sway.
He sings a song
and mouths the words
from a sombre lyric
that only he
The tears – tiny rivulets
of liquid; crystal clear
flow down his face,
and down his beard
as he rocks
to the rhythm
of his sombre song.
that he remembers
and that the tears
are tears of memory,
of many yesterdays,
of loss, of pain,
and of nostalgia.
that when his tears
cease to fall,
and the rivers on his face
he will arise in peace
until the season
11 thoughts on “Season of re-memory”
sigh…amazing…some people can write sha without even trying!!!
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There’s just something human and nostalgic about the aged. Reminds me of the length of our days…….
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Wow. The way the words flow.. amazing.
The photograph is so beautiful, in a very sad way.
Yup.. wish I could take photos like this one…
This is powerful…every word flows beautifully.
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"The tears – tiny rivulets of liquid; crystal clear flow down his face" this made me cry. beautiful
Re-memory is a tough thing to deal with. It will come to you in the moment least expected…and then, shatters your peace. this is very true. I LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!