Blanket of Memories

Life Flashes Before Your Eyes by NaomiiBoxPhotography
Life Flashes Before Your Eyes by NaomiiBoxPhotography

Blanket of Memories

Blanket my soul
in blessed memories
even the ones that hurt
I want to see them all
when death comes for me
and my life flashes
before my eyes
Proof
that I lived
an active participant
that love was always there
and if I never taught
at least I learned
To carry that knowledge
that love
those memories
wherever I go

Always

As I entered this life
delicately draped
with a clean slate
I hope I leave
lingering dreams
for memories

© LTM 11/03/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3

PB&J

pb and j by OcheerioO
pb and j by OcheerioO

PB&J

When I was very young
two simple things fun
indelibly came undone

Peanut Butter was okay
in one small dose a day
a few crackers on tray

Jelly was an awful sin
a slow poison under my skin
the only cure, more insulin

It seemed like forever
these two never together
between bread not much better

Things have changed in 30 years
healthy jellies allayed my tears
and better treatments appeared

It warms my heart, this little thing
a peanut butter and jelly fling
Skip the milk I never liked drinking

A childhood memory returned again
I can count on now and then
in its original blend

Yet ingrained in me this broken rhyme
That sugar was a deadly crime
I still panic the idea sometimes

© LTM 11/02/14

2014 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 2

 

* I DID write a poem for day #1 of PAD, but want to hold off posting it for just a bit. It will go up before the end of the month. 🙂