Indelible Ink

Child’s first of everything
Makes parent gaga and sing
Seasons come, stay and go
Leaving a lingering glow

First flush of green summer
Will color memories forever
Spring in the air heralds
Misty days that dazzled

Seaside trips and intricate sandcastles
Beaches making all spent time joyful
Fall has its own rhythm and rhyme
Brilliant colors please and shine

Winter covers all in coolest white
Swathing dark colors shiny bright
All seasons, all sights and sounds
Flora and fauna n all that abounds

Leave many images in our heads
In indelible ink they are etched
First victory at college, school
First win in sports and pool

First awareness of budding self
Shedding skin like a chrysalis
First flush of meeting a kindred spirit
First kiss and flush of first love visit

Still give goose bumps as they are all
Imaged in indelible ink holding in thrall
First heartbreak and first patch ups
First cigarette n first ‘drink hiccough

First long kiss and first thrill of mingling
Body and souls forever selves kindling
All are life various vignettes
Etched in memory’s tablets
Stored and hoarded in memory chests
All etched and preserved not as guests
They are permanent inhabitants
Patched and quilted bits n bytes
Memory chips permanently written
Indelibly making us forever smitten
memories sweet memories are etched indelible
to be visited fondly, enjoyed n relished at will
Line by line, moment by moment, special times are etched into our
memories in the permanent ink of everlasting love in our relationships
Gloria Gaither

Our hopes are but memories reversed…Source unknown
A cigar is as good as memories that you have when you smoked it.
Raul Julia,   Author Nationalities, Actor Quotes

A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
Andy Goldsworthy, British, Artist Quotes

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, English, Poet Quotes

Actors are good liars; writers are good liars with good memories.
Daniel K. Moran , Author Nationalities, Actress Quotes

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined –
to strengthen each other – to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
George Eliot, British, Author Quotes

Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.
Chief Seattle, 1786-1866, American Indian Chief of the Suquamish

I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up  and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a  rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there.
Michael Chabon, American, Author Quotes

We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive.   Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is  shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn’t diminish its value. Because we are left with memories
that we treasure for the rest of our lives – Unknown

It is said that God gave us memory so we could have roses in winter. But it is also true that  without memory we could not have self in any season. The more memories you have, the more  you have. That is why, as Swift said, ”No wise man ever wished to be younger.”
George F. Will, 1941-, American Political Columnist

 I cannot say good-bye to those whom I have grown to love, for the memories  we have made will last a lifetime and never know a good-bye

  The memories of my family outings are still a source of strength to me.
I remember we’d all pile into the car—I forget what kind it was—and drive  and drive. I’m not sure where we’d go, but I think there were some trees there.   The smell of something was strong in the air as we played whatever sport we played.   I remember a bigger, older guy we called ‘Dad.’ We’d eat some stuff, or not, and  then I think we went home. I guess some things never leave you.
Jack Handey

Creditors have better memories than debtors
Benjamin Franklin ,American, Politician Quotes

Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears will dry, the smiles will fade,  but the memories will last a lifetime!!
faye school,white american girl, who loves poetry.



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