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Long Ago

The pages of
       remember when,
       one time, and
       long ago
Now just a memory

The pages
       faded,
       cracked, and
       wrinkled
Now just a memory

Each one
A reminder of
       a treasure,
       unbearable pain,
       a touch from the grave
From all the way back.

Each one
A warning
       not to go there again
       to leave it behind
       to try harder
From all the way back.

Each one
A note of
       the highs and lows
       the ups and downs
       the paths taken
From all the way back.

Page by page
       a torture
       a sensual experience
       a scent
       a song
       a taste
       a wrong chord
       a world of experience
A letter sent to your future self.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

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Poem about the memories that haunt us late at night or that delight us in the sunshine.

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I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • LoveWitness
    LoveWitnessover 3 years ago
    love this!_Page by page/a scenta song*a tastea wrong chorda world of experience*

    A letter sent to your future self._

  • Thank you so much. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • James Watson
    James Watsonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful piece

  • Many, many thanks. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    I love the whole idea of this so very much. It is inspirational.
    xx

  • Thank you so much Anna. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago

    wonderful write love the last line aletter sent to your future self !Liz

  • :-) Thank you so much Liz. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • AnimiDawn
    AnimiDawnover 3 years ago

    Very Very Good! This is a wonderful picture in words! Love the art you placed with it! Beautiful art!

  • Thank you so much Dawn. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 3 years ago

    excellent…..A letter sent to your future self…..ties it all in beautifully…..we only need to open the letter and read it…..xoxo

  • Thank you so much Cos. Glad you enjoyed it :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Melodyone
    Melodyoneover 3 years ago

    Simply gorgeous work! The words of your poem and this beautiful, haunting image really move me.

  • Thank you so much Melody. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • sandra .
    sandra .over 3 years ago

    At my meditation group many years ago, ‘we’ wrote a letter to our future selves, it has yet to arrive ( I hope it doesn’t)…I wonder if it is not a lesson in expectation :)
    This is a thoughtful read Sybille
    sandra x

  • Thank you so much Sandra. I think it may be a lesson worth learning Not just to manage your expectations of yourself, but also to understand yourself and it shows you where you’ve been and where you still have to go :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2over 3 years ago

    I love your words especially page by page.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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