Treasure Island

Godfrey Morris

(August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

A Memory Lives


These memories wander in my head

These tears of mine still lingers

Holding on to times once dear

A cloud looms high in this sky

Distasteful remedies make me cry

Unwanted discomforts hide my tries

Butterflies of sighs creeps heavily

To the stomach of unwanted good-byes

A dream, a fainted hope never to be seen again

Gone forever, rested in a sleep

Never to rise yet again

How do you say good-bye to the light of yesterday?

A light that shined so brightly

That once hid the vile of wretched earth.

These tears taint the very soil

For I have indeed lost treasure

yet cannot be retained

To the least memories still live, it speaks, it haunts

Though bones forever be constrained

Within the dust of the naked earth

Shall not those memories be permitted to live?

In someone's eyes

In someone's ears

Or even in a whisper

The words of the tongue passé as wild winds

But its truths of virtue remain eternal

For virtue is the only sword I will carry

Thus till the end will the memory live.


Copyright © 2012

Submitted: Wednesday, June 06, 2012

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  • Faith Fimano (7/9/2012 4:37:00 PM)

    You use your words wisely and each word goes in a steady pace, exactly were its needed.The name of your title was exactly what it needed to be.It caught my eye.And seemingly many others have agreed with me this is a great write. (Report) Reply

  • Virginia Pecho Gely (7/5/2012 12:54:00 AM)

    Lovely and powerful. I saw the pains and the nostalgy of a lost love; but never forgotten. Merci d'avoir partagé votre genie et votre peine. (Report) Reply

  • Nontobeko Dlamini (6/24/2012 3:33:00 AM)

    Emotional coherency incoporated making it flow beautifuly. So vivid and sincere. Thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Kaila George (6/20/2012 6:33:00 PM)

    This is beautiful just beautiful...made me want to laugh and cry all at once, now thats how a poet should write...thanks for your wonderful write, and I hope to see more of your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Lydia Thacker (6/20/2012 5:53:00 AM)

    You've incorporated some incredibly beautiful phrases here. The words ring true, and are quite vivid. I would love to hear you, as the author, read it aloud. Blessings and much luck on your poetic journey; you've quite the beginning already, from the work I've seen by you on here. (Report) Reply

  • Farah Ilyas (6/18/2012 12:08:00 PM)

    really liked this, thank you for messaging me, I really enjoyed this and I hope you continues to write! ....memories always chase us like dreadful ghost...well done (Report) Reply

  • Darkangel Flyfree (6/17/2012 5:46:00 PM)

    Wow i really like this one! ! ! All the memories, all the tears just lingers within, not going away. A beautiful write! ! ! (Report) Reply

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