Treasure Island

Martina Moriarty

(15/04/1964 / Kerry)

My first memory


I was twenty four months, and twenty days old
I know this to be fact!
I have my incarceration papers to prove it.

This house was not a home no mercy there.

The polished wooden Hallway looked like a Glories sunny train, waiting on the platform of Hope.
I saw my dancing Silhouette for the first time do exactly as I did..
I joyfully skipped down the run-way of wonder
I held the hand of my Blood Sister who knew the place well!
I was happy right then-

Until we reached the end
I knew right then
the feeling of fear!

I turned to see the sunshine passage
as the air turned sour, I felt sick
I saw the shaped shadow of me escape without warning,
my heart cried out...as I watched it run away.

Submitted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (My first memory by Martina Moriarty )

Enter the verification code :

  • Heather Wilkins (9/2/2013 11:38:00 AM)

    a house was not a home no mercy there. a house is never a home home is where the heart is. good write (Report) Reply

  • Martina Moriarty Mc Carthy (8/29/2013 1:53:00 PM)

    Hi Bradley...at the end...the house showed the blackness of a bright day...and the mood changed so quickly it scared a child half to death in the blink of a mindful moment.
    Thank you for stopping by you are very kind.

    Martina xxx (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Lost in you, David Lessard
  2. Cold hearts, Over The Moon
  3. All I want is a friendship, Alice Cordy
  4. Many Mistakes, Michael McParland
  5. Happy 18th Birthday, Alice Cordy
  6. Above the Storm, Alice Cordy
  7. a rainy day@ kidapawan, RIC S. BASTASA
  8. Provocation, Over The Moon
  9. Be patient, hasmukh amathalal
  10. memory lane@tabon, RIC S. BASTASA

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. "Hope" is the thing with feathers, Emily Dickinson

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]