Memories Keep: a Poem About Nostalgia

Memories keep

Like my grandfather’s jacket

Country music 

And movies with my father


Memories keep

Like a blade keeps its edge

The beaten blows

And the crucible flame


Memories keep

The bulwark against struggle

A past reminder

Of a present, future, vision hoped


Memories keep

No life in the dim past

But canvas’s breath

And animate what’s to come

James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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