Saturday, August 4, 2012

Remember Me

© Teresa ~ Razzamadazzle

Remember me
As more than just a lonely stone
Covered in moss
In an neglected corner of a cemetery.

Remember me
Shooting hoops
On the playground,
The queen of the court
At age nine.

Remember me
Laughing in an August downpour,
Splashing through puddles
Hand in hand
With you.

Remember me
In that black slip of a dress
You loved so much
And afterward
When that dress
Laid crumpled
On the floor
Next to the bed.

Remember me
And my stubborn pride
And the time we wasted
On angry words and accusations.  

Remember me
As the one who got away
Or the bitch who broke your heart.

Remember me however you need to.

Please, just remember me…

~~~ Imaginary Garden with Real Toads posed a challenge to write a poem inspired by the photography of Teresa from Razzamadazzle.  Be sure to check out her wonderful work.  I’ve also linked this up with Poetry Jam this week, where the prompt was to pick a verb and make it the topic of our poem.


Teresa said...

This is a wonderful journey through a lifetime. I guess in the end we all just want to be remembered.

Hannah said...

Poignant images rendered with such skill, Mary! Great to ponder for sure...especially the angry words stanza.

Susan said...

Each stanza gave me a memory, so that by the time I got to the last line, the character was unforgettable: a young basketball queen, a Gene Kelly type in love and laughter, a sexual and prideful being, etc.

Tori said...

the accusations got me, in particular.

perfect poem for the picture.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the progression of ideas in this poem, from the innocence of youth to the experience of middle age: not always a happy journey.

Grace said...

How lovely Mary ~

I like how you captured the life's moments to be remembered ~

Mimi Foxmorton said...

The begging a beautiful way.........

I think now we will remember.......

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Mary said...

Mary, so true that none of us want to be forgotten, we all want to be remembered.....for something. (And hopefully something good!)

Mama Zen said...

This is perfect. Beautifully done!

Margaret said...

Now that is a back story! What got to me was her reference to "time wasted". A warning for us all, perhaps... Love that ending line, too.

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree so much with Margaret..."time wasted" is a reminder to all of us.
There was a real relationship here, with history, and it got away from both. Beautifully done, Mary.

Daydreamertoo said...

Oh, at first we think she is happy at being the one that got away but then, she is almost pleading for him to remember her...awww. Very poignant.

Susie Clevenger said...

I think you voiced so well in this what we all be remembered. Great piece!

Anonymous said...

oh, this makes my heart ache ~ with longing, with sadness, with regret...

beautifully written!!! Love it!

Brian Miller said...

ha great closure on this...made me smile...i hope that one day i am remembered for more of the good things you know...playing in puddles and all...smiles....

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A poem full of powerful images and well done!

Loredana Donovan said...

I like how you spinned the title of the photograph from forgotten to being remembered. It gives a positive effect to the poem, great imagery!

Sara McNulty said...

Haunting poem, but we all do want to be remembered, don't we?