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Fading

Story ID:6022
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:2007
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Fading

As I waded in the shallows of my once deep water memory
And try to stop the flood of wishy washy thoughts.
I harken back in time to my tan skin, and barefoot youth
To search my mushy brain, but itís all for naught.

So as I ponder, in the early morning
Seems itís getting harder to recall a time or place
A picnic, a dance, or an event that happened years before
And especially some old friends name or to picture his or her face.

But Iíll let it be, because I know in my memory bank
All those memories are recorded forever there, silently waiting for me to recall
And with these early morning thoughts racing through my mind
And while my once fast moving brain is moving at a crawl.

Iíll just let the tide
Gently lap my feet
As I stand at the sea shore
Never to admit defeat.

But to look over thousands of photographs
See friends with a smile on their face
Now I remember all
Time nor tide cannot erase.

Monte Manka Oct. 15-2007