Memories revisited...


Memories revisited.....


two streets away they would proccess the fish,
gutted and skined and made ready for a dish.
very busy, very noisy and always that smell,
but now it falls silent and nowt we could tell.
I walk silent roads filled with memories and ghosts,
the smell is now gone and so has the hosts.
everything changes or so i am told,
but some things should stay as a thing to behold.
the people were hard but honest and fair,
small boxes for houses crammed in a small square.
a yard for a garden but we didnt dispair,
a ball and a wall is all we needed to be fair........

  • Author: P.H.Rose (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 1st, 2017 09:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: Appologies I have previously posted This poem... I'm afraid I'm having too many of These day too often... Hope all are well....
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  • WriteBeLight

    Love it PH. Very visual as well. Feel better my great poet friend!

    • P.H.Rose

      Thank you WBL...
      I have been diagnosed with
      A form of dementia...
      I cannot remember the actual
      Name of it but it began with P
      It is due to my mental health
      Problems, my depression.
      I have trouble remembering things
      Thank you for you

      • WriteBeLight

        Sorry you have such a challenge in your life, PH. Thanks to you for being you and for your honesty. I wish I could make it go away. 🙁 Keep writing dear friend.

      • Louis Gibbs

        The first home I remember as a child is gone now too. Thanks for sharing this fine nostalgic poem, P.H.

        • P.H.Rose

          It can be both sad and enjoyable
          Louis... thank you...

        • ajithraj

          Change is inevitable. Beautiful indeed!
          Isn't it interesting to perceive that everything (naturally) would change except that we try to hold on to things wanting them to stay. The cause for the pain!

          • P.H.Rose

            Totally agree...
            Thank you for your wonderful

          • malubotelho

            Beautiful. Made me remember my city in Brazil and its market place. I can relate to that smell. Thanks for sharing

            • P.H.Rose

              Thank you malu...
              Thinking back can
              Both make you happy
              And sad.... Hope yours
              Was the former...

              • malubotelho

                Yes, nice to remember. Made me want to eat some of the food from there.

              • FredPeyer

                PH you might have posted it previously, but I never read it before, so we are gooooood!
                Memories....the older we get the more we have and the more we have trouble finding them! I am so sorry to hear about your affliction and sincerely hope something can be done about it. Hopefully writing and using your brain will help. Wishing you all the BEST!

                • P.H.Rose

                  Thank you Fred.....

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Your words describe the scene of many a loss in lots of streets and friendly neighbour-hoods - - sad but true the changes are everywhere not for the better P.H. - we still have our memories though eh ?

                  • P.H.Rose

                    Thank you Fay...
                    We certainly do.

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Well I don't recall seeing it before but that doesn't matter - its a good write which got me thinking about the environment where I grew up - all changed now. Sad.

                    • P.H.Rose

                      Thank you Michael

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Yes times do change and not necessarily for the better. That wall was a hard taskmaster as the ball ALWAYS came back. Good write PH.

                      • P.H.Rose

                        Thank you so much GF60
                        I'm still writing that poem
                        That you reminded me
                        With your wonderful work...
                        Hope to post it soon..

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