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Friday, August 13, 2010

A Chance Encounter






And yet another new poem sparked by and old, new friend and the upcoming school year.



A chance encounter
stumbled upon among half-
forgotten names in a virtual
yearbook sent me spiraling
back into musty halls clogged
with the muffled echoes of teenage angst.

Snapshots appear then
disappear into a dormant scrapbook
where images blur and bleed into each other,
the Kaleidoscope collage from a long barren field.

Memories are like sandcastles
on shifting sand--
tiny grains of truth and half-
truths watered down with the waves
of eroded emotions.


Swells of first love
and small triumphs crash
against pangs of rejection
amid tugs of uncertainty. It’s
a roller coaster of
insecurity cloaked in brash spirit--
a wobbly ride over untested landscape.


I fumble my way
among the fossils,
like a blind woman
picking the bones of a distant land,
detached, yet not…
immune to lingering echoes.




~~~8/12/10



5 comments:

Marion said...

Oh, Pammie, this takes my breath away! I especially love your final verse---a masterpiece. You are an amazing poet.

It resonated in my heart and soul, all the way down to my toes. Thank you for sharing this. Love & Blessings!

quid said...

I have had to forcibly restrain myself from getting out my oldest photo album and recreating your events.

Maybe tomorrow.

Still a beautiful touch on words, Pam. It's wonderful to see them flow again.

quid

Kelly said...

I agree with Marion....I really like that last verse!!

quid said...

What fun Pam! I loved all the old photos in this post and the prior. Now I guess I'm gonna have to get some out and scan them. Sigh. Just can't wait!

quid

raven said...

Pam,

A beautiful poem with such evocative
images! I agree with Marion and Kelly
about the last stanza. as well as that I appreciated the pictures which you have chosen to accompany your poem.

Raven