Our Mental Photo


No film can show as clearly now... Some scenes we left be-
hind... As those enduring memories... Are mirrored in our
mind... As we can picture certain things... That took our
breath away... And that are just as real as if... They hap-
pened yesterday... We need not even close our eyes... To
re-create that past... Because our heartfelt memories...
Are pictures that will last... We see a new-born baby or...
An empty bed at night... We join the laughter of a crowd
... Or we are filled with fright... No camera can reproduce
... The action that we knew... And match our mental
image of... The photo that is true.


James J. Metcalfe


 

 

 

From the book Poem Portraits of Inspiration, page 84
by James J. Metcalfe

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