the memories have little substance
they flit and fly, pollen on the wind,
like the quick passing of a joyful birth,
the school years, the sweet trysts ~
a waving bridal veil . . .
. . . the way your love drained you of your dreams
just to fill yourself with him
. . . . . the epitaph of tears
only when yesterday becomes a story,
once upon a time, do memories
become memorial, a mourning brooch
forever warm upon your breast
© 2015, poem and illustration, Jamie Dedes
We continue with the current recommended read: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder. Left, right or center – American or not – it’s a must read.
LESSON NINETEEN: Be a Patriot “Set a good example of what America means for the generations to come. They will need it.” Prof. Snyder, On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century