Dead Memories

Memories die in
Abandoned photo albums
Pressed flowers
Amid phone books
Rusty playgrounds
Voices from the past


Poem submitted for A Cup of Nostalgia

14 thoughts on “Dead Memories

  1. It’s not so much the melancholia that gets to me here as the eclectic randomness of the itemized visions, where the reader knows each line represents an untold story in itself. A lovely piece Sonya – deep yet delicate.


  2. This is so sad… sometimes, we even try so hard to hold on to memories and yet time, the eternal friend and enemy of memories, causes them to fade such that even a photograph seems to tell a different story now than it did when it meant something…


  3. Dear Sonya,

    Thank you for this poem. For me, this leads back to memories which have not died. May no one abandon anyone.

    All good wishes,



    1. I was going through old albums with my little one. She loves them and also reads through all my old letters I had written from boarding school. To be honest, if it was not for her nagging me, I would never look at them. But it was fun. I wish we had an album of our personalities over time.


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