that picture – a poem

“that picture”
a poem by Jeremy C Kester

Staring at the picture on the wall,
Surprising I see myself smiling,
What was I thinking at that moment?

I was only a young child,
Filled with hopes of future adventures.

Now is less than it was then.

Behind me I leave those days,
Only because I face forward.
Hell, if I could,
I would walk backwards into the future.
That way I will never age, but time will pass.

What was it like to be that child?
That child I was so short a time ago?

That picture,
It speaks to me.
And only my lips move.

Featured in Jeremy’s collection: Change of Seasons: Selected Poems.

For more poetry, consider purchasing a copy of Jeremy’s collection: Change of Seasons: Selected Poems. Click the link to get yourself a copy in either print or for Kindle. (Currently exclusive with Amazon, however that will change at some point in the future.)

Poem written by Jeremy C Kester
©2021 Jeremy C Kester – All Rights Reserved

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