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My memory dipped backward
within blurred hallways
I heard the noise
of a forgotten

This place has lost it's luster
it is gray and distorted
I am color blind here

I revisit an age
of youth and beauty
for a mere moment
In time scrambled

For those of you
whom helped paint
the portraits
of our days to come

I bid you all
a finale farewell

Here I glanced the forbidden mirror
I have found you all
amongst a young girls angst

A tender time
A tragic time

People and places
lost and found
Resounding laughter
echoes of screams

Behind those sealed doors
your voices call out
my footfalls press forward

I stand strong and remorseful

I glance the wall of rejection
a forbidden state of mind

Familiar faces
and shadows of tragedy

The sands of time are frozen
and hang in thin air

I pause quietly
beside my shallow breath

What one endures
we are measured by our survival

I am brought to my knees

Sadness reveals another face
the depths of love and compassion
that I cannot suppress
inside this age of wisdom

For this simple life
that I walk today

I conclude with this
my visit is short and buried

I brushed against the past
where you all began
a chapter of frailty
closed and distant

Here in this moment
I am humbled
thick skinned
and I carry the scar
of lost innocence

Pain has followed
and behind this life
it too
shall remain

Written by,
Abby lynn

Sept 20  2016


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