Written for Dversepoets and the prompt given by Stuart McPherson with the theme of ‘Growing Up’
97 years of memoriesfail to yield a single thought.Only the albums of historytell the tale of a manwho has seen it all. From wars that stoppedthe forces of evilto the rose colored blushof the woman he loved,colorful pictures exist. He doesn’t recallthe friends of his youth,but the picture of boyhoodin black & white huesreveals a simple happiness. the faces of his parentsare whispers in the darkenedeyes of his mind.They are long gone, buttheir effect on himshows in how he livedhis life. Strong and proudhe grew from boyto man under hisown terms.Life’s harsh realitybecame mere bumpsin the road tomaturity. 97 years.A lifetime ofmemories are gonefrom a man whoalways remaineda boy.