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I Don't Need a Photograph to Remember

by Thomas K. Hunt

I don't need a photograph to remember
When the silver moon lit the night
The cool of autumn in November
When I held you in my arms so tight
Looking back I see young lovers
Touching what seemed to be real
Finding what young lovers discover
Collecting scars that never heal
Hidden deep within my being
Buried underneath my soul
Is a love that is all feeling
That has fallen in the deepest hole
Though you've gone you're with me still
A part of me that won't let go
No one knows and they can't see
How much I still love you so
I don't need a photograph to remember
You've been framed within my mind
It's you beside me that I prefer
Not some picture from another time

09/22/1979

Posted on 03/29/2003
Copyright © 2020 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/29/03 at 03:21 PM

Well written reminder that we're often left only with haunting photographs of happier times when that someone special was by our side.

Posted by Alex Smyth on 05/09/03 at 10:45 PM

Yes, the memory is so much more than the image. Like a movie can never compare to the book. Makes me want to curl up and just drift off in thoughts...

Posted by Mo Couts on 06/30/11 at 01:25 AM

Oh wow...what a beautifully written poem! Yes, so true that we don't need pictures to remember! The heart does capture the best photographs, anyway.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 11/29/13 at 11:39 AM

congratulations on your POTD which is nothing less than artful and sad and beautiful and spokesman for all of us brokenhearted folk who need not a photograph to remember how much we loved and do.

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