once upon a memory
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kayurquhartI'm a newly-adult ace :)
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A mournful ode to simpler days and happier times

once upon a memory

by kateurquhart

once upon a memory

the world was perfect

the days seemed eternal, and it was always play-time, and happiness lasted forever

once upon a memory

there was a rainbow behind each cloud

and storms were fleeting

once upon a memory

everyone loved me

and I loved myself

I didn't hate the way I looked, or the way I talked, or who I was

once upon a memory

I wasn't afraid

I wasn't ashamed

once upon a memory

everything made sense

and dreams were possible

and the sky was the limit

once upon a memory

I could do anything and everything

but that was a lifetime ago

back when the world was perfect

once upon a memory

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kayurquhartBronze CommaI'm a newly-adult ace :)
10 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil You make a good point – it's so easy to forget how privileged we are today! People often forget this when they talk about the 'good old days.' I certainly did! I couldn't even imagine what it would be like to live without what is now seen as the basic comforts of living!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
10 months agoReply
@kateurquhart I remember some good times. Feeding the orphaned lambs before going to school, riding Mabel to turn off the irrigation before dark. I also remember no air conditioning, a telephone with static and a party line, no refrigerator only a dripping ice box. I remember getting our first television with a ten inch round green screen. No yester years for me!

kayurquhartBronze CommaI'm a newly-adult ace :)
10 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thanks for the word advice – I think you are right, wistful would have been a better choice. I suspect it would have been a happier reflection, but as I am in the middle of my final school exams, my outlook on current life is somewhat critical at the moment. I think that yes, times were simpler back then (especially as I was only a young child), but life now has merits, and is also full of wonderful moments.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
10 months agoReply
Loved it. I wouldn't use the word mournful maybe wistful. I loved it. You touched a melancholic nerve in all of us that stays perpetually raw. The words were misty blue. You kept things out of the self-pitying maudlin state. I love looking back to the "good old days." I think your verses sent us lazily across the pond of our life. Great job!!!