The Last Remnants Of Us


I have a special photograph

One of you smiling

It’s one of the few things

I have left that still

Connects me to you

You took so much of us

When you left

You slammed the door

On all our dreams and promises

But you forgot one crucial thing

I still hold you in my heart

And that is one way

You will always be mine


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – photograph

(Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels)


A moment of time
Captured forever
A bird never again to take flight
A flower forever in bloom
A smile never to leave your face
A sunset that never turns dark
Just a frozen piece of history
Developed into a work of art
And it all began with a simple shutter’s click

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – develop

The Photograph

The old photograph was faded and torn

And she held it like it was as fragile as glass

There was a tear in her eyes and sadness in her heart

She drew a heavy sigh and whispered his name

He had been taken from her far too early in life

And all she could do was dream of what could have been

At this time of the year she really missed him

Remembering his laugh and the way he would tell a story

Never would he make her laugh again

Never would he walk her down the aisle at her wedding

Never would he be the man who hung the moon in her childhood ever again

She gently placed the photograph on the table and whispered,

“Happy birthday Dad.”