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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Carrying Memories Into the New Year

With the church bell’s ringing
the New Year enters
echoing the days of yesteryear.

Memories of happiness
the smiles of our children,
the sunlight within each face.

Who will remember these dear ones
far from our yearning arms?
Who remembers all they were,
the way she danced, the hat he wore?
With the old year gone
will they no longer be known?

We will remember them, each one.
We will hold them in our hearts
as we carry memories into this New Year.

We will allow the memories
to make us laugh, to make us sing.
Their lives will fill the air
as the church bells ring.

~ Alice J. Wisler

4 comments:

Susan said...

So, so beautiful ... once again. I remember that sweet boy. I can see his smile and hear his giggle. Thanks for reminding me of this part of MY life. I'm so glad you and Daniel were part of it.
Tusan

Alice J. Wisler said...

Thanks, Susan. I am so glad you always remember a little boy who loved to giggle with you!

Onemargaret said...

Very, very nice! Hope you and yours have the best of memories now and forever more. God bless you and yours!!!

Alice J. Wisler said...

Thanks, for the good wishes.