Memories are like talisman:
Magician who helps you visit and revisit
The cherished moments of your life
Carried away on its fast-moving chariot,
As dried leaves are by Zephyr.
The only way to relive
The times that have disappeared
Into the irrevocable past
From your closely-guarded emotional coffer.
Like a window they present:
The fun-filled school-days
The irreversible youthful look of your dear one
The irretrievable presence of your deceased kin
Melt the distance between your longed- for love.
Memories surpass the latest technology
They are no freeze frames of pauseless time
Captured on the lenses eye or video
But mobile reliving of the worst and best moments
That flow relentlessly, uninhibited and unrestrained,
Unwittingly, at any time of the day or night.

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About sangeeta sharma

Dr Sangeeta Sharma is head of the department of English at Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Kalyan, affiliated to the University of Mumbai, India. She is widely published as a critic and poet. Besides that, she is a regular freelance for Mumbai-based national newspapers. Recently, she published a book In the Shadows: Women in Arthur Miller's Plays and co-edited Delightful Dickens: Some tributes with Sunil Sharma published by YKing Books, Jaipur. Many of her literary and critical articles have been anthologized. Currently, she is engaged in a UGC-sponsored Minor Research Project on the Structural, phonological, orthographical, grammatical and lexical differences in British and American English. Under Faculty Exchange Programme, she visited the University Department of English, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, USA, in March-April 2012.

1 thought on “Memories

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Memories ” aspires to deal with a condition all too familiar to most of us, human memory and a person’s longing for a vanished past. The poem in general attains its narrative goal but not without a little stutter and untidiness in composition. If ” Memories ” were a ball bowled at cricket,then clearly the bowler would need to do additional work on their technique and delivery. [ Editorial ]…How the first line ought to read , ” memories are like talismen ” ,or , “memories are like a talisman.” a further look at the occasional line,and it is a matter of personal response, might be beneficial ” they are no freeze frames of pauseless time ” struck this reader as overly laboured.

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