(I wrote this, 21 Aug 2011, thinking how the treasures of my memories anchor me in the present, while at times impeding my Day's Journey. Living in the shadows of my past, haunting Dreams of Love, family, home, and passion, flee, leaving only their FOOTPRINTS ON MY HEART.)
*** FOOTPRINTS ON MY HEART ***
Thoughts adrift on Evening's Chill,
Senses teased by memories old.
Each breath increases awareness of environs,
Suggestive of a different path,
Echoes of Future's beckon.
Yet bonds of yesterday hold ransom,
Hampering fleeing memories.
Pains and fears awash the mind,
Whispers of the past surface,
Beneath the shifting sands of Time's Journey.
Abiding sadness permeates Day's Path,
Regrets a constant companion
[PHOTO SOURCE: Cousin L. J. Scott, edited]