It is Colleen’s turn again this week for hers and Ronovan’s Writer’s Quote on Wednesday Challenge. She has given us ‘memories’ as our prompt word. I have found the perfect quote to base my poem on this week:
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
– Dr Seuss
I remember going to my Nan’s house
When I was very small
Her and my aunty were so strict
I would hardly talk at all!
Yet she would bring us cups of cocoa
and lay on lots of food
But I was on my best behaviour
It wouldn’t do to be rude!
Walking around the harbour
Days spent on the beach
Those carefree days of childhood
That are so now far out of reach.
Long and nauseous coach rides,
Those made me feel so bad
But in the end were worth it
As I got to see my Dad!
Childhood friends and fun times
Muddy and soaking wet
Giggling with my girlfriends
Over a gorgeous boy I’d met!
My first job in the café
The worst waitress that ever was
Trying to avoid the groping hands
Of my rather randy boss!
Married for the first time-
Then the second, now number three
Giving birth to a daughter
Spending time with family
Finally passing my driving test
Life is full of moments
that have meant so much to me
And they are always with me
As my precious memories.