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Shards of Yesterday
by Sherry Gail Heim

Monday, August 24, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For someone who has such a positive outlook on life, I have to wonder where this poem came from.~sgh


 

 
Shards of Yesterday
 
 
 
 
Cupping her hand
She brushed the shattered bits
Of yesterday’s dreams
Into her apron
 
Who was that woman
She had just seen
In the steamy mirror
Surely it could not be she
 
It is a long time back
To the carnival days
Of cotton candy and snow cones
Neon signs and flashing lights
 
Hearts were won with kewpie dolls
And Teddy Bears
Kisses stolen
High atop the Ferris wheel
 
When did the music cease
And the bright lights fade?
The Barker has long gone silent
Leaving her feeling heart-worn, wrinkled and old

 

Sherry Gail Heim
August 24, 2009

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Paul Judges 11/9/2009
Delightful, Sherry
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 9/9/2009
***** p e r f e c t *****
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 8/31/2009
I really try not to think of the wrinkles, the sagging .... and the slower walk .... but age they tell me is a state of mind. Everybody says our best days are ahead of us, and yet, I wish I still had the days with my Grandma Dolly, because in my life those WERE my best days. A very thought provoking poem sis, thank you so much for sharing.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/30/2009
I know what you mean Sherry
with this fantastic write
I often ask the same questions
early in my morning, when I pass by
the God Fearing mirror......
How and when Did I ever get so old
Love & peace be with you

William
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/28/2009
YESTERDAY IS GONE AND....WHEN DID IT HAPPEN? THIS IS A GREAT WRITE OF THE ONE NOT REALIZING THAT THEIR BEST DAYS...COULD BE YET AHEAD. SAD. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/26/2009
Too unpleasant a thought to be looked back. Well done Sherry.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/25/2009
Sherry, sometimes it just is what it is,and we do best to go with the flow. It made a great poem,so that's the positive outcome!;-)
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/25/2009
Sad remembrance. Bittersweet.

Ron
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/25/2009
this enlists cries of "me, too!", Sherry! Sometimes, for those of us who are upbeat and seldom ever stop to consider our mortality, that unexpected glimpse in the bathroom mirror can come as a complete bolt out of the blue, even though we "see" ourselves there every day. I love how you set this up, with that image of the workaday, then taking us into "the dreams", the flights of fancy, freedom and fun. This is strongly imaged and the character lives and breathes... I can feel her sigh from here! Lovely work, thank you. xx
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/25/2009
It may be a painful write but it is definately one we all feel from time to time as we age. You captured real and true emotions and that is not something to be ashamed of, even for a bright upbeat person such as you Sherry. Well done
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/25/2009
Interesting and exemplery of most folks who look back on their lives at where they've come from. Life is a process of continual change and sometimes we are amazed by our own gradual makeover. Good write.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/25/2009
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/24/2009
I find this poem very moving and meaningful, Sherry. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/24/2009
Sherry,
Fluent and thoughtful in delivery, and vivid in recall.

John
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/24/2009
A wonderful trip through the memories. Thank you.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/24/2009
those simple and innocent days and experiences seem so far away-thanks for the nostalgia
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/24/2009
Wonderful writing, Sherry, and I love the piccy! Very nice; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by jude forese 8/24/2009
an extremely effective, smooth capture, Sherry ... i could see it and feel it without any effort at all ... a well written reflection of life as seen through the poet's eye ... btw, i live on Barker Ave., hope i don't go silent ;)



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