30 Day Challenge – Day 14

Day 14 – Describe your earliest memory

Well, my earliest memory would be when I was about 3. Living in St. Maarten. I was sitting on the floor watching a movie on the TV.

The other memory that comes to mind is me brushing my teeth. My father came into the bathroom without a towel. I got an eyeful.

What’s your earliest memory?

Breaking Expectations

Swish, swish, swish

My feet hit the soft green grass

Taking strides toward the dirt

I spin my hand and lift it over my head

I release the ball in mid-air

Aimed at the three sticks planted in the ground

It bounces once

Then it heads to the kid with bat in hand

Swoosh

He takes a confident swing with a smile on his face

One that quickly fades away

The bat is extended outward

Crack

The ball hits the makeshift wicket

Pieces of wood fly into the air

Right before hitting the ground

Everyone cheers loudly

They didn’t expect the city kid

To be good at their game

Little did they know

The sport coursed through my veins

Two past generations of athletes

Left me with muscle memory

wicket

 

Long Forgotten

You just passed me by without even a look
Don’t remember me…do you?
I guess I can forgive you for the lapse
A good enough amount of time has passed
It all started with a note passed between two
You asked me how old I was
I replied that I was eighteen
You said that you were twenty-two
After I asked you the same
Next came…
The exchanging of the names

I had just gotten into this institution
While you were on your way out
Unlucky of us to become friend at that time
It would take a while to find out
You were more than a way home
More than all the meals we shared
I could sense something when around you
Like how much you really cared
Age was just a number to us
Because we were both kids at heart
Always in laughs and smiles from the start
Whispering back and forth in class
Playing table tennis right after
Then you would take me home
And we would wait to see each other…
The next day
If only things could have stayed
This way…

Life is so predictable at times
That the upcoming train wreck
Is hard to detect
Though we feel it drawing near
This institution was what kept us close
But as soon as you were free
There was no more use for me
So you left me alone for good
Texts went unanswered…
Calls went straight to the machine…
Never knew you to be this mean

What else could I do…but just let you go
Now years have gone by
Since the last time we talked
And that’s the way things must be
The two of us
Turned from friends
To simple
Memories…

A Lost Memory

When I look back

To the time before you left

I remember being near you

Always fighting what I felt

And every time you smiled at me

I would feel my heart start to melt

Looking into your eyes

Was how I wished to always spend my time

I remember when I would hold you

I was falling in love

I just never told you…