(1965 / Abor, Volta Region, Ghana)

Sad Memories

not too long ago
my dreams spread wings
sat upon the seat of a heart’s throne
that was long before the plane crash
reminding my soul good times never last
I remember the storm of sadness that flew into
every moment my soul was granted its breath

if I should remember vivid memories of the past
gather the scent of pure ecstasy that engulfed us
I can’t wipe away sad tears of lost affection—

and now
that hollowness which drowned my heart
left my memory with broken wings

by Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese

Comments (1)

Love can be so painful too Padmore, especially lost love on a flight that never touches down. Sad but beautifully written word of regret and loss. I know these feelings far too well. Hopefully our next flight will end in a place we will stay, Smiling at you, Tai