cherish or perish…

Every time I visited
my parents
we had a
traditional ritual
we gather
as a family
flip one by one
with memories

sometimes we play
open in random
or choose blind
pick on one
and share
what it meant

there were memories
of joy and sorrow
young and old
life and death

the best memory
I remember
when I asked my dad
why am I missing
mom was all smiles
shy and pink

fortunate I am
to have treasured
these vivid memories
I had no words
when my children
asked me for their
childhood memoirs
a few years ago

unlike my parents
I have no chronicles
of my
children’s early nuances
metamorphosis stage
living in a world
of instant changes
and updated versions
I shamelessly
take pride
to have
my children’s musings
snapped on a phone
taking birth instantly
vanishing to save space

I am in tears
by the fact
cherished memoirs
will remain forever
or perish
forgotten passwords
or on
obsolete hard drives
making them
for the future
to see

are we breeding a
in the technology
creating a history
to preserve
gift of the past
fading memories…

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6 thoughts on “cherish or perish…

  1. chrisbrittany Jul 22, 2018 — 23:26

    Yeah you are right . Nicely written dear.

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  2. Gone to childhood and Came back again. Sensible lines. Taken. Really good 👌👏👏👏

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    1. Thank u so much. Glad u liked

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  3. I have often pondered over this. As we are advancing technically, we are losing ways to preserve memories

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    1. True that.. Digital stays short..

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