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Memory Wrinkles
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By Louis Gander
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Memory Wrinkles

When I can view God's mighty trees,

small sparrows, tiny birds,

my wrinkles bring back mem'ries that

are hard to put in words.

 

I sit close by my window sill

with wrinkled memories.

I look out as I reminisce.

Some drop me to my knees.

 

Yes, those I'd just as soon forget

but pleased I am with most,

Each wrinkle is a mem'ry though.

With some, I love to boast.

 

Now here's a very special one,

when wedding dress was worn,

and this, another perfect one,

the day my child was born.

 

The time my child was married off,

a sight you'd have to see,

the birth of my granddaughter too,

the day she walked to me.

 

This wrinkle here had really hurt -

and it is yet 'unspoken'.

It caused me many, many tears -

my heart so sadly broken.

 

Oh, how can people hurt so much?

It is the worst of crimes.

And down on knees I prayed and prayed

so many, many times.

 

It seemed that I was so alone

those many, many years.

I wept and grieved all by myself

in all my lonely tears.

 

Yes, time and time again I prayed.

I said life wasn't fair.

I didn't think God heard my voice.

I wasn't sure He cared.

 

One day with Bible in my lap,

I started reading when,

a verse had stuck; was thirty-one

in Matthew, chapter ten.

 

Oh, I have mem'ry wrinkles, sure,

from small to deepest one,

but every day brings greater joy -

when shines, God's morning sun.

 

When I can view God's mighty trees,

small sparrows, tiny birds,

my wrinkles bring back mem'ries that

are hard to put in words.


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Submitted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

About the Poet
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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