Faye Sizemore

REFRESH MY MEMORY

Was there a time…
Of happiness
Before the sad?
Please remind me…
A time of good
Before the bad?
Was there a time…
We did not look
Over our shoulder?
Was that before
The bad got bolder?
Was there a time…
Of an unlocked door
before the threat
Of terrorist war?
Of no regret?
Was that before?
Refresh my memory
I begin to forget
Was there a time…
We did not search
Each stranger’s face
I don’t remember for
Trust they did erase

This poem inspired the response, “Faye: To Your Question, My Answer” ~ ©Copyright May 3, 2002 by Colin F. Jones