Camera Memories

Memories locked inside photographs

A boy trapped in time

It’s a whirlpool of past treats that only he knows

That only his father knows

 

It was always for you

His father always said between terms of affection

The boy always responded with a snap of the camera

Constantly sealing the moment forever

It was always for you—for you always

 

On a lonely night filled with monsters and things bumping in the night

I anxiously waited and waited for my knight

Flashing in yellow, he appeared

Papa with a camera and a sweet cookie with tea

My first frozen camera memory

 

It was always for you

His father always said between terms of affection

The boy always responded with a snap of the camera

Constantly sealing the moment forever

It was always for you—for you always

 

Now he’s grown up

Now I see less of him

But I never forget the memories locked in his camera

That we made together day by day

I know he misses me too

Busy with work and appealing to all

But he never forgets the cookies and tea

 

It was always for you

His father always said between terms of affection

The boy always responded with a snap of the camera

Constantly sealing the moment forever

It was always for you—for you always

 

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Let’s Share A Memory

Let’s share a memory together

A memory filled with emotions of times gone by

I realize I’m too late to reach you

But with this song I wish to convey

Unspoken words, ideas, and sentiments

My memory begins like a movie

The actors take their places

And perform—captivating the audience

Music plays softly in the background

The opening credits begin to roll

And I—I’m detached from it all

I see you and me and what we could have been

I see you form words of frustration at my careless indifference

You grow tired of my coldness and clumsy words and left

But the truth was…I was listening carefully

Let’s share a memory together

A memory lost in transit by my internal battle

I realize I’m too late to reach you

But with this song, I wish to convey

My unspoken words and sentiments

Speaking was difficult—

You were expressive, I was blunt

Social functions together was difficult

You embraced people, I shunned crowds

Wanting to be more like you

Somehow drew us apart

Your memory fades away like a cherry blossom

It blooms forth bright and young

Only to dissipate in such a short time

My carelessness with myself closed you

You left never fully understanding me

Let’s share a memory together by my internal battle

I realize I’m too late to reach you

But through this I want to convey a lost memory

Filled with unspoken words and sentiments

With gentle expressive love