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The Roses of Memory

"Roses and Then Some" - Makati, 11 July 2015
“Roses and Then Some” – Makati, 11 July 2015

“Truly happy memories always live on, shining.  Over time, one by one, they come back to life.” – from Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

consider

the roses

picked

on a

summer morn

just

before the

dew dries

upon leaf

upon petal:

fragile

delicate

ephemeral –

yet its

fragrance

lingers on

in memory

long after

blossoms wither

and leaves

fall.

 

like a

love

that changes

with the

passage

of time:

flaring

at first,

mellowing

as years

go by

till only

memories

of sweetness

of bitterness

of laughter

of sorrows

shared

remain.

 

like the

scent

of roses

from days

past,

they linger

they remain

and never

truly

fade away.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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