Remember when

I remember when
conversations ruled and words were king;
when warm nights danced tenderly, effortlessly
to rhythms dressed like power phrases

teased casual verses which doubled as pillows
and waltzed into the rising sun.

I remember when
time was fresh and debonair,
and as innocent as rainfall;
when the sweet spry voices of spring
could still conjure whimsical images
and entice soft-hearted tales and flights of fancy.

I remember when
slow moves and love songs relaxed
and spoke eloquent French to bait silent kisses;
when dreamy eyes whispered discreet desires to attentive ears,
and time took casual walks on the beach
like bold thoughts sipping virgin cocktails
in the shadows of moonlight.

I remember when
sunset roused sleepy eyes
and transformed laughter into the nectar of life;
just when the soothing nocturnal memories stopped dancing
and the lighthouse dimmed quietly,
suddenly, behind a thick, hazy mist of ripe hesitation.

I remember when
serenity screeched in silence;
when time shivered and began to feel naked, vulnerable,
impecunious yet hopeful.
I remember too
being afraid to reminisce,
or even to recall
when time’s beautiful face
sighed in sadness.

11 thoughts on “Remember when”

  1. “I remember when” is a brilliant narration and the only word I can describe it as is “masterpiece “

  2. “I remember too. …when time’s beautiful face sighed in silence.”
    Your words paint a masterpiece that will ensure.
    Keep inspiring my friend.

  3. This poem reminds me of when all was well with my world. Nothing to fear, it was peaceful and I didn’t have a care. My imagination roamed as I sat reading. Memories. Awesome job, as usual.

  4. Always look forward to your poetry and this one was just as soulful and meaningful. Its masterful work to be able to bring to life your readers’ aspirations and thoughts. And also how you then relate your own longing/emotions to the words is your trademark now. Great job Kevin.

  5. I remember when I gazed at the past cloaked in what ifs…but I’m galloping to a place where time’s beautiful face will no longer sigh in sadness.
    As always, thank you Dr Isaac, for sharing your gift!

  6. Another beautiful piece Kevin. You make it seem so effortless as if it’s the most natural way to speak and write. Thank you for sharing

  7. Lois E. Grant

    I’m in love…with your work. Brilliant..just brilliant and not many of us left who can appreciate this kind of writing. I envy you on this. I’m trying to write a series of stories about the exciting life I’ve had and to compile them in a book…It’s taking me forever and I have to be in the I find all kinds of distractions..but your work is compelling me to get my lazy self going as time waits for no one.. Keep those beautiful poems coming..pls..Like I can’t get enough.

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