Friday Fictioneers – What do we do to memories that fade?

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PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr

What do we do to memories that fade?
Do we treat it like a sunken ship and let it go?
We watch it bleed and everything cascade

The wheel goes round for what we’ve made
What was left we hold on to and fro
What do we do to memories that fade?

Yes, it seems ages since we shared lemonade
The next thing I remember my heart’s aglow
We watch it bleed and everything cascade

The speed of life is so fast I’m afraid
The roots are growing and the grass we mow
What do we do to memories that fade?

We stayed on the side and watch the parade
Eating popcorn and confetti to throw
We watch it bleed and everything cascade

The walk along the Seine and the serenade
You sang and tuned the old banjo
What do we do to memories that fade?
We watch it bleed and everything cascade*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

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* A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.

The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

One of the most famous Villanelle is “Do not go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas.

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For: 24 April 2020 Friday Fictioneers,  Wordle 451 Apr 12 by bwarren,  2020 Vision: The Old Shelter – Sarah Zama’s author blog (#AtoZChallenge),  Day 25 of Na/GloPoWriMo

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