Poems. Prayers & Promises

Thursday, 25 July 2013

1985

1985
Springsteen
U2
On my Sony Walkman
Cassette tape
A certain song
A variable taste
My very own expression
I was
It must be said
Very wet
In rainy Bournemouth.

Back to the future
In a glorious car
Super-charged, plutonium-fuelled,
You’re never sure what decade you're in.
A perfect evening
In comfortable seats
In the cinema
Sheltering
From the rain
On holiday in Bournemouth

The trouble is
I remember
Live Aid
St, Elmo’s Fire
A Room with a View.
And permed hair
Bright green track suits
Warm beer
Dancing
In a hotel in Bournemouth.

I think you understand
Those memories are not so clear,
And that is why,
In time,
I choose to recall your smile
The touch of your hand
The smell of your perfume
The happiness
Of our first anniversary
Shared with each other
In rainy Bournemouth.
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Written for Poetry Jam

9 comments:

  1. Aw. This is sweet. I'm sure she remembers too.

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  2. Be still my heart .... so lovely. (I love rainy 'anywhere' in the UK)

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  3. Lovely heartfelt memories in Bornemouth.We could use some of your rain.

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  4. this is so sweet and sentimental. Lovely!

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  5. st elmos fire...cool movie...havent thought about that one in a while...def big in U2 as well...saw them live last year too...very cool....

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  6. It was a great year.

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  7. This is very touching, Alan.... and now I know why 1985 memories were so CLEAR for you. It was a first anniversary that made the year special! Smiles.

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  8. Aww... sweet ending, Alan. Love the repitition of Bournemouth, too.

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