A Hundred Photos on the Wall

by Live WeLL   Apr 15, 2008


A hundred photos on the wall,
each the best of memories.
Smiles, laughter, happiness,
The better days were these.

Not a single ounce of worry,
shown upon our glowing face.
For the only thing that mattered,
was that we were in our place.

We were with the ones we cared for,
and they always cared right back.
Together was what mattered,
keeping everyone on track.

To us, the world was perfect,
not a single tiny flaw.
No matter what was going on,
true friends was all we saw.

I wish our eyes had opened,
instead of waiting 'til too late.
Suddenly our journey ended,
as if written in our fate.

We all went on our separate roads,
making new friends on the way.
I must admit that since we split,
I've not been quite okay.

We haven't spoken for some time
and it really makes me question...
Am I wrong for reminiscing,
falling deep into depression?

I miss our days of friendship
and our happy crazy times.
They will stay with me forever,
despite the sad goodbyes.

A hundred photos on the wall,
each the best of memories,
All that's left to remind me that
The better days were these.

(Inspiration: I just can't seem to get over how all my friends just split up after high school. It's tough, and it has been one of my hardest experiences to get through. It's like we don't even know each other anymore, and that thought alone is enough to break me down.)

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  • 10 years ago

    by Gizmo

    Okay great imagery used throughout its always a good idea to portray past with photos it makes it meaningful to everyone that reads the poem and it appeals very easily.
    in my opinion the lanuage is a little bit basic and could be worked on. punctuation throughout could be made up better.
    'I've not been quite okay.' i also thinks this doesn't fit in very well with the tone in which you have been using throughout its too common.
    the subject however is what makes this poem a very good one, its something that everyone will experience at one time or another changing of friendships. 8/10 its a very realistic poem

    amy xx

  • 10 years ago

    by Bradley Peter

    I thought this was a fairly good piece. (Sorry is that sounded condercending or anything, that wasn't my intention.) Anyway, the piece didn't blow me away, nor was it badly written. I just think it lacked power. My favorite stanza was the fifth one, I liked the rhyme.

    Brad

  • 11 years ago

    by Karl Wild GG23

    I honestly feel the same way you do at the moment because the same thing is happening to me. Not long ago it seemed everything was perfect and it was only going to get better and then one person leaves for school and then another and pretty soon it's like there's nobody left at all. It's kind of the way life works I guess, we meet people in grade school and then some go to different high schools or move and we lose touch, then we meet people in high school and some take jobs and get families and some go away to university and everything is just so fast paced and overwhelming, we just wish we could go back to the way it used to be.....Excellent poem 5/5 GG23 :)

  • 11 years ago

    by Goodbye

    This poem was very inspiring. It is so easy to relate to it.. Everyone of us...have these one hundred photos of sometimes. Some of us hang them on the wall.. Some of us keep them in their heart.

    When you look at these photos.. I feel always a bit sad.. Sometimes these photos really make me cry..

    "I miss our days of friendship
    and our happy crazy times.
    They will stay with me forever,
    despite the sad goodbyes."
    => These words could have been said by me too... Of course I am not able to put them in so beautiful form..but the same idea..

    This poem really touched my heart. Great job!

  • 11 years ago

    by Sourav

    I love this poem. Mainly because of the emotion you've shown through it. Also very well constructed line. Very well thought of poem. It touches the readers. Very well written.