Photograph

fading memories

too late to recall

they would have reminded us

had they been there at all

in that snapshot of time

the past brings back fond memories

of a time I can’t remember

but I felt a longing

well overdue

a shadow of recollection

from me to you

Raised by Wolves

take shelter from the gathering storm

we wait for it to pass

but we know in our hearts

fear prevails

as our surroundings darken

a path is found within

to lead us away to safety

what remains 

cannot be unbroken

like a child

fragile to begin with

then as strength returns

so shall we find in ourselves

the depth of courage

against disparity 

and awaken a truth

a burden of which we carry