This week's Poem of the week is by Mario Cerroni who posts at PhotoDiction.
Mario. who lives in Ontario, Canada, is not only a gifted poet, but also a gifted photographer. His poems and pictures work well together. I often find that poets are creative in other ways as well. Mario is one of those people.
The poem of Mario's I am featuring is called for you. You can read it below or follow the link and see the poem as well as the photograph that accompanies it.
the market place is selling memories
on tables lined with faded lace
and on each table the remnants lay
of dreams you might have chased
oh you relics that are cast aside
your purpose long fulfilled
displayed among the tables there
you're hoping for new love to build
yet most will pass so unaware
of your treasures lying dormant
moving by with too short stares
adding to your cruel torment
as you strain to demonstrate
you've lots to give to someone new
in a world you could create
in a life you could renew
like lovers that you've had before
in your youth that's never more
with its never ending serenade
you strain to halt the memories fade
and while the song is getting old
there are stories to still unfold
and though the melody
is lost to all
you still hear the music
and you would gladly
heed its call
Thank you, Mario, for being part of our community. We always enjoy your work when you share it on Sunday's Poetry Pantry!
Hope some of you will take a look at Mario's poem and his blog. It is well worth visiting. Next week we will feature another poem of the week. It may be one of yours.
Mary Kling (who blogs at In the Corner of My Eye) for Poets United.