1. Granny - Liam wallace

Memories are like old movies;
I would watch some more than others,
We all have our preferences.

Standing on the ageless bridge,
A scene flickers in my head,
Torn from a broken film.

A small hand held by an older one;
A friendly voice talking slowly,
So my little ears can hear.

Suddenly the scene erupts:
I can see the shadows of the trees,
Wildlife whistling, river bustling;

Her voice comes into focus.
The little boy is too tired,
He cannot listen anymore;

And then the screen goes dark.
The camera abruptly stops.
I can’t believe what a fool I had been:

I furiously dig further;
I want to see her face,
But nothing’s coming up.

It seems to be
That my relationship with Granny
Is missing some key scenes.

About the Author

Liam Wallace

Liam Wallace is 17 and is a 5th year student in St. Kieran's College, Kilkenny. He is an active member of the local scout group and reached the final of Poetry Aloud in 2012. He has appeared twice in Rhyme Rag.