23 September 2008

Strangers in a Box

Credits: Album in My Pocket sample by Meryl Bartho, http://tinyurl.com/6ozw89
Cracked & Creased Overlay #1 by Meryl Bartho, http://tinyurl.com/5jetjb
Cracked & Creased Overlay #4 by Meryl Bartho, http://tinyurl.com/57vj4v
Cracked & Creased Overlay #5 by Meryl Bartho, http://tinyurl.com/6ljoyq
Gently Worn by Meryl Bartho, http://tinyurl.com/59le5b
Love Geraniums Plopper Portrait by Meryl Bartho, http://tinyurl.com/65hyme - colour removed then turned into sepia to match the photo.

Strangers in The Box
Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.

I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.

I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken time,
To tell who, what, where and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again.

Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?

Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.

- Pam Harazim

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