Keepsake (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve received and bought a few lockets over the years, and each one of them holds precious memories (and often photos). Do any of you wear lockets?] I wanted . . .    to hold onto        your memory           and keep it close                       to my soul                                               soContinue reading “Keepsake (A Poem)”

Dinosaur Eggs (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Dedicated to my grandparents, who both passed away during the past two years, and my mother. When my brother and I were very young, we wound up staying with our grandparents for about a year. During that time, our mother had a very special way of getting us out ofContinue reading “Dinosaur Eggs (A Poem)”

Summertime Snapshots (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Summer is almost here. What are your favorite things about the season?] I can see them already…               …those scenes that flow                               throughout the course                                           of an entire season… Chilly ocean waves swish as they chase        after wiggly toes                                         across vast beaches                       while seagulls cryContinue reading “Summertime Snapshots (A Poem)”

Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a story told to me by a dear relative.] Margie Caroline had decided to sell her home. The same home shared with her husband for more than sixteen years, and then only with his memories for a year and a half after he had passed away. She rememberedContinue reading “Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)”

A Simple Recipe: Basic Noodle Dough

The gas oven in my parents’ home stopped working the other day. It was likely due to an old igniter, the part that helps to heat the food, finally giving out after many years of faithful service. However, the nearest shop with a replacement part was more than half an hour away, and already closedContinue reading “A Simple Recipe: Basic Noodle Dough”

Mementos (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Little things can invoke powerful memories.] Isn’t it strange how simple items     or ordinary gestures                   can mean so much        in our lives? Especially when the crisp winds blow        around this time of year               which conjure memories                    from those we still hold dear Sometimes IContinue reading “Mementos (A Poem)”

An Old Face (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Rhythm clocks are amazing.] Last night                               I helped to repair an old clock     that had stood still on our piano for too many years                protected by a glass dome                                               cleaned by a simple rag            to reveal a grand old face with hands                                    like twirled ribbonsContinue reading “An Old Face (A Poem)”

Imitated Traits: To Friends and Family Members (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve learned a great deal from friends and family, and that makes its way into my works.] I hope             it will be all right           as a writer     to borrow a few traits from you            or perhaps not so much borrow                    . . . as imitate SuchContinue reading “Imitated Traits: To Friends and Family Members (A Poem)”

Candlelight Memories (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Dedicated to several relatives who have passed on during the last few years. A lot has happened, but their memories remain–which means a great deal.] Tonight…                               I                                           will light                                            a candle                                             just for                                                you                                     then ask to hear                                     all those stories                                     family membersContinue reading “Candlelight Memories (A Poem)”

Creature of Memories (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Just a few thoughts about individual development, helped along by the people we encounter in life.] A creature emerged into the world    her only definition was her lack of definition     transparent as a reflection upon a crystalline surface            as she wandered among fields and foothills                                                        mountainsContinue reading “Creature of Memories (A Poem)”

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