Monday, March 02, 2009

For the Monday Poetry Train

[If you haven't stopped by the Monday Poetry Train (Revisited) yet, please do so and check out the links to some cool work.]



The Internet Doesn't Know Everything

I googled the name
on the trophy in my closet,
presented to me at my
high school graduation
to acknowledge my achievements
in fine arts,
and in memory of
a young woman
gifted in the arts,
who died in a fire at college.

I'm sure her family remembers
and I remember
but the Internet, at least for now,
doesn't know her name.



7 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Somehow poignant. So much is lost in the mass of mass information.

Fledgling Poet said...

This is beautiful...but achingly so. The love of just a few can be very powerful...thank you for sharing.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

You have wonderful memories, and now you know that you know something that we don't, sort of.

Stan Ski said...

Even unhappy memories are worth sharing.

sister AE said...

Hi, Anthony. And how many things are lost because they missed the train to begin with?

Thanks, FP.

Hello, Andy and Stan. A lot of stuff that no one else knows is probably worth sharing, eventually.

littlekhargosh said...

i bet i can google your name now and find your poems!
i like the authenticity of this poem. thanks a lot for sharing!

sister AE said...

thanks, littlekhargosh. now that you know the way, stop by anytime.