Memories – Moments Never Forgotten

Memories are those precious pictures and videos in our mind
We will always remember them; even when the event is far behind
They make us the person we are today, happy or sad,
Often bringing warmth in our hearts and making us glad

They could be amazing memories that allow happiness to bubble up inside of you
Even if it may be as simple as you having a laugh with a friend or two
You may have received an award or won a medal by winning a race
Or being congratulated for a nomination for the Nobel Prize and winning first place!

They could be bad memories, so that when we think of them they make us cry
Whether you fell out with your best friend, or when you found out a close family member died
They can make you mad, or make you feel really guilty
When your sibling annoyed you greatly, or when you remember stealing that cookie!

Then there are the priceless memories of fantastic holidays with your family
Or skipping to the gate as you make your way to your first day at school, grinning happily
Remembering when you became a teenager, feeling both anxious and excited,
And then growing up and getting married, with your partner united.

Memories are moments that we will always remember no matter what
And they will always be a part of us, whether we like it or not
We cherish them, meditate on them, and react to them
And they will keep happening and revolving, more and more to come…

Foyin Sogbetun
Year 8, The Rochester Grammar School

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