April 20, 2010
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Sometimes I think about the future and how it’s going to be
But I’ll never forget the memories that became a part of me
Take a moment out of your tiring and hectic life
Look back to the times when you felt so alive
Sit back, close your eyes and relax your brain
Let’s take a trip down memory lane
Think back to your childhood, when you weren’t afraid to be you
You could just walk up to anyone and be friends with someone new
The days at the playground, laughing and having fun
Shooting down the slides and lying in the sun
The first time you took the training wheels off your new bike
You had no idea what that would feel like
Think about the time you met your first crush
The first time you felt that incredible rush
That time you held hands, walking in the park
Looking into each other’s eyes, feeling that spark
Remember the very first time you were kissed
You were so nervous, you almost missed
Think about middle school, that very awkward stage
More work, new braces and growing as you age
Think about the first time you were betrayed by a friend
Someone you thought you could trust, it truly felt like the end
How about freshman year, a new, fresh start
The time when all the cliques grow apart
As high school went on you changed and branched out
You were so naive to what life was really about
Think about the first time you drove a car
With all that freedom you just wanted to go so far
Think about you first day at college, when you were so scared
You weren’t sure if you were prepared
Think about the first time you fell in love
It felt as they were sent from the heavens above
Or the very first time someone broke your heart
If felt like your world was falling apart
Memories should be cherished, the good and the bad
You grow from every one of them, even the sad
So when you’re all out of energy, so old and gray
You should take time to reminisce, smile and say
My life was full of good and bad
Many times I was happy and sad
But in the end, it was a life well lived, you see
Because I’ll always have my memories with me…

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renise said...
Oct. 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm
SOO GOOD. this poem was actually perfect.
Acalleq This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:40 pm

two thumbs up, i loved it. we all need reminding to slow down and just relax. and it's true, even the bad memories need to be remembered so they won't get repeated. thanks for sharing this part of you :)


bkcrider92 replied...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm
Thank you very much! I'm happy you understood one of the messages I was trying to send through this poem =)
shandelarenve said...
May 2, 2011 at 8:39 am

Very well spoken.. It's beautiful. :)


bkcrider92 replied...
May 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm
Thank you so much! <3
lexii_121 said...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm
This poem is absolutely amazing (: it definitely brought back some menories for me. I loved it. Keep up the good work!
bkcrider92 replied...
Apr. 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Awww thank you very much! That was my goal for all my readers! =)
inspir3d This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Nice work!! This brought back some memories of my own :) Fresh perspective, enjoyable read. But sometime u should try a poem without rhymes, i find it kinda freeing. But that's just me, great job!!
bkcrider92 replied...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm
Aww thanks and i'll keep that in mind =D
_Elsy_ said...
Jun. 24, 2010 at 10:42 am
Amazing and beautiful... and i envy your ryhming skills. Can you check out some of my stuff, though i'm still waiting for my poems to get approved
bkcrider92 replied...
Jun. 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm
Awww thank you! Most of my poems are rhyming! Yes, I will definitely keep my eyes open to ur work and feel free to check out my other poems 2 =) 
_Elsy_ replied...
Jun. 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm
you're welcome, and yeah i will read some of yours
browneyedpoet said...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 3:02 am

I like the subject of this poem, because even though it talks about happy and sad memories, it also has a very positive view. I'm not sure the rhyming thing completely works - I feel like this is a poem that is fun, yet meaningful. The rhyming sometimes feels too cute, like it's taking away the meaning and making it just fun and fluffy. (Fluffy poems can be good, too, I'm just not sure if that's what you were going for.) Other than the rhyming, which works out pretty well, my only c... (more »)

bkcrider92 replied...
Jun. 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm
Thank you for your opinion and it doesnt matter to me how many comments i have, i just like hearing different people's points of view =D
IgniteTheAirwaves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm
Good job, I liked it.
bkcrider92 replied...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm
Thank you =)
lalalalala said...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm
i loved this poem! maybe you would consider changing the title, because you say "think" a lot to something with the word think inquired in it, but thats just some food for thought. otherwise this is awesome :)
bkcrider92 replied...
Jun. 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm
Thanks so much! <3
MaKayla1513 replied...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:46 am
bkcrider92: Got another piece out on my page check it out it's called I should have. Havent had a chance to look at your piece yet but I will somtime today!
bkcrider92 replied...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 10:15 am
alrighty =)
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