A distant memory takes me
back to where I used to me.
People come and people go
and places change before you know.
Some stay and touch your heart
long after they depart.
A certain smell, a pretty flower.
The coloured sky, a light rain shower.
They can take you places you hold dear
long after you or they disappear.
Why can’t things just stay the same?
I know that progress is to blame.
A distant thought of things past.
Treasured memories always last.