Remembrance – Natalia Maciejewska

Keep every remembrance, hide ’em in a drawer

I am a 3rd year student of Journalism and Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Stirling. I have lived in Scotland for over two years now and I am still catching myself being amused by how green the fields and how grey the days here are. Both so very different than the ones I am used to back home in Poland.
I graduated International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and I am lucky to say I’ll experiance another type of weather – the sunniest to live in – in Spain during my semster abroad studies.
I am submitting my poem entitled ‘Remembrance’. I wrote it having my grandmother in mind.
Thank you!


You can be left with videos and photos

You can be left with letters and clothes

You can be left with many mementos

But you will miss the person the most

You can hear laugh which sounds from the video

You can see eyes which hang on the wall

You can smell scent while hugging the sweater

Their owner’s a leaf and there has been fall

Keep every remembrance, hide ’em in a drawer

In heart, though, hide parents, friends and your lover

And do not forget their touch and their kisses

Those are the things that everyone misses

And keep in mind to show love to all

You never know when you will be gone

Natalia Maciejewska

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