An old grainy photo


There's this one older photo
That's locked in my mind
It's grainy and fuzzy
But the memory is mine
I have big fluffy slippers
With a smile on my face
I'm hiding from mommy
On a shelf up in space
Set up there by daddy
After begging him "please"
He whispered to be quiet
While mommy was teased
I tried not to giggle
Or move and be seen
But daddy was a sucker
When mommy's voice sounded mean
So down from that shelf
He set my small feet
And to keep me from crying
I got an orange push-up treat
Mommy sounded mad
So she had my daddy think
Then she sat me back up there
And the grainy photo she did take
I believe I was two
Such an early memory to recall
Of push-ups and slippers
On top a shelf in the wall
It's memories like this
That I fight to keep near
Now that my daddy is gone
That old grainy photo is clear

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This is a poem about a memory that I have of when I was just a toddler. I happened to find the memory in a photo book in my parents old cedar chest.