Thursday, April 23, 2015

Poem a Day, #18 (history)

Personal History

Can you say, “Fifty years ago, I (did, was, etc.)...”?
Is fifty years ago ancient history to you?
Do you think someone who is fifty is old?
Fifty years ago, I had just gotten married.
Fifty years ago, I attended the first big anti-Vietnam War demonstration.
Fifty-two years ago, I was at the March on Washington.
I never asked my parents,
“How old were you when your life became history?”
When did they start to remember “Fifty years ago, I...”?
When does your life become history?
How old do you have to be to become historical?
Is history happening every day, but
You don’t know it until fifty years later? 

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