Volume 5, Number 13, December 6, 1999
Memories from childhood stay with us forever,
Taking us where we have been and will go,
Pieces of life that live on and will never
Let us forget we were young long ago.
I wander back into those shadows,
Quietly being who I used to be,
Bringing to life all the joys and the sorrows,
Days that can’t die while they still live in me.
linger and happy times glisten;
I can see everyone active and well.
I can still hear them if only I listen,
Feeling each motion and breathing each smell.
has such treasures that time’s always stealing;
Nothing can ever entirely stay.
While you are young, you can capture each feeling;
Make all the memories you can every day.
Copyright 1999 RHL
1. The author takes the perspective of someone who _______.
is very young
b. has had a hard life
c. can’t remember much
d. is elderly
2. According to the poem, our memories _______.
are lost as we age
b. are an important part of who we are
c. become less accurate over time
d. are not worth recalling
3. The poet says that _______.
some memories are happy and some unhappy
b. all memories should be happy
c. you should forget the past
d. we can change the past by forgetting some things
4. The author suggests that young people should _______.
ignore their friends and relatives if possible
b. only think about the future
c. appreciate the present to preserve it in their minds
d. try to help others stay active and healthy as they age
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