A Memoir Lasts

Poetry and Art Depicts A Memoir of the Past

Pictures and art to display

Mistakes and blessings made

A Foundation Laid

To pave the way

Architecture to erect

and repair

what was laid bare

Tall and wide to cross the divide

A Future Seen

We Dreamed A Possible Dream

A Memoir of the past replayed again and again can warm confused hearts to drive to completion what seemed “The Impossible Dream”

-Amy Jean

A memoir of the past, lasts by Amy Jean

I spend a ridiculous amount of time thinking and reflecting. Our story is displayed everywhere, and I can’t hide from it. The past rolling forward again and again. I wander museums and see the same stories, the same themes repeated. And I write them again.

In my memoir, The Kingdom has Arrived Volume 1: Foundations, and Volume 2: Passion’s Fire, history repeats. Poetic snapshots of the historical circle we repeat are seen in my Side Steps books.

Here’s a sneak peek of my upcoming book, Glorious Heights Bring Joyful Delights:

The Greatest Love Of All

A tent for two—just me and you

To lay the bait and reverse the gate

A place where we could run and hide

from a past where we were

forced to divide

The view of you stepping through

held me tight for many nights

Your words I read

through other hands

            and for many generations,

A Memoir of the Past, Lasts by Amy Jean

Our longing grew

drawing me wholly back to you

The distance fanned

and we lost sight

of the dream we dreamed

when we were teens

to make choices

outside of slavery

We turned the tables

on those who didn’t know

Our powerful Love

would throw the final blow

and display to all

why we decided to go

Museum hallway Photo by Amy-Leigh Barnard on Unsplash

Dinosaur bones Photo by Chris Nguyen on Unsplash

Archway Photo by Chad Greiter on Unsplash

Statues Photo by Falco Negenman on Unsplash

Paper and calligraphy pen Photo by Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash

Poem Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash