Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Trophy



Memories



Discarded, sadly
Left, dirty unashamedly
In the big old trunk

Had seen better days
Accolades galore, big fans
Cheerleaders shouting

‘We are the champions
Yes, yes we are the champions’
Now just memories

Usual consequence
It was a fleeting moment
That was all it got!

Submitted for Willow's Magpie 42

35 comments:

Caty said...

always fun to look back and remember, but as you say it's fleeting, and we must move on to tomorrow :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice magpie!

Kristen Haskell said...

Fleeting memories indeed!

Millie said...

Looking back is nice, but certainly the now is way more important.

Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/champions/

kathew said...

Nicely written-

ninotaziz said...

That is why, challenge trophies are the best. Year after year, a tradition is created.

Lasting. Loyal. Its luster more brilliant each year.

madamebutterfly said...

Ah but what a fleeting moment!

Thanks for your comment on my post - they were also fleeting moments.

Jinksy said...

Fleeting moments are the building blocks of a full life...

gautami tripathy said...

What memories...!!

shifting with the winds

kaykuala said...

Ninot Ma'am,
Yes, that is right. It is polished and enclosed, made to be an exhibit. Never drab or dirty and polished again before presentation every year.

kaykuala said...

@ Caty, that's right, life must go on.

@ Coloring, thanks.

@ Kristen, thanks for the memories.

kaykuala said...

Millie, certainly, life is for living in the now. Visited you blog. It's great!

kaykuala said...

Madame and Jinksy, fleeting moments yes but enough time to bask in the glory.

Berowne said...

Where are the snows of yesteryear..?

Helen said...

Oh those memories! Among my most cherished. Yes, I was a cheerleader. Trophy winning seasons, year after year ...
lovely Magpie!

kaykuala said...

Gautami, Seen your blog. You write beautiful poetry.

kaykuala said...

Yes Berowne, bring back the glory and the fun.

kaykuala said...

Helen, Lucky you. You must have had a fine run. Give me back the fun days of youth!

kaykuala said...

Kathew, thanks!

Kay L. Davies said...

Good one. I enjoyed it.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Mary said...

Nicely done.

kaykuala said...

Kay and Mary, thank you both.

Jingle said...

love your tale,
crispy and thought provoking..


My Magpie

has some awards/treats in it, have fun and enjoy the blog love.

Tumblewords: said...

Fame is such a fleeting thing! Nice post, to be sure!

TALON said...

It's so funny how the highlights of our lives can sometimes become lowlights.

I really enjoyed this!

flaubert said...

Kaykuala,
Thanks for the nice Thanksgiving wish. Peace to you and yours.
Memories are wonderful things to have.
Pamela

Madeleine said...

I like your poem. Yes fleeting, but hopefully the memory of the buzz it gave lingers :O)

Old Ollie said...

Got a dusty old trophy all me own. Nice Work.

the tired monk

kaykuala said...

Jingle,Tumblewords,Talon,Pam,Madeleineand Ollie,

'Memories are made of these...' Thank you all and Happy Thanksgiving once again!

Bee's Blog said...

Ah but the fleeting moment is remembered and described so well.

kaykuala said...

Thank you Bee, and Happy Thanksgiving.

Reflections said...

The trophy might only be an accolade, but the effort it stands for means so much more. And learning what it takes to achieve the trophy.

Stafford Ray said...

Yes, Andy promised us all 15 minutes of fame... and some got to keep the cup!

kaykuala said...

Petrina,
An achievement and a satisfaction really.

kaykuala said...

Stafford,
Right, some more deserving?