Memories are nature’s way of remembering life’s events,
Trifling, testy touches of tetchy, tiny, torments!
Secreted recalls from neglected nooks of our minds,
They’re God’s own creation, his malevolent design.
Like looming, lowering clouds trailing a bleak summer rain,
God collects his pay with time’s guiltiest pains.
Memories always return, so do not fear.
Between sentient and slumber, they’re in there somewhere.

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Ray Shermer

Ray spent 21 years in radio broadcasting followed by 27 years as a real estate appraiser. He taught real estate appraisal at the University of Missouri, Ozarks Technical Community College and St. Charles Community College. Ray loves writing and always has. After Ray retired he attained the Certificate in Higher Education in Creative Writing from Oxford University in the UK. Writing short stories for the Certificate was exciting especially since he was in his seventies. How many people do you know have done that? Since then the genre has become his obsession and he loves to write them often.

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