You’re a Beautiful Memory


You’re a Beautiful


Long after

You’ve gone

Your memory



In the deepest

Depths of despair


When ugly

Seems everywhere


To transform apathy


To help my eyes to see


That shines through darkest days


To help me find my way


Of the warmest kind

Helps to ease

My troubled mind

Frees my soul

From tyranny

Your memory brings

Such gifts to me


I rely upon




Long after

You’ve gone

–Russ Towne







About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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32 Responses to You’re a Beautiful Memory

  1. Touching. Pulls at my heartstrings. ❤

  2. stupidandinlove says:

    Reblogged this on stupidandinlove.

  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  4. See my poem “HEART THROB.” I do understand. 🙂

  5. ksbeth says:

    what a beautiful poem, russ. what a lovely way to remember someone in a positive way. )

  6. How amazing that we can leave such imprints on others. And others do the same for us.

  7. Mrs. P says:

    I really liked this one, Russ.

  8. This is beautiful Russ. Is it in memory of your parent(s)? ❤
    Diana xo

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Diana. Actually it’s about no one in particular but all my loved ones in general. I intentionally left it unspecific so readers could envision whatever came to their mind.

  9. Bloody great and so touching

  10. bulldog says:

    This is a great poem Russ… not sure what made it happen, but beautiful

  11. utesmile says:

    So beautiful! Russ, you are at your best!

  12. Heatherlee says:

    I love this poem. It has a ‘grateful’ feel to it. Reminds me of our last meeting. So good to see you, a friend from so long ago.

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