It would be wonderful –
to bottle up precious moments.
To let them out when our hearts desire,
to be able to hold everything dear to us
and our loved ones could again be near to us.
When the longing gets to be an aching
and we just need to look back over time.
Just to open up the bottle
and take a look inside.
The passions and loves,
the smiles and even the tears,
like precious doves rising up and flying into the skies,
bringing you once again through the years.
Perhaps a bottle for every emotion,
that is good in this world
and that can cleanse the soul.
Making everything that was now old,
shine just like new again.
So whenever we feel that life has come to a standstill,
when the going gets rough,
we take a look through our treasures
and find the emotion we’re seeking,
like love when it comes to us beseeching.
Happiness will show us,
all those great moments,
the faces and the places –
the years that have left so many traces.
Sorrow can even heal,
by bringing us back all those moments,
when our dearest were near us
and healed the pain we felt in our hearts.
There is laughter,
which we could hear –
every time the bottle was opened.
The best and the most precious of memories,
right at our finger tips,
never forgotten and always dear.
Dissipating all our fears,
stopping the tears,
knowing that time stands bottled –
from long ago yesterdays.
At any time we can bring back,
the moments we so long for,
that can envelope us,
in a time warp
and we could once again –
be a part of some past event.
Shinning moments we will always remember
and can bring us comfort,
always being within reach –
if only we could bottle time.