Old Paper Photograph

from by Judy Benschop

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Small paper photograph so old and so worn.
With edges serrated and corners now torn.

Tell me a tale in black and white.
Give me a glimpse of what it was like.

How beautiful you were with your lips tinted red.
I wonder your name but the ink never said.

I've wondered as well by the look in your eye,
how often you loved, how often you cried.

So tell me old photograph who can you be?
Could your young face really be me?

How does this happen for it hasn't been long,
But time is fleeting as quick as this song.

There you are still frozen in time.
So stylishly dressed right up to the nines.

Sleep sweetly my photograph as you're returned to the drawer
hiding in darkness for many and more.

Joining the others stacked in a heap.
Forgotten by many unless they should seek.
Forgotten by me until our eyes should next meet.

© Judy Benschop 2012


from North of the River, track released March 19, 2013



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Judy Benschop Wijk Bij Duurstede, The Netherlands

Authentic, sensitive, dreamy and haunting folksongs that are intuitive; silent fragments from a turbulent life. Judy has a unique voice that brings comfort and touches. Swimming in the profoundness of her emotions, she sings, releasing herself from the emotional depths. Personal songs that touch, melodies that stream into your heart. Songs about life, love, loss, joy and victory. ... more

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