• Memories

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    A simple poem about simpler times.



    Can you remember in the good old days

    with soft summer winds and flowers ablaze?

    You could climb a tree with branches stout

    and see for miles while you lounged about

    Can you remember the gently flowing stream  

    where you could sit for hours and just daydream?

    Remembering those wonderful days gone by

    brings a smile to your face and you let out a sigh.


    Remember when you would pray the rains would end

    so you could go outdoors and meet your best friend?

    Walking and talking and kicking stones

    Picking four leaf clovers and fallen pine cones

    Wading in ankle high water in rain filled streets

    Stopping at the corner market for your favorite sweets.

    Remembering takes you back to simpler times

    Like Sunday mornings and the corner church bell chimes.


    Remember your old dog and that cantankerous yellow cat

    Ballgames in the old field and it’s your turn at bat

    The smell of sugar cookies fresh from the oven

    Baked by mom with care and a whole lot of lovin

    Dad in his chair reading the Gazette’s editorial column

    Mom would pass by he’d give her a pat on the bottom

    To remember is to savor all the good times that you had

    When you were a young budding lass or a lad.


    Memories are precious jewels that we collect during our life

    Remembering is the key to the treasure chest where they are stored


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg September 22, 2010










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    HarverTomsson commented on Remembering


    Somehow I missed this when it was first posted. It was just featured on the reading room page. good stuff, still. Harv



    Thank you Harv. You are one of a few that might look within the OP graveyard of poems to see if anything of worth might have landed there. I appeciate your comments.

    gogant commented on Remembering


    Actually, I don't need to go back too far..........heck, I did most of those things just yesterday. A very fine poem, Hamp.............truly a glorious glimpse of yesteryear....................................gogant



    You have a kind and generous soul,

    stellar commented on Remembering


    this is to immerse my self in nostalgia while reading this one...remembering that good old days in my childhood makes me wish to turn back it...^_^ v



    Memories are jewels to be treasured. Thanks for reading.

    WordSlinger commented on Remembering


    Hampton, we are going to have to have an OP softball game now, you are my coach, I'll steal some bases for us, Im a clutch hitter, MVP baby, lol, ty WS



    Batter Up!!!!

    ginga commented on Remembering


    Hampton, This memory poem puts ones mind at ease in a present world which is so different from our childhoods. ty ginga



    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

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    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
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    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
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    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
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    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
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    The Moth 14
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    The Long Wait. 19
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    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
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    God's Visit 17
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