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LindsayP
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0 posted 08-18-2007 11:49 PM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LindsayP


Memories

As I sit here now and reminisce, my memoryís right on track
And I see again a little boy with a schoolbag upon his back,
My first day at school is as clear today as it was all those years ago
Sitting up behind Pop on the horse & see my tear bank overflow.

There was only one male teacher in our tiny one room school
And to make the new kids feel at home was usually the rule,
He made us feel appreciated, Joe Johnson was his name
For three short years he taught us on his teaching road to fame.

Thinking of those schooldays in those far off days of yore
I was just an average pupil, not the sharp knife in the draw,
The three rís was what they taught us with a strong touch of discipline
To sound our words correctly and that swearing was a sin.

I remember well the fun we had long ago in youthful years
All the love and laughter, the good times and the tears,
At weekends weíd go rabbiting with the dogs and rifles too
Our chance to earn some pocket money when extras were so few.

Through our years of childhood all we knew were droughts
Dust storms and water shortages that filled our mind with doubt,
But you donít miss what youíve never had & it makes you more defiant
Iím sure it enhances character and it makes you self- reliant

I remember well the teenage years when I first learned to dance
Also when I started courting and my love life to advance,
Oh so sweet the memories as I live them all again
A great time in my youthful years that I can never more regain.

There comes a time in all our lives when a cross road we will reach
A line between youth and adulthood, a line that we must breach
Some are lucky that they know just what they want to do
While others take a risky path and their life goes all askew.

At the latter end of our life memories are all that we have left
The happy memories best remembered not the ones where weíre bereft
Wayward thoughts Iíve put aside and are certainly not my nemesis
For happy memories come flooding back as I sit here and reminisce.

                                                                             Lindsay P Wilson
  


© Copyright 2007 Lindsay P Wilson - All Rights Reserved
EmilySian
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1 posted 08-19-2007 05:43 AM       View Profile for EmilySian   Email EmilySian   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EmilySian

I found this very enjoyable. Great poem about growing up!
Kit McCallum
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2 posted 08-19-2007 08:26 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

A wonderful message wrapped up in a nicely formatted piece, Lindsay. Welcome to Passions!

Best wishes,
/Kit
Rick
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3 posted 08-19-2007 08:38 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Hi Lindsay, great poem mate, welcome to Passions, you will enjoy it here my friend, good people, great works.

Rick
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4 posted 08-19-2007 09:29 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Lindsay,

From the sounds made in this first post,
it certainly sounds as if you will have
a lot of history to share with us, poetically.

We will all look forward to reading more
of your poetry.

Please, check your email
for a Very Special Greeting!

" It matters not this distance now  " Excerpt, Yesterday's Love
~*~
KRJ

Magnus
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5 posted 08-19-2007 11:17 AM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Welcome, and I am certain that there are
many others sitting here now...remembering
those days now gone....I know I am.
LindsayP
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6 posted 08-23-2007 12:01 AM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP

Thank you Magnus for your kind words for this first poem that I have sent to Passions. It is certainly very gratifing to have other people enjoying your poetry. Thanks again. LindsayP  
LindsayP
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Thank you young Emily for your appreciation
much appreciated. LindsayP
LindsayP
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8 posted 08-23-2007 12:15 AM       View Profile for LindsayP   Email LindsayP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LindsayP

Hello Sunshine. Thank you too for your response. It's getting feed back from folks like you that makes writing poetry so worthwhile. All the best. LindsayP
LindsayP
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Kit McCallum. It's great to get feedback on what we write. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Most welcome  LindsayP
Rick
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Hi Lindsay, looks like you have mastered the program, hope you are having fun with it.

Rick
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Beautiful

poem

ARCTIC WIND
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12 posted 09-22-2007 11:49 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Lovely poem,LindseyP,
Your memoriies and your poetry are delightful.
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13 posted 09-22-2007 12:43 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

There comes a time in all our lives when a cross road we will reach
A line between youth and adulthood, a line that we must breach
Some are lucky that they know just what they want to do
While others take a risky path and their life goes all askew.


I love your poem and its great message, but I am one who simply refused to get off that fence and am still a kid!

Welcome to Passions In Poetry.
Earth Angel
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14 posted 09-22-2007 03:27 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

LP, I am so pleased to get to know you better through this revealing and poignant reminisce.

Hugs to you,

EA
latearrival
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15 posted 09-22-2007 03:37 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Very nice. The memories are all we have at times, but by their very nature, it helps  when we mentor our younger family members or young friends. Not to teach or preach, but to share so they can help themselves to the parts they can use in their lives. My young nieces love to isten and frequently come to me with questions. Thank you for sharing, "late"
Earl Brinkman
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16 posted 08-17-2010 11:25 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Thank you for sharing your early memories.  They were most interesting.
 
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