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Those Good Old Days

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Balladeer
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0 posted 09-10-99 08:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

It seems when life gets rough on us
Our memory always strays
Back to the times when life was good..
Back to the good old days.

The mind is good at playing tricks.
It has so many ways
To show us we were better off
Back in the good old days.

My grandpa speaks of them with glee
Although right now he pays
For living with abandon wild
Back in the good old days.

I thought, when young, it was a joke,
Some silly adult phase
Old people did to feel young
Just like the good old days.

The good old days were not that great.
That is a well-known fact.
Life was much harder. There were many
Vital things they lacked.

But, still, we look back fondly
As our memory displays
The world we would like to have known...
Back to those good old days.

I think I've got this figured out.
It seems to me somehow
When I look back in twenty years
Those good days will be now!

So let me live these days with joy.
I'll fill my cup and raise
A toast to days that I love most -
My future 'good old days'.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
desperado
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1 posted 09-10-99 09:12 PM       View Profile for desperado   Email desperado   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desperado

ahh something worth drinking too... I'll raise my glass and toast yours as well as mine. cheers!
DreamEvil
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2 posted 09-10-99 09:12 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Revered Elder, all of your pieces are treats indeed. This one though likes me much.
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Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.
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caroline
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3 posted 09-10-99 09:15 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

I can hear Carly Simon singing now...these are the good old days Great one Balladoll! (thanks for rescuing me! *LOL*)

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4 posted 09-10-99 09:16 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Words most wise! Cheers!

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Denise
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5 posted 09-10-99 10:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

My thanks to you all!
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6 posted 09-10-99 10:37 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

I agree, Balladeer. Take me back to them good ol' days-no wait, maybe not. I don't want to have to go all the way back when I've already gotten this far.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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tis wonderful Sir........

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
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8 posted 09-10-99 11:10 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I've raised a few too many glasses tonight already. *G* So forgive me, 'Deer one, if I simply say... Well done!
WhtDove
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I agree Balladeer. Does seem when we look back those days were always carefree! May we make these ones happy! So someday we can look back on em'!
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10 posted 09-11-99 07:18 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

"These were the days my friend, we'd thought they'd never end..."

"clink"!
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11 posted 09-11-99 05:47 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This brings a smile to my face. Raises her glass in a toast with you. "To wonderful poets, great works of arts, and most of all, good friends"

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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12 posted 09-11-99 09:23 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A toast to today! A wonderful place, wonderful friends and a wonderful poem... did I mention the poet is wonderful?
Justbleu
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13 posted 09-16-99 07:19 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I hope I look back fondly to "the good 'ol days too!! Sometimes I wonder though!! That was a wonderful way to tell of your future good old days!!! This place is very healing!! Thank You again for such wonderful words!!



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Doesn't matter how old you are... there are still plenty of good ole memories out there! Good one Mr. Balladeer!!!
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15 posted 09-16-99 02:30 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Deer - well done, old geezer. lol - I like this one, because I can relate to it so well. How does the saying go? "The older we get, the better we were."
Sally S.
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16 posted 09-16-99 04:31 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I'll sip from your glass, Deer. Lovely. I'm sorry that I've been away from the forums for so long. I truly have missed the great talent here. In particular....one who has caught my attention...er....quite a bit.


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Holding so fast by thine infinity;
So surely anchored on
The steadfast rock of immortality." ...Emily Bronte, "Last Lines"
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sir Balladeer: I don't consider myself old but I do look upon those bygone days of youth with fondness. And I guess I've never been so cognizant of time as in the past few years with my little ones no longer being so little. Today's days are perfect and I'm sure I'll look back in 15-20 years and wish for them once again. As always you have a wonderful way with words.
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18 posted 11-14-2003 12:25 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

I look back to 1999 and wonder where the time has gone....it's amazing.  I wish it would slow down!!!
Hope all is well Michael.
HUGS,
Bridgette

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I'm with you, Bridgitte!!!! Going way too fast for me...thanks for digging through the good old days!!
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1999,2003, where else would we be? Back on PIP reading all the oldies, missing you and what you write, come back. marty
Balladeer
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21 posted 05-18-2005 06:54 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Wow, Marty, you've  done some real digging!

Thank you for revisiting these old relics and enjoying them
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You are such a class act.  Thank you for making a difference on theses blue pages. God bless you Deer.

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23 posted 08-30-2016 03:02 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

True then, true now....
 
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