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Author Name: FreeGlata 1 Comments
Date Added: October 11, 2018 17:10:24 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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You Can't Go Home
I went back about five years ago
To the place I used to live
Oh, to relive all those days again
What I wouldn't give!
Nothing there still looked the same
But the memories lingered still
I closed my eyes; drifted back in time
And my heart began to fill
That old worn trail's grown over now
Where I once frolicked every day
The creek is not as deep and wide
As it seemed when I once played
The spring where water was so good
I never did locate
The old root cellar had fallen in
The door hanging like a broken gate
Daddy's garden, now long gone
Now covered up with weeds
The flowers mama used to grow
All gone, not even seeds
The mountain pass I once wore bare
Is nothing more than a groove
Grown over with brush and bramble
No longer a trail so smooth
But I closed my eyes and held my breath
And for a moment I was there
A barefoot child running wild and free
Without an earthly care
I weep in silence every day
As I think of all that's gone
It only serves to remind this heart
You really can't go home.

Author's Notes:
It really is sad to look back and realize that your childhood was but a fleeting moment, and that time marches brutally onward.
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Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 11, 2018 06:03:13 PM Report

Did that about five years ago.  The well worn trail I had worn was gone and where it was is all poison ivy.  Your poem brought back memories.


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