Thursday, July 21, 2011

Childhood Summer Memories, Part VII

                       Wasn’t it just yesterday
                     I rolled down the grassy hill
in your backyard like a baton
while you sat at the wrought-iron
table and clapped in delight?
I’d pop right up and gallop
back to your loving arms
then do it all over again.
Wasn’t it just yesterday
I strolled through the hills,
amazed at those rolling streets
so unlike the pancake where I lived?
Faster down than up I’d run
all the way to the concrete ditch
where I played with imaginary friends
until you called me back to your loving arms.
           Yesterday is a fingerprint in my heart and soul,
             your sweet memory lives in the words I write.

@laurie kolp


Daydreamertoo said...

Such lovely memories to cherish, too, captured as if by photographic memory, here.

Unknown said...

Sweet memories of childhood!

Bagman and Butler said...

Very powerful rememberance. They would love it.

Anonymous said...

"Yesterday is a fingerprint in my heart and soul"

Lovely imagery to describe memories!

jabblog said...

Childhood memories are so sweet and so near.

Mary said...

Yes, wasn't it just yesterday? I feel he same way. I am so glad you are preserving your childhood memories in poetry.

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Anonymous said...


Welcome sharing your poetry with us today.

Poems that are old but need more attention, poems related to nature and life are welcome.

Keep up the excellence.
Hope to see you linked in and share.