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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2156013
Memories of days gone
Obituary of Innocence

Farewell to the lost days of simplicity
Easily forgotten this quaint era of time
Life's treasured memories rekindled
Scenes captured from days long ago
Pictures trapped in heart's refection
Tribute of a yearning remembrance
Painful reminder of time's passage

A butterfly's kiss at morning's break
Sweet aroma of the dewy morning grass
Barefoot caress of the pasture's blade
Lantern's of the firefly burning dim
Kin's reunion in joyous homecoming
Picnics in the park with family gathering
Playtime metered by the turning of the lamp
Trees clambered in leisure of merry youth
Yards filled with neighbors in idle chatter
Books of mystery perused under shady oak
Soft sounds of the hovering hummingbird
Echoing ripples on the pond from pebble's toss
Day's lazy siesta in the hammock swing
Hopscotch stirred dancing dust clouds of chalk
Twilight's endless tournament of tag
Chaste moments too numerous to count
Life uncomplicated with carefree surrender

Mourn not the departure, relive the eclipse
Sing not the song, a sorrowful march of death
Remember in fondness, let laughter reminisce
Let nostalgia grace, share lessons learned
Endow the traditions, bequeath the simplicity
Grant a legacy of love in tender revival of the past
Enjoy today's moment for tomorrow it passes

Embrace the Earth, Replant the seeds
Our ship of hope that we call home

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