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The Days of Old

Tending a garden with loving care

Her friend lost his life on a dangerous dare~

the old man lays his hoe down

Sorrow makes her feel as if she will drown;

and walks to the house for his lunch

she misses her friend, the best of the bunch

topped off with a single slice of apple pie.

and she’s left reaching for his star in the sky.

The days of old have passed away

a time of hard work that brings pride

days filled with tasks and projects

necessary for living and growing and learning

Now too much time with nothing to do

lack of motivation keeps kids down

depression, obesity, meds and pain

makes me wish for those days of old.

Linking to the open links for Real Toads and d’Verse Poets.

13 thoughts on “The Days of Old

  1. Reminiscing about the past can bring such joy in perspective. And it does seem that what we enjoyed then has lessons for those who are living now. Passing on such awareness to others in poetry is the best possible way to help others grow as we have grown.

  2. nice…really nice progression in this…i really like the opening cleave and then into the regular verse…it is symbolic in a way…and you know there are def days i wish for the days of old…

  3. The structure of this poem forces the reader – or me at least – to look at the narrative from both sides of the equation. Inventive, and an intriguing verse.

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