Throwback Thursday #6

Echoes of my Childhood

Yesterday I took a walk

where the echoes of my childhood

whisper through the air-

The birds sing melodies

of songs from yesteryear,

and every tree, flower, and weed,

dance to their rhythm.

I walk through the symphonies,

and listen to the chords

of the breeze-

the drum beats of time

taking me back

to that little girl in pig tails-

Hop-scotch races and skinned knees,

laughter and skipping stones.

Sipping orange soda

from a glass bottle,

the taste still lingering on my tongue-

the memories just as sweet.

The sun illuminates my path,

a guiding light-

a reminder-

that the shadows of my past lay behind me,

And  life and time move forward.

A perfect balance-

of what was,

what is,

and what is yet to come.


I wrote this one three years ago. I went walking through the marshlands, my old stomping grounds, with my best friend. I told her about my childhood memories tied to the place, and it inspired this poem.

Love & life lessons,

Kristian

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21 Responses to Throwback Thursday #6

  1. Storyteller says:

    Such a beautifully worded poem. I can see you there sipping soda and playing hopscotch with your pigtails flying. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  2. parkermccoy says:

    Beautiful! The glass bottle makes all the difference.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. utahan15 says:

    the best perhaps as least as per some said

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Brad Osborne says:

    Beautifully written and expressed! You have a wonderful way of weaving the past, present and future together. Great poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Simon says:

    I went to somehwere I’ve not been to for over 30 years last year, I know the feeling – it stirrs memories.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jeff says:

    So beautiful. It brought me memories of my own childhood. Thank you! ❀
    P.S. Are you pulling for anyone in the WS?

    Liked by 1 person

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    Beautifully written β€οΈπŸ¦‹

    Liked by 1 person

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