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Embracing the Obsolete

Time running, flowing
where are the treasures
of yesterday
so many things gone, vanished
the horse and buggy
the rumble seat
but more than that
as time goes by
the young don’t even seem to try
to embrace the things that we hold dear
like morals and values
it’s all to clear
the things we embraced in our youth
time took it’s toll
and no longer plays a roll
but with help and patience
kind and true
we might just see this generation

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  1. Date: 8/9/2009 4:14:00 AM
    Trudy, Do not fear. God is near. And there are still many young folks that hold his love within their hearts. The foolishness and mistakes of the upcoming generations will pass as they are "loved" through it and "shown" by example that there is a better way. The human heart, connected to God will make it... by good examples observed. I HOPE! Very nice poem. Always, DAS-J

  1. Date: 7/28/2009 4:20:00 PM
    Thanks for your comments Trudy. This is a subject I have oftne addressed s I have lived a long time and seen too many changes. Well done. Joyce

  1. Date: 7/28/2009 10:05:00 AM
    WOW! You write beautifully!! More-More-More!! Thanks for your comments...Lary

  1. Date: 7/26/2009 8:43:00 AM
    A write so true Trudy>>James

  1. Date: 7/25/2009 2:20:00 PM
    Every generation shakes its head at the younger generation. I remember how horrified my grandma was when I wore a pair of shorts, telling me ladies don't show off their legs, lol. We can only trust that the morals we taught them when they were growing up will stand them in good stead, as ours did. Thought provoking poem and well written. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 7/25/2009 7:40:00 AM
    We can only hope that young people will find value in all of the "treasures" of their own days. It's clear that values, like morals, have changed. Perhaps those values we cling to are considered "obsolete" by the new generation. Excellent, thought-provoking write, Trudy! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/25/2009 12:01:00 AM
    generation after generation,many times forgetting what our past ancestors achieved..yesterday gone sweet nostalgia here,things we embraced in our youth,ow those happy days--and tomorrow behind the door--excellent--charma

  1. Date: 7/24/2009 8:08:00 PM
    Great message. Awesome Rhymes. Tyler

  1. Date: 7/24/2009 7:28:00 PM
    am smiling! just when you think they weren't paying attention....they surprise you!!!!! love ALL your poems!! Trudy, jim