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Echoes of Children

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Echoes of Children

I was going through pictures I found in our attic
Pictures of our first newborn and more
Echoes of children ran through my mind
Like the surf hitting a distant shore
First day of school as proud as could be
First birthday party and riding his bike
On a picnic one summer under a tree
One getting ready for a Cub Scout hike
I stopped for a moment and gazed at the wall
Echoes of children playing in the hall
I found more in a box barely within reach 
From a family vacation in Virginia Beach
Little league pictures and ones from fifth grade
Marching in the Memorial Day parade
One taken with Santa and with Mickey Mouse
Echoes of children in this old house

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  1. Date: 3/11/2009 11:31:00 AM
    Love this poem on the outlook of children thanks for your comment

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 10:06:00 AM
    Tis is beautiful. Vince. Such tender sentiment. How fast the years fly by. My daughter is 22 and it feels like it was yesterday when we had her. I love comming across those pictures that I haven't seen in a while, that flood the mind with "Echoes"! Great poem! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 4:29:00 PM
    i love this. "Echoes of children in this old house" how beautiful & relatable this is. so many can relate. i don't have children, but this write can even remind one of their own childhood, children in their past, lost & left behind. a perfect melancholy tone underneath. great write.

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 1:01:00 PM
    I have two children and this really hit home for me. Please continue to share your beautiful words.

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 11:21:00 AM
    This is beautiful Vince, that's what it's all about, isn't it? My little one is 9, and I know, she is what makes it all really worthwhile, I knew it soon as I saw her and she just proves it to me more and more every day. Kids bring the sunshine to this dreary world. Thanks for such a precious write. :) Blessings and smiles, Amy

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 11:08:00 AM
    Vince, this reminds me of the lyrics to a Simon & Garfunkel song "...Long ago it must be I have a photograph preserve your memories they're all that's left you." I cannot look at old photos without crying. Beautiful poem. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 9:26:00 AM
    This struck a chord in me so strong. Makes me think of my mother who is always saying how much she misses us in the house. :( My daughter is growing so fast. Pretty soon she will be two! I can see into the future when she is all grown and doing the same thing. Looking at memories of old times captured in a photograph. Makes me want to grab onto her and never let go. Beautiful poem, Vince. Love Christie

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 9:00:00 AM
    Fond memories of a time gone, nostalgias are so intense, Vince. Nice flow, amazing images, and so much sadness evoking from the past. Great and moving piece. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 8:26:00 AM
    How fleeting is that time when they are ours...so soon they are out on their own, and we are left with our photos and our memories. A touching, tender poem that hits home to me. (Especially, after living in the same house all these years...this house filled with memories). Well done ~ Carrie