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When Time Was a Friend

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When Time Was a Friend

I was listening to oldies wishing the songs would not end
They carried me back to when time was a friend
A time when I wore a younger man's smile
Culottes, pedal pushers and love were in style
We rode our bicycles all over town
Put a flash light on the handlebars when the sun went down
Sometimes we'd gather in Dutch Hill Park
Play on the swings until well after dark
We smoked Luckies and Camels because we were men
Filters were for girls way back then
There were fights and laughter, sometimes a beer
A childhood lived without knowing fear
Mothers raised children, fathers worked hard
Wash was on clothes lines in the back yard
Somehow the bills got paid when they were due
Dads stopped on the way home from work for a few
Sometimes there were days without a penny to spend
Neighbors were family when time was a friend
We cherish those memories as we get old
Memories are more precious than silver or gold
I close my eyes say a prayer and to sleep I descend
Then dream of the days when time was a friend

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 10:37:00 PM
    Wow! This is really a good poem.

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 4:30:00 AM
    Nostalgically moving!

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 10:33:00 PM
    except for the part about cigarettes, this could have been MY youth!! NIce memories, Vince.

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 10:33:00 PM
    oh, and I love that last last (time not so much a friend anymore!)

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 8:35:00 PM
    I love when you do these writes you really should put them in a book! Thanks for stopping by..light & love

  1. Date: 9/18/2011 6:37:00 PM
    Made me smile. E.J.

  1. Date: 8/24/2011 7:35:00 PM
    Awesome Poem Vince. Very well depicting "time when it was a friend". I enjoyed it much and putting it in my favs for future entertainment ... I got a kick out of your comment on my poem about your 3 hour drive same as mine. still chuckling .. I sure hope your finger healed as that can be painful when using it so repetatively.

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 7:27:00 AM
    Enjoyed memory lane..The world is so different now in many ways but yet in ways the same..I am glad that I chose this one to read as one that I will have time to read today..Sara

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 9:04:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem, so touching and so true, I also yearn for those days of childhood when I had no cares and only time and thanks for you comments on my poetry, I so appreciate that~~

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 10:44:00 AM
    A beautiful piece of nostalgic poetry. Yes, we all have our precious memories. Even places that no longer exist can still do so in our heads, and we can go there whenever we like. Regards, robert.