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Pages of Time

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Pages of Time

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Opening the book of time
Pages engraved forever in my mind
Worn old pages all tattered and yellow
The house of my childhood
Memories twirling . . .

The smell of old wood and stained glass
French doors and a curved staircase
My little room
Overlooking the garden
The big claw foot bathtub
A lake to a child
The kitchen old and cozy with wonderful smells
Mom smiling  . . . 

A girl playing quietly on the front porch
Long hair in tangles and rosy cheeks
Grannie rocking and rocking
Dad busy in the garden humming a tune
Baby boy in his stroller sleeping
The hush of happiness . . . 

A child's table set for tea and dolls sitting pretty
Real teapot and cracked china cups
Kitty cat asleep in the sun . . .

I walk the shady street of memory
The big hill where I rode my bike
At the end of the street
A park lush and still green
Where water lilies float
And white swans drift . . .

Down the street
The old church with its big doors open
I enter the gloom of my mind
Sweet the smell of candles flickering
The memories flood back . . .

All the worn old pages
All tattered and yellowed with age
I open the book of time . . . 



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August 2, 2013

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For the contest, Good Poems Only, Nathan A.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 12:23:00 PM
    Congratulations and thanks for opening the book of time. I, too, found many wonderful memories therein....Jake

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 5:26:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem we can all share with you...congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 11:38:00 PM
    An outstanding poem bringing many nostalgic childhood mem'ries! My biggest hearty congratulations on your super win my dear friend! It's also been an honor for me sharing this wonderful win with you. Have a blessed wkend! love lots and biggest hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:17:00 PM
    congratulations.....SKAT

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 4:42:00 PM
    congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 9:17:00 AM
    Good poems category.....does not describe a poem that is above and beyond being "good". This is a beauty!! A lovely nostalgic memory in the most touching journey. (love your new name)

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:02:00 PM
    Hello Constance -CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome good poem' in Nathan's contest... always LINDA

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:06:00 PM
    a sweet win. "Nate

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 11:40:00 AM
    Wooooow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This poem was out of sight I love the poem "The old church with it's big door opens I enter the gloom of my mind", That is excellent poetry poet

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Wow, I just love the images you present with this write as you always impress on me, what a wonderful poem! I really enjoyed reading this delightful piece this evening! You have amazed me with this tremendous poem my friend, Great Work!!