I will return to my old roots,
That lie back on the Darling Downs.
I was brought up there long ago:
Warwick was my family home,
I will go back to that old town,
And see how much it may have changed.
My old high school will still be there,
That much at least will not have changed,
Although I will not be going there -
School days were not the best for me,
I was far too nervous and shy,
And had no great talent at all.
The town, of course, will have grown more,
No doubt a big complex or two
Will have replaced some smaller shops:
The whole skyline will have changed now,
Buildings will be higher now, too,
And will appear much more modern.
I will not know many people,
And those I did know may have changed.
I will visit a few old friends;
I hope they will welcome me back,
And will enjoy having a chat.
I will stay with my sister Jane -
I doubt if she will have changed much,
She will still be the same old Jane.
We have always kept in close touch,
Although we are not much alike.
I will visit my mother's grave,
So much has changed now she has gone,
She would not like the way things are,
She would regret the good old days,
When we were still together,
Before we had started anew.
Copyright © Beth Evans | Year Posted 2020
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