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King of The Mountain

It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was heading to the park Meet some friends and play until well after dark It was a special time being young and free Riding the sliding board or climbing a tree An innocence searching for a pot of gold Never dreaming of growing old I was king of the mountain, on top of the hill I was Robin Hood and Buffalo Bill Pony tails and freckles were in style My heart would race when I’d see her smile We’d light up a lucky because we were men Filters were for girls way back then In the pavilion we’d meet the rest of the crowd While a transistor radio played music out loud Sometimes we’d lie in the grass and count the stars Or look at taillights and identify cars We’d ride our bicycles home at night On the handlebars we’d tie a flashlight We shared our happiness, joys and sorrow Living for today, not worrying about tomorrow I’m still king of the mountain and there I’ll stay Enjoying each moment with each passing day

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 8/6/2008 4:01:00 PM
Stay right up there your majesty. You brought back a lot of memories in this poem, Vince. I need to get back in the habit and do some more myself. God Bless and Thanks, Cile
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Date: 8/4/2008 8:57:00 AM
i love boyhood! bring it back.thx for comment on my seems to draw people in.matt
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Date: 8/1/2008 7:16:00 AM
oh to be young again. Vince what a wonderful tribute to a fantastic youth. it takes me back to my care-free days of summer. as always a pleasure to read your work. I'll be back soon with some great stuff. missed you guys love always, louise nelson
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Date: 7/31/2008 6:07:00 PM
A beautiful reminisce of one's youth. Loved that depiction and it made me smile. Yes, stay king of your mountain!:) Regards, Sara
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Date: 7/31/2008 6:54:00 AM
Hi Vince- I read some of your other poems and I have to tell you that you are the poet of the people.Keep in touch. Thanks
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Date: 7/31/2008 12:02:00 AM
Nostalgia to fill our minds and echo in all our hearts.Nice work Vince & thanks for your welcome comments.Rgds Brian
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Date: 7/30/2008 12:42:00 AM
How I wish I could go back and re-live the past. I realize now, that those days are more important to me than I thought they would be. But, as I can't go back, I try to live each day to the fullest. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful write! -Alana
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Date: 7/29/2008 11:23:00 PM
Vince it's a shame we can't go back and freeze time. Knowing what I know now I'd never want to leave those truly HAPPY DAYS. No one had very much money but on the other hand you didn'T need much either, Thanks as always for the memories. Blessings, Ron
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Date: 7/29/2008 5:02:00 PM
It truly was an age of innocence, especially in the more rural areas. Once again you have have captured the spirit of those long lost days. Thanks for a most enjoyable read. Regards Heidie
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Date: 7/29/2008 3:15:00 PM
I love your vivid memories of those "wonder years". ! The same era as when I grew up, when the world was at our feet! But what wonderful times they were! I feel sorry for kids of today......they have no idea what great times we had. Reading your poetry from those young years, you could easily have been some young rascal from my home town! Keep writing those memories for the rest of us to relive! Fondly, Carrie
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Date: 7/29/2008 1:04:00 PM
a great one you wrote here. i remember counting the stars and watching them fall to the ground and we would make a wish. this poem took me back as a lot of your poems do, those were great days that was for sure. enjoyed this poem.
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Date: 7/29/2008 12:29:00 PM
Hello Vince Wow! May we all always stay young at heart keeping all those wonderful memories alive. A different era, a different time one I cherish so much. Take care. Love Light Truth Patricia
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Date: 7/29/2008 10:55:00 AM
Vince, you are also King of Nostalgic Poetry. You have no idea how many wonderful childhood memories your poems bring back to me. Each poem, something new that I hadn't recalled in a long, long time. Your words are like magic. Awesome write. Thanks. Love, Shar
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Date: 7/29/2008 10:03:00 AM
Vince - what a uplifting poem that just flowed off the paper - this poem is very special indeed - If I hadn't quit adding to my favorite poem list this would be there for sure - in fact it's going there anyhow - stay blessed my friend
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