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My Beloved Home Town

Do you remember the little soda shop,
Where we'd buy one soda and ask for two straws?
We'd sip very slowly, not wanting to stop,
Until the glass emptied and we had to pause.
So young and so carefree and in love, we'd hop
From one store to the next and laugh just because.
We loved our home town, where we wanted to stay,
Until we grew up and life got in the way.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 2/18/2019 8:01:00 AM
Delightful gem of nostalgia, Joyce.
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Date: 2/15/2019 8:20:00 PM
This is adorable. I'm glad to see it was on a winners' list and I am betting it placed high. Congrats, dear Joyce.
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Date: 2/5/2019 6:27:00 AM
Ahh!! Young love gives most any place a soft feeling. Enjoyed reading your winning entry. Thanks for stopping by with congrats. Sara..We are okay.
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Date: 2/5/2019 12:23:00 AM
The innocence of this lovely way of life you describe here brought tears to my eyes Joyce. I feel nostalgic for those wonderful days before technology took over and now everyone is glued to their cell phone even when they are with friends. Crazy! Congratulations on your wonderful poem's win! : ) xxoo
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Date: 2/4/2019 5:38:00 PM
Good for you.. a well deserved win. BG
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Date: 2/4/2019 4:00:00 PM
This rispetto was my favorite the first time I read it, Joyce! the flow was so effortless for such a restricted verse! jimbo
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Date: 2/4/2019 12:19:00 PM
Congratulations,Joyce. I was reading this out to my husband last night and commenting on how cute it was.
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Date: 2/4/2019 12:08:00 PM
Joyce, I love the way you took us back and recreated the "soda shop" scene in your home town. You created a carefree mood that could only be interrupted by maturing to adulthood. It was very difficult for me to judge this contest because contestants wrote so many incredibly beautiful poems. It's my hope that all of them will regard their entries as wonderful "stand-alone" poems. Congratulations on your win! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 2/1/2019 2:23:00 AM
Absolutely remarkable rispetto, Joyce! Wow! great story, vety loving and endearing...noce work!
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Date: 1/30/2019 12:18:00 AM
this is lovely Joyce, nice to read your work again.
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Date: 1/29/2019 10:07:00 PM
Thank you Arthur for your kind words. I've lived to the age where all that is left are my memories. Joyce
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Date: 1/29/2019 9:36:00 PM
I just added to fav poems, so I can also read this later on!!! :)
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Date: 1/29/2019 9:34:00 PM
Joyce this brought me back so many childhood memories of my summer vacations in in the country side of my grandparents house! thank you!!!!!
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