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Withered Pages of My Childhood

I open the book of time once more and again, where pages are engraved in my mind; the worn old pages- all tattered and yellow, oh, here is the house of my childhood; and my memories come twirling . . . The smell of old wood and the stained glass, the french doors and the long curved staircase; my little room overlooking the garden, and the big claw foot bathtub- a lake to a child; the kitchen old and cozy with wonderful smells, mom humming as she cooks . . . A little girl (me) playing quietly on the front porch, with long hair in tangles and rosy cheeks; and grandma rocking and rocking and knitting, and I hear dad busy in his workshop; my baby brother in his stroller sleeping, oh, the happiness . . . A child's table set for tea and dolls sitting pretty, a real teapot and some china cups (a gift from grandma); my kitty cat Snowball asleep on one chair . . . I walk up the shady street of my memory, up that big hill where I rode my bike; to the end of our quiet dappled street, and into a park lush green and full of songs; oh yes, the water lilies float on the pond, and white swans and ducks drift . . . Further down the street and up a hill, is an old church with big ornate doors; I enter the gloom in my mind remembering, pungent the smell of candles flickering; and the memories flood back . . . The worn withered pages of my childhood, all the pages tattered and yellowed with time; then slowly- I close tight this book of time, until the next time . . . _______________________ July 7, 2019 Poetry/Verse/Withered Pages of My Childhood Copyright Protected, ID 19- 1164-783-02 All Rights Reserved. Written under Pseudonym. Written for the contest, Childhood Memories sponsor, Chantelle Anne Cooke First Place

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Date: 5/21/2020 5:34:00 PM
Hello Dear Heart, these are good memories. of your past. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Dear Heart
Date: 6/3/2020 3:37:00 PM
Darlene, thanks for the comment and visit _ Constance
Date: 9/21/2019 1:26:00 AM
I love the journey with you through very special times in your life, you have very wonderful memories to share and I enjoyed all of them.
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:49:00 AM
Dawne thank you for the love!
Date: 8/3/2019 6:51:00 PM
This is amazing storytelling Constance congrats on a fine write and win!
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:50:00 AM
John thanks for the compliment and the congrats!
Date: 8/3/2019 12:37:00 AM
Congrats.. Enjoyable write..
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:52:00 AM
Debjani thanks for the congrats!
Date: 7/21/2019 4:15:00 PM
Awesome, Constance. A most deserving top winner. Bravo on your gold medal.
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:52:00 AM
Line thanks for the awesome and the compliment!
Date: 7/13/2019 10:27:00 PM
What beautiful and lovely time to remember. Good win1
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:53:00 AM
Lonna thank you for the compliment!
Date: 7/13/2019 12:43:00 PM
Congratulations on your win...beautiful childhood memories.
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:53:00 AM
Jeanne thank you for the compliment!
Date: 7/12/2019 3:40:00 AM
This is absolutely beautiful! I am a fan of your work. Congratulations!
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:55:00 AM
Eunice thank you for the beautiful and the congratulations!
Date: 7/11/2019 8:51:00 PM
Congratulations dear heart, such beautiful memories tou share
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:56:00 AM
Georgia thank you for the beautiful and the congratulations!
Date: 7/10/2019 5:27:00 PM
I love this, Constance, just love it ... congratulations, Dear Poet, on a deserved win! Fav-ing, and I'm stingy with those. ;o) <3
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 11:58:00 AM
Greg thank you for the congrats, the love and the fav!
Date: 7/10/2019 5:10:00 PM
Congratulations Dear Heart on your Trophy win! This a fav for me. You elegantly expressed such incredible imagery pulling the reader in to your exquisite pen! Well done! Chantelle :)
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 12:00:00 PM
Chantelle thank you for the contest that inspired this poem and for the wonderful placement. It means a lot to me!
Date: 7/8/2019 8:49:00 AM
It's lovely to look back sometimes remembering happy memories and your mind takes you from one memory to another. When you come to you realise how so much has changed. Loved ones no longer around, buildings knocked down and replaced with others. Good luck in the contest. Tom
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 12:03:00 PM
Tom thank you for the great comment!
Date: 7/7/2019 7:48:00 PM
Beautiful poem... sometimes it’s nice to flip the pages of memories even if just for a moment or two! Enjoyed this one :) hugs
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Dear Heart
Date: 9/21/2019 12:03:00 PM
Sandra thank you for the beautiful!