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Just Down the Road

Just down the road, before that first hill
is where I learned to ride my bike
and took my first spill

Just down the road the old dusty school bus 
picked me up, where Billy pulled my pig-tails
and made me blush

Just down the road in that field of clover,
under that big old oak
is where we buried my dog, that got ran over,
just down the road

Just down the road on that old wooden bridge,
Is the place my grandpa took me to fish
It wriggled it's way off my hook - I told Grandpa,
"I didn't want to look," as it swam away

Just down the road, late at night, is the place
my friends and I caught  fire flies,
as they lit our walk back to our house,
where we opened our jars and let them out

Just down the road past old man Squire's
Is where my car broke down with a flat tire
Old Man Squire helped me jack it up, 
loaned me a spare - filled with air 

Just down the road near that clear water creek
is the quiet spot where I would sit and think -
think about times like today - things, I wish
I could say, wish I could be... that lay hidden
just down the road

Copyright © regina branham | Year Posted 2014


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  1. Date: 4/5/2016 10:20:00 PM

    regina branham, awesome poem. LINDA
  1. Date: 6/5/2014 3:28:00 AM

    Thanks Michael -
  1. Date: 6/5/2014 2:50:00 AM

    beautiful ode to longing... reminicent of the classic blues tune ' furthur on down the road' excellent poem
  1. Date: 6/2/2014 1:47:00 AM

    Regina this is an excellent write....David
  1. Date: 6/1/2014 9:47:00 PM

    Thanks to all for taking the time to read and then comment. I really appreciate it.
  1. Date: 5/29/2014 11:39:00 AM

    congrats,Regina,great write
  1. Date: 5/23/2014 9:18:00 PM

    amazing win Regina....SKAT
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 11:03:00 AM

    It's a nice take on the theme of the contest. Congrats on the win, regina
  1. Date: 5/19/2014 8:51:00 AM

    big cheers on your win, regina.. huggs
  1. Date: 5/18/2014 7:23:00 PM

    Roads can hold so many memories from our childhoods. They are a part of our lives more often than we realize. Your poem is just wonderful, Regina! Congrats on your first place win! Well deserved!
  1. Date: 5/7/2014 6:15:00 PM

    this is absolutely beautiful hope its for the contest! hugs Jan xx