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House On Memory Lane

Feeling nostalgic, I went back home
To a house on Memory Lane
A sentimental trip, through the years that have flown
To a three bedroom, small white, wood frame

Where memories were built on a GI loan
And little boys were forged into young men
Where the little boy in me, is still running free
Through cotton fields up to his chin

The old house was still standing in some disrepair
The gravel roads had all been paved
'neath the cottonwood tree, my daydreams were still there
With the initials my puppy love engraved

There was no father or mother, no sister or brother
No neighbors I used to call friend
No games to be played, no gold to discover
Only memories of way back when

But the love we shared, I saw everywhere
In the garden, in the flowers and the trees
And the life lessons I learned from the spills and the dares
Gave me warmth in the cool winter breeze`

Then sitting in the swing where I first learned to fly
I heard the whistle of the afternoon train
So I packed up my thoughts, said my final goodbye
To the house on Memory Lane.

    by Daniel Turner

Copyright © Daniel Turner | Year Posted 2019


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  1. Date: 8/18/2019 11:23:00 AM

    Daniel, I was sent to your blog because of the nonsense going on at the other poetry site. But I'm glad I stayed to read some of your poems. I love to take a trip down memory lane myself. -Richard
  1. Date: 8/13/2019 2:59:00 AM

    Happy Birthday Danny! We miss you. I hope you're well? Aloha, Connie xxoo
  1. Date: 7/27/2019 2:24:00 PM

    The views on this poem tell their own story- a trip down memory lane - something we all do from time to time. Loved this poem Daniel. Hugs, Jennifer.
  1. Date: 7/9/2019 5:48:00 PM

    remembrances deeply stored in the heart, daniel... beautifully done!...huggs
  1. Date: 7/2/2019 8:57:00 PM

    You had some nice memories, Daniel, never could remember mine. Enjoyed reading. Hugs dear friend
  1. Date: 6/29/2019 9:49:00 AM

    I love this poem Daniel! I’m so happy I got to join you on your trip down memory lane :)
  1. Date: 6/10/2019 9:30:00 AM

    What a nice memory. Kind wishes, Kai
  1. Date: 6/8/2019 7:52:00 PM

    Beautifully reminiscent of days before. I look forward to reading more of your poems. Terri
  1. Date: 6/1/2019 1:01:00 AM

    I came back to Fave this wonderful nostalgic poem Danny. Love it! xxoo
  1. Date: 5/25/2019 8:00:00 AM

    Enjoyed this write...All the best Daniel
  1. Date: 5/22/2019 1:00:00 PM

    This is a real gem of a poem, Daniel! Keep writing as it gives us something to look forward to reading! This brightened my day! :)
  1. Date: 5/10/2019 1:32:00 PM

    This is an example of beautifully expressed nostalgia. I see it was posted some months ago, I do hope you have not stopped writing. // Barry
  1. Date: 4/1/2019 8:04:00 PM

    Danny, this is the first poem I've added to my favorites in quite a while. I love this fine poem, which reminds me of my own trips down "memory lane"! Janice
  1. Date: 3/27/2019 9:59:00 PM

    love this rhyme've captured your memory of this day of memories so beautifully! :)
  1. Date: 3/26/2019 6:34:00 PM

    Rereading this one. It's so beautiful!
  1. Date: 3/16/2019 12:02:00 PM

    It is hard to go back to a house where a family full of love used to be. I had kind of the same experience. The one thing I learned is a home isn't a home with out my loved ones being in it. There were great memories but the warmth was gone. I liked this one. It flowed smoothly. I hope you have a good St. Patrick's Day.
  1. Date: 3/6/2019 8:25:00 PM

    Hello Daniel, It seems that you have had good memories of your childhood. I enjoyed this poem. have a nice evening my friend.
  1. Date: 3/4/2019 7:14:00 PM

    This is such a wonderful poem! It flows beautifully, like a song. I was captured and drawn into every line. A fave for me, Daniel!
  1. Date: 3/3/2019 1:55:00 PM

    This is an EXCELLENT poem. It really resonates with me; I've made that same trip! Janice
  1. Date: 2/28/2019 12:39:00 PM

    A deeply touching piece my friend. This takes me back to my early days too. Days long gone but not forgotten. Great write. Love it. God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 2/28/2019 2:23:00 AM

    Daniel, this brought a tear to my eye, all I can say is not only amazing poetry, you stirred memories as well!
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 3:36:00 PM

    Wow! Awesome writing, Daniel. You grabbed my attention immediately and it felt like I was there with you on this stroll past the house on Memory Lane. Congratulations on your POTD! So well deserved. Hugs, Carolyn
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 12:24:00 PM

    I love this Danny. Who says you can never go home again! Congratulations on your deserving honor of POTD! : ) xxoo
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 6:51:00 AM

    Your poetry is expertly written with a gold heart medal round your neck, Love it, I give it a 10.
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 2:52:00 AM

    This is excellent, Danny! Nostalgia...The type of poem which comes from deep within, where one can feel every word. The ending is super! Regards // paul
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 12:49:00 AM

    Wow Daniel! Wonderful! Excellent piece of work expressing childhood memories beautifully. Congrats for POD.
  1. Date: 2/27/2019 12:46:00 AM

    Wow Daniel! wonderful! Very well written. Congrats on POD.
  1. Date: 2/26/2019 9:59:00 PM

    Memories are what take us back to yesterday. This is beautiful and tender. Congratulations Daniel, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
  1. Date: 2/26/2019 5:24:00 PM

    dropping back with my congrats on a very well deserved POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 2/26/2019 3:40:00 PM

    Congratulations on this gem being chosen as POTD. I too once took that trip back home, searching for the treasures remembered from my childhood. Some few came back but reality and time had so changed what I saw there, I was disappointed. For there did not appear the ones so beloved, that had passed on.
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