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  Memories of Home
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, November 03, 2007
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ďMemory,


All alone in the moonlight,


I can smile at the old days,


It was beautiful then;


I remember the time I knew


What happiness was,


Let the memory live again.Ē



Andrew Lloyd Webber






It seems like several very long lifetimes ago


Since I moved away from my childhood home


Yet, its cherished memories remain in my heart


No matter where on this earth I may have roamed



Almost every year now as the Holidays approach


I find myself traveling back to my old neighborhood


There, I always park directly across my old street


Reminiscing about those days so peaceful and good



The old homestead has now very sadly deteriorated


The old neighborhood has now seen far better days


Even the wondrous gigantic oak trees surrounding it


Seem tired and faded in the moonís cold, uncaring rays



Their long dead branches are no longer overflowing


With chattering squirrels and the lovely songs of birds


Even they now seem to have evaporated into the mist


And not a single trace or sound of them can be heard



My grandmotherís loving touch is long gone now


From the flower beds and the neglected brown grass


My fatherís very meticulous home maintenance vanished


And I suppose that nothing in this life is ever meant to last



But the old windows of this very weary old building


Are what always lead me to this beguiling old place


And if I gaze into them longingly and hard enough


Iím somehow transported back through time and space



I usually start with the old cracked basement window


And work my way up the face of the weathered brick


And soon, I miraculously spot my tiny old pal, Pepper


Gazing back at me through time now misted and thick



When I peer up to the first floor window


I somehow spot my extremely loving Dad


Heís diligently awaiting Momís return home


When he spots her, heíll be so joyously glad



As I gaze up at the next level of the old house


Who should I see but my beloved grandmother


She always patiently awaited my arrival home


In that old window she would constantly hover



Finally, my gaze wanders to the tiny attic window


What I spot there penetrates my very heart and soul


Itís a very happy mischievous young blond-haired boy


With that lovable old dog, with his fur of lustrous gold



They are excitedly peering down at the rustic old street


Watching the neighbors and vehicles meandering past


I soon hear a muffled echo of the boyís impish laughter


But it fades into the wind, and evaporates much too fast



Far too quickly that little boy and his dog begin to vanish


They have soon completely disappeared before my eyes


I sadly gaze up at the building and at the trees once more


And thatís when my heart and soul begin to sag and sigh



But I soon realize that these deeply etched memories


Of my home, friends, and family from the distant past


Are truly what sustain me in this hectic fast paced world


And in my heart and soul - they will always linger and last




Memories,


All alone in the moonlight,


I can smile at the old days,


It was so beautiful then.



And as I now drive off,


I remember them all again.






©2007, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by David Perry 11/8/2007
Great nostalgia. Great song from "Cats!"
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 11/7/2007
you are so lucky to have such memories. great to read them. my heart is always made lighter by knowing what good memories of childhood are like. Lady J
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 11/5/2007
ED... SUPER WRITE!

Oddly enough, my 1st book, BAWLMER, MERLYN - HOME OF THE HONS - was all about favorite memories - a memoir, covering 50 years. Those of us who are so fortunate to have GOOD memories, often don't empathize with others less Blessed.

To that end, I offer them a suggestion, taken from JULIUS CAESAR, in MARC ANTONY's famous speech:

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen - I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do is oft interred with their bones - the good lives after them. So let it be with Caesar."

ERGO - BURY BAD MEMORIES -- and if you have no GOOD ones, then CREATE THEM! Any single GOOD THING that one experiences, like reading one of ED's beautiful poems, IS TOMORROW'S GOOD MEMORY... and the NEXT DAY'S... NEXT MONTH'S... NEXT YEAR'S...

GOOD IS --- AS GOOD DOES! Tom.

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 11/5/2007
awesome, this write haunted me as you described the ghosts with perfect details...i've heard the memories live in our cellular structure...
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 11/4/2007
As I read your poem, I was remembering the homes of my grandparents and aunts and uncles who have died. I, too, sometimes drive to the cities where they lived and re-live those happy times by 'visiting' their homes. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy and remember those wonderful times in my life.

Kathy
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/4/2007
Bittersweet journey you have taken us on Ed. Thanks

Walt
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 11/4/2007
Looking back into the thickening by years accumulating fog, discerning a face here a smile there, yearning to feel that special tender caress on the face, the sound of a not forgotten voice.
Memories of home...like tick-tacks of an old clock telling you of times past.
Excellent!
Georg
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/3/2007
These are very pleasant memories worth remembering and your skill to present them makes the reader glued to the screen. Thanks dear Ed. for this beautiful offering
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/3/2007
Beautifully penned memories, Ed, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/3/2007
Aren't memories of the past beautiful
specially when there were lots of happy moments
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 11/3/2007
Ed, our memories are what our whole life is about, I carry so many fond ones as I look back on the homemade Christmases we had as children. There was no money and this time of the year I guess I think back even more then any other time of the year. Thank you for sharing such a memorable write.

newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 11/3/2007
Ed,
So fondly we remember, thank goodness you have fondness and not regrets or pain, like so many do. God bless you and your family.
Peace, love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Dale Clark 11/3/2007
What would we be without them. I always
said the bad ones got thrown away and
I think I have succeeded pretty much.
Reflection is good.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/3/2007
Been reflecting myself Ed. It's the time of year I think. Holidays are coming and dinners to plan, vacation days to get on the calendar and family to finally get to see. Like your old homestead...we all have memories that quicken our hearts this time of year. Thank you my friend.
Love,
Susan
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/3/2007
I wish I could have memories like that that I could as well cherish & recall with heartfelt painlessness...my childhood home is but a memory, torn down and replaced with a condo complex, but my beach is still there at least...(by the way love the song you attached to this one)...keep writing and remembering as life goes on...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 11/3/2007
Agreat tribute to the past. I feel that way about my beloved dog Midnight who was sadly put to sleep three years ago. Memories are a gift I know I am happy that I can remeber such joyful things . Great poem it is very full of wonderful things.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/3/2007
Reviewed by D Johnson 11/3/2007
Ed, a wonderful thing, memories. Nicely revisited.

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 11/3/2007
,,,MEMORIES,,, they keep our loved ones with us always, they never leave when you think about it,, because no one can take that away, and now that I think about it, what a wonderful gift! A reflection back to " The good old days " are the best!
Christine
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 11/3/2007
This is a beautiful poem, Ed, memoirs captured in words and a wonderful keepsake. This is a strong contrast from the humorous Halloween poems--which just goes to show that you're a wonderful poet.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 11/3/2007
This one gave me some tears, lovely poem. Heart wrenching song :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/3/2007
Excellent look at the past and so eloquently presented that I feel I was looking at it with you.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/3/2007
Beautiful nostalgic write, Ed, as only you can pen. Very well written; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 11/3/2007
a beautiful and loving write that speaks of the joy and people and memories that help make up who you are-a beautiful tribute to those times
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 11/3/2007
Mr. Ed, this brought back memories of summers spent with my sister at our grandmother's home. Playing over the fields, eating watermelon in the field, playing tag with the goats. What fun those times were. Thank you for reminding me of them. Such imagery and beauty in these words!
Love,
annie

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