Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Edward Patterson, iRichard Rydon, iOdyssia Learning, iKim Lambert, ialex canton-dutari, iLinda LeBlanc, iRobert Mills, i

  Home > Mainstream > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Donald H Balsley

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Sponsor Me!
· Poetry
· 12 Titles
· 44 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Jan, 2009

Donald H Balsley, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
The Last Horseman
by B. B. Riefner

Join a modern Noah or Don Quixote as he fights his way from Spain in 1936 to the Belgian Congo in 1963. He begins as an idealist mounted on a shaggy Siberian Pony and ca..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

by Donald H Balsley
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Donald H Balsley
•  The Final Prayer©
•  He Knew ©
           >> View all 12

Life goes by so fast but we will always have our memories.

THE PAST © Children are waiting their turn down the slide then race to the merry-go-round for a ride. Soon after the swing sets are filled with their glee where scrapes are forgotten on the elbow or knee. Lined up for a race they compete just for fun, grabbing and holding not caring who won. A quick pause for a drink from the garden hose, where they each have to spray, the other ones clothes. With giggles and laughs they roll down the hill, then it’s back to the top for another fun spill. He watches from a distance the old playground. on his face both a smile and a tear could be found. For a time long ago in this very same park, he played similar games until it was dark. As his eyes slowly focus, his daydream I can see, for that frail old man, on the park bench is me. Don Balsley

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 5/19/2009
A great and well written piece.I enjoy reading it,take care

Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/16/2009
Great write Donald.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 5/16/2009

This bought back memories. And I'm sure they hit you very hard watching the children and reminiscing of what once was. This was well written with great visuals.

Popular Poetry (Mainstream)
  1.  The Gift of Communication
  2.  Talk the Talk
  3.  in time for Mother's Day
  4.  Disposable Love
  6.  WE ARE
  7.  Nowadays
  8.  R E D
  9.  unraveling...
  10.  It's the Law

Journey from Shanghai by Lucille

When her father dies, Rafaella Bardini at age 18 finds herself taking charge of resettling in Italy with her mother, Mai-yeen, who has bound feet and no Italian. Learning and survi..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.