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Poetry By: attanasio

Just a look at nostalgia!

Submitted:Jan 6, 2012    Reads: 19    Comments: 5    Likes: 3   


By: Joe Attanasio

Remember the "good old days"

Excitement that set you ablaze

Situations, people and things

That tug at our "hearts strings"

Take a sentimental journey back

To the things in our life we now lack

No matter if they make you happy or sad

These are strong memories we have all had

A heartfelt yearning for things of the past

Take a trip with me, it is a blast

The taste of a hot dog at a ball game

Today it doesn't seem quite the same

Roller skating down the street

Playing stickball was quite a treat

Hide and seek as nightfall fell

Where you hid you might never tell

The roller coaster, scary as hell

The carnival had a unique smell

The smell of a real Christmas tree

The yearly visit too the sea

Nostalgia drives depression away

Recalling when we used to play

Thinking of simple happy times gone by

Brings a warm glow that makes us high

Nostalgia springs from an old song

Into the past it carries us along

At least in thought we can return

So many things from our past we yearn

When we see an old classic car

Or remember getting to the sand bar

When we ran everywhere we went

Or drew with chalk on the cement

When all around girls jumped rope

Long summer days were filled with hope

Building a snowman for hours

Walking by the river picking flowers

It energizes our brains to re-live it

Sweet memories to recall if we permit

What things were you fond of?

What do you remember that you really loved?


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