I Remember

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Can you remember those times too?


I Remember 

I remember the times 
when the skies looked bright, 
the nights smelled merely serene.

I remember the times
when the mountains stood tall, 
the oceans floated with no debris.

I remember the times
when the buffalos roamed at will,
the landscapes were evergreen. 

I remember the times
when people always wore smiles,
their eyes beamed with what they had seen. 

I remember 
how the hugs from strangers had calmed me,
the nods that turned my stress into relief. 

I remember 
where the streets were safe for crossing, 
people's hearts had no distance in between. 

I remember 
we once sang with all the voices of different-colored skins,
painted the world with all the colors of the wind. 

I remember 
a place where once had no hatred and no tears, 
there were plenty of opportunities for all to win.  

I remember 
sincere love, peace and happiness ever existed, 
and I believe that they are still within our reach. 

 



Submitted: June 06, 2020

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tom mcmullen

We live in interesting times Derina, I grew up with Vietnam war, those were interesting time too Derina, and so it goes on, peace is hard to find...

Sat, June 6th, 2020 8:51am

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I had lived through wars too, Tommy. Many many wars. It is true that peace is not easy to find but it is still worth of striving for. As we have to.

Sat, June 6th, 2020 2:02am

HJ FURL

Such beautiful memories, happily and positively portrayed and full of hope and wishes. I hope they all come true. An enchanting poem.Thank You.

Sat, June 6th, 2020 1:40pm

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You are very welcome! Nice to hear from you again.

Sat, June 6th, 2020 7:32am

hullabaloo22

How different then to now, Derina.

Sat, June 6th, 2020 5:15pm

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Eaaxtally. Hulls.

Sat, June 6th, 2020 12:50pm

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