Heaven in a Lemon Peach Pie

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

it's time to face it. the world seems different when you're young. enjoy it.

I used to fly on the wings of the eagles,

And smile just as wide as the sky.

Every blade of the grass seemed so different,

I'd find heaven in a lemon peach pie.

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My roller skates rolled every season,

I'd run a mile in a blink of an eye.

Birds would sing as I slept in their shadows,

The Earth blessed me whenever I sighed.

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Now there's something that's subtly different,

I seem to wander after every goodbye.

The love and the laughter and beauty,

Are the same, but now I just want to cry.

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I'm going to try until my knuckles are bloody,

I'll be searching until the day that I die,

For that love and that laughter and beauty,

If I could only stop wondering why.

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So all you wonderful lovely young lovers,

And young poets with those words that can fly,

Hold on to the magic you give them,

And find heaven in a lemon peach pie.

 


Submitted: June 13, 2014

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Joseph Mark

Kinda reminds me of "Splendor of the grass."

Fri, June 13th, 2014 3:50am

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what is that? i'll read it if you can give me more info. does that mean you like it?

Thu, June 12th, 2014 9:02pm

Joseph Mark

Its an old poem I only remember a little of. "Though naught can bring back the feeling of splendor of the grass. Nor glory of the flower. Yet we continue, gathering strength from what remains behind." By the way, if you get a chance please check out my 330 Jay Street series. This novel is driving me crazy! 10 chapters in and I'm still not sure how to take it.

Fri, June 13th, 2014 4:11am

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i'll be over as soon as i can and give you my opinion. thanks again.

Thu, June 12th, 2014 9:48pm

Chris Green

Great poem. Each verse a little gem. As always your writing excels.
Regards
Chris

Fri, June 13th, 2014 5:47am

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thank you! i'm on vacation, and i finally had the chance to concentrate and relax. does wonders.

Fri, June 13th, 2014 8:53am

Medea Rene

This is quite a good poem - I like the flow of it and the simplicity, in my opinion the phrase 'Find heaven in a lemon peach pie' seems almost as if it's child-like innocence and that whenever things seem tough, just think back to those days of innocence

Fri, June 13th, 2014 7:42am

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exactly. back when the skies were the bluest, and the snow was fairy dust.

Fri, June 13th, 2014 8:57am

B Douglas Slack

I hear it telling me: 'Keep your youth as long as you can'. And I've tried to...

Fri, June 13th, 2014 1:38pm

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i try to every day. people laugh now, but there's a lot more shaking of heads. hmm, i wonder why? he he!

Fri, June 13th, 2014 8:58am

Mike Stevens

This is an excellent yet a bit sad poem Bruce; I think we all are miss what we had in our younger days; for the wonder we had in our youth. Now days it seems like the only thing we wonder is, "Was I ever really that young?"

Fri, June 13th, 2014 2:15pm

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and then, every once in a while, we feel the way we used to. what wonderful exhilaration!

Fri, June 13th, 2014 9:01am

springsun

This should be in school textbooks under the title "how to write a perfect romantic poem with modern words". It does rather resemble Wordsworth's 'Splendour in the Grass' in content, but the voice is undoubtedly Booksie's very own master poet, Brucek.

Oh, this really is perfect. Wonderfully balanced between melancholy, remembrance and encouragement. The innocence of childhood, the fond memories of tastes and smells that somehow never tastes or smells quite the same when you grow older... Wild strawberries are the taste of my childhood, one of the most fond memories I have. The smell of wild strawberries and treading them on a straw before eating them one at a time... See what you just did! Made me all nostalgic and mushy.

The line "Find heaven in a lemon peach pie" also reminded me of William Blake's famous line "Heaven in a wild flower", although, I have to say, yours sounds a lot more delicious! You know, my mum tends to call a really good cup of tea or coffee "bliss in a cup" or "joy in a cup", so I really am inclined to finding heaven in a piece of cake... Hmm, maybe I should just go and try that out. Lemon peach pie. Sounds scrumptious!

A splendid piece of poetry, my friend, as always! It's easy to read, produces some very vivid and pleasing - if at times melancholy - images and it tells an important story of appreciating the little things in life and remember them fondly, for one day, they will be your treasures. Thank for this.
Now I'm going to look for a recipe for lemon peach pie and see if I can't get a glimpse of heaven. ;)

Fri, June 13th, 2014 2:15pm

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i don't know if lemon peach pie even exists. it just sounded really good, both on the page and in my imagination. it should be a good taste combination; sweet and tangy together. springsun, i'd like you to be the first in the whole world to bake one, and then tell me how it turns out. if you rave about it, you'll just have to send me the recipe. damn, now i'm hungry! thanks once again for reading my work.

Fri, June 13th, 2014 9:09am

countrygirl12305

I loved your poem. While I was reading it, I could relate to it with some friends of mine who let go of their dreams when they shouldn't have. I made a connection to this poem. :)

Fri, June 13th, 2014 3:00pm

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good for you. now go have yourself a piece of pie. with ice cream. and go sit outside in the warm sun on a perfect afternoon. dr. brucek says it's good for what ails ya!

Fri, June 13th, 2014 9:12am

Shannan Browne

Amen... It is such a wonderful place those moments of true love... yes, then it's time to cry... such is the life cycle... sigh... Thanks Bruce, nice work. Trusting you are well :-) $

Fri, June 13th, 2014 5:50pm

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yes, true. and i am fine. thank you for caring.

Fri, June 13th, 2014 11:16am

Comgree

loved it, the ending was the 'kicker'.

Fri, June 13th, 2014 9:52pm

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thank you. tied up nicely.

Fri, June 13th, 2014 10:01pm

Ava Rosien

Bruce, you have such a range of talent! I liked this very much. A bitter sweet moment in time when one reflects of how they view the world over time.

It's both romantic and pensive in it's content and I enjoy the fact that we try so hard to hold on to the youthful way we saw things once. Excellent writing my friend!! Kudo's to you. :)

Sat, June 14th, 2014 5:15pm

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thank you so much. you've been a wonderful fan for a long time. i appreciate that. take care!

Sat, June 14th, 2014 8:23pm

April Pearl

Very touching...days run so fast...years roll by and it seems like it was yesterday and all gone so fast..nostalgic for me good one..

Sat, June 14th, 2014 7:08pm

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thank your april. they sure do.

Sat, June 14th, 2014 8:24pm

Teri Cross Chetwood

Nice job, Bruce. If anyone could make me enjoy poetry, it's you.

Sun, June 15th, 2014 4:30am

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i'm sure going to try. thanks teri.

Sat, June 14th, 2014 9:33pm

Insane Membrane

lovely sentiments Bruce .. we can all learn a lesson from this as well as enjoy reading it

Sun, June 15th, 2014 10:02am

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cool! glad you could take something away from this.

Sun, June 15th, 2014 7:26am

Irwinagain

I agree with all the above and I would add I love the ballad form when it is executed correctly as indeed this piece is and of course the content is something I definitely empathize with. Lovely piece Bruce.

Sun, June 15th, 2014 1:17pm

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thank you so much. i thought i'd pulled something off with this, but i wasn't sure. this makes me happy. thanks irwin!

Sun, June 15th, 2014 7:28am

glitter snow426

love this, sooooooooo cute wondrous very pleasant!!It is such a sweet,happy one Special theme, love laughter and beauty!! BIG HIT with me

Sun, June 15th, 2014 11:15pm

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thank you. i thought you'd like it!

Sun, June 15th, 2014 4:43pm

shyam sundar bulusu

“Birds would sing as I slept in their shadows. The Earth blessed me whenever I sighed.” Beautiful lines. Kindled happy memories. True, life, nay the whole universe, seems different when one is young. Thanks, Bruce, for sending me on a happy nostalgic trip. I like it.

If you have time, please read my “Symphony of Violence”, which I posted a few days ago. Thanks.

Mon, June 16th, 2014 2:42am

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thank you. what if, throughout our whole lives, we continued to experience new things for the first time? would we continue to experience that sense of wonder? who knows. the sad fact is, we all seem to end up in adult routines, and much of that feeling goes away. thanks for reading. i'll come over and take a look at your piece.

Mon, June 16th, 2014 9:32am

MOmObeena

Lovely, truly lovely descriptions!

Mon, June 16th, 2014 9:28am

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thank you.

Mon, June 16th, 2014 9:45am

jmoney

I really love this ^_^ amazing choice of words :)

Thu, June 19th, 2014 6:19pm

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thank you! that was an amazing comment!

Thu, June 19th, 2014 11:37am

Benyoucef

Great poem Bruce, its simplcity is that of the times you describe, I'd like to think that I'm enjoying my lemon peach pie right now, but I would only know after a while, this was a great read, thanks for suggesting it.

Fri, June 20th, 2014 10:54pm

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my pleasure. i'd like to think i'm still enjoying lemon peach pie as much as i used to, but somehow i think i enjoyed it a lot more when i was younger. such is life.

Fri, June 20th, 2014 8:49pm

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