Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Front Porch...

The Front Porch
Jimmy Priest
The front porch holds my memories
dreams, hopes and fears
endless hours I have spent
laughing and shedding tears
The rocking chair stands still
hiding in plain sight
waiting for a companion
to join it through the night
Seeking out laughter and fun
offering good advice
watching children run
giggling and chasing fire flies
The goals of a young boy
the angst of a teen
reflections of a man
how long ago it all seems
Sharing a moment alone
like looking through the glass
at a world that passes by
moving way to fast
A world within a world
where a boy could be king
over lands far away
free from everything
A small breeze passes through
sharing the scents of the night
as I close my weary eyes
listening to the last few cars drive by
The visitors come and go
creating memories for my past
as I sit on the front porch
alone with my thoughts at last


Ruth said...

Wonderful nostalgia. I love porches, and yours looks so very cozy. We had a big one growing up, in Grand Ledge, and we watched storms come through town and flood the street. Then we'd go out and splash in it.

Sandy said...

Wonderful front porch, just great. I could cozy up there just fine.

Anonymous said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!


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