Treasure Island


(01/01/1966 / BIRMINGHAM)

A Country Boy At Heart

I want to climb the hillsides
And to see each wondrous view,
And find the peace I long for there
It's all I wish to do,
I want to walk down winding lanes
And to see the lands of green,
And to smell the pretty flowers there
And breathe the air so clean.
I just want to change my world
I need a brand new start,
And leave the strife of city life
A country boy at heart.

I want to cross the meadows
And to see the woodlands grow,
I want to find serenity
Wherever I do go,
I long to see the rivers
And the gently flowing streams,
Which sparkle in the sunlight there
Within a place of dreams.
I just want to change my world
I need a brand new start,
And leave the strife of city life
A country boy at heart.

I want to see the wheat that blows
Within the fields of gold,
I want to find the freedom
And the treasures there untold,
I want to hear the birdsongs
In early morning skies,
And to witness every sunset
And to watch each dawning rise.
I just want to change my world
I need a brand new start,
And leave the strife of city life
A country boy at heart.

Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2008
Edited: Saturday, May 11, 2013

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  • Emily Angel (7/22/2011 9:28:00 AM)

    The imagery in the poem is awesome! ! ! ! Feels like I'm somewhere in Scottish highlands! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (2/27/2009 7:52:00 PM)

    Andrew This is such a delight in every way as well as one in particular. My husband is a country boy at heart and he yearns for the rivers, the trees, to be carefree and share the bonding of country folk. Your poem just lilts along lifting my spirits and my dreams too.....Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Collins (5/30/2008 4:40:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed reading this so very much as the imagery is so perfected, that you actually can see the hills, and feel the tranquility..... Very good, and ever so gently penned....

    Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • C.R. Clark (3/23/2008 10:06:00 PM)

    An excellent read, Andrew. I share your sentiments. I've always been a country boy at heart, myself. Tremendous poem. Thanks and best regards. A-10-
    Richard (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (2/22/2008 4:03:00 PM)

    A Country boy with the heart of a lion, , , EXCELLENT PENNING MY FRIEND
    Fine crisp wording

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Versfeld (2/20/2008 8:26:00 AM)

    I guess it's what all people want. to be free and do as you please without all the strain of the city life and walls. Great poem; -) (Report) Reply

  • Jen Ann Wingfield (2/1/2008 5:43:00 PM)

    Nothing is better than A Country Boy At Herat, being raised in the deep mountains I can relate to this poem I don't like the city life either but put me out in the middle of nowhere away from all the people give me my freedom and my wildlife and I'm a country girl at home! Wonderfully written! (Report) Reply

  • Jeannie Ann Clark (1/26/2008 3:00:00 PM)

    What a well expressed poem....I live in the Texas Hill Country and it is beautiful. Thank you again and keep writing.10. (Report) Reply

  • Thad Wilk (1/21/2008 8:28:00 PM)

    Hey Andrew here in Texas thats what its all about! Nice write my friend! *10*! !
    Best regards Thad (Report) Reply

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