Treasure Island

David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Back Roads Of My Mind


Your memories fill each waking hour
You face fills each and every thought
Of the times we had together
That surface from the back roads of my mind

I remember the fields of bluebells
Where we used to walk hand in hand
The trees we used to lean upon
While we rested for a while

All these things and more linger for eternity
And you will find them
Written with a special love
On the back road of my mind

They were written with love’s pen
And if you look close into my eyes
You will see them there all the time
Written on the backs roads of my mind

Your memories are anchored there
Never straying away
Resting with love forever
On the back roads of my mind


31 March 2007

Submitted: Sunday, April 01, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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  • Original Unknown Girl (7/23/2007 11:38:00 AM)

    David, this is so very beautiful, I can see why you thought I would like it. It has the bluebells and the trees in there, of course the parts that got me weren't the stunning scenery but the emotion and the sentiments conveyed throughout. Brought a little tear to my eye yet I enjoyed reading it immensely. HG: -) p.s can't find the 'All roads lead to you'..... am I blind? ? (Report) Reply

  • ... Sheila (5/3/2007 10:31:00 AM)

    I love how you defined those old storehouses we keep in our heads as 'the back roads of our minds'. What a cool way of putting it. I adored this piece, as it made me take a little walk down the 'back roads' of my own mind. Thanks for the wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Shelley L Baxter-Stanley (4/23/2007 1:58:00 PM)

    My goodness this is a Great poem that is very beautiful and well written.I especially love how you kept ending each verse with your title..'Back Roads of my mind'! ...Perfect title and just a heartfelt read from beginning to end!
    Thank you David so much for sharing.You are a terrific poet indeed...and once again in this one you have showed it! ((Smile)) Top of the line 10 out of 10.
    =Shelley= (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (4/13/2007 10:26:00 AM)

    I agree with Theo, you have a remarkable way of expressing yourself, I love the title of this one David. Excellent poem David---Melvina--- (Report) Reply

  • Theodora Onken (4/11/2007 4:52:00 AM)

    Simply and purely exquisite. You have such a tender hearted way of writing, with such loving embellishments, that makes one wish there were a billion of you to go around!
    Warm regards, Theo (Report) Reply

  • Jim Foulk (4/9/2007 3:52:00 PM)

    david this was touching poem, with love in every word, you are fine poet and really enjoy reading your poety. (Report) Reply

  • Francesca Johnson (4/9/2007 10:06:00 AM)

    There's nothing Dodgy about this one, Dave! Seriously, it's beautiful and let's the reader share in your devotion to your lady. How lucky she is to be the recipient of all this. A heart-warming read.

    Love to you both, Fran xxx (Report) Reply

  • Not a member No 4 (4/8/2007 5:58:00 PM)

    This is one of the things I wonder about from time to time: just how long do those perfect memories last David? Like everyone else I have a whole array of them that I'd hate to lose or even have them fade. This is a very moving and very gentle poem - perfectly suited to its subject matter. It speaks of a sensitive heart. Well crafted emotion impact. Thank you, jim (Report) Reply

  • Emily =) (4/7/2007 1:25:00 AM)

    Wow, you've really expressed the emotions through cleverly picked words here,10/10! Thanks for sharing, great read. Emily -x- (Report) Reply

  • Pam Thomas (4/4/2007 3:50:00 PM)

    Oh David, what a wonderfully written poem. You have expressed so well the memories that sustain us all through this life. I love it! Big 10 from me my friend across the sea. Thanks for sharing. XOXO Pam (Report) Reply

  • Lisa Wilkinson (4/3/2007 1:34:00 PM)

    Hia David. Im online from Derby. Thought I would look you up again. I love the style of this poem, the contect and especially the repetition of that one phrase. Its a powerful phrase.Well done.Lisa (Report) Reply

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (4/3/2007 4:41:00 AM)

    D, thank you for pointing this out to me. Yes, it is beautiful. The road analogy works well, in both ways (the mental mapping and the physical adventure) . Finely composed, masterfully controlled pen. t x (Report) Reply

  • Marci Made (4/1/2007 2:20:00 PM)

    Breath taking beautiful~~~~your memories so eloquently expressed~~~~~~~memories, the things that NO ONE can ever take away from us! ~~~~thanks for sharing yours David~~~~~~~marci. :) xo (Report) Reply

  • JoAnn McGrath (4/1/2007 10:34:00 AM)

    Happening might take something from us but we will always have the memories.
    lovely piece. I too like the title (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (4/1/2007 9:00:00 AM)

    Woah! this is just marvelous, what a great idea!
    Top marks a ten for a star in action
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

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