Treasure Island

jim hogg

The Lights of Castle Kennedy

The lights of Castle Kennedy


I see the copper beech between
The plane tree and the ever green
The old stone wall beside the road
The crescent where the street lights glowed

A bunch of kids outside the shop
When time was slow but didn’t stop
In photographs of black and white
Our loads were small, our eyes were bright

Still playing in my memory
Those nights in Castle Kennedy
I hear a haunting melody
By the lights of Castle Kennedy

The stone fights in the county yard
Left some of us a wee bit scarred
I get the urge to call you yet
A number I can not forget

I see the leaving and the loss
The waters we would never cross
The winter nights beneath the moon
The endings that came all too soon

still playing in my memory
the sights of Castle Kennedy
I hear a haunting melody
By the lights of Castle Kennedy

I ran my fingers through your hair
But I was still too shy to dare
As summer stars gave way to dawn
The moment came and then was gone

I look across the fields from here
so far away and yet so near
two kids beneath the amber light
an endless bend, a winters night

still playing in my memory
those nights in Castle Kennedy
I hear a haunting melody
By the lights of Castle Kennedy
By the lights of Castle Kennedy


Submitted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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  • Iris Blue (11/28/2013 11:20:00 PM)

    A nostalgic ballad of love and loss - the emotions stirred are tangible and the haunting melody audible... (Report) Reply

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