B.J. Ayers

Rookie - 114 Points (06/25/1940 / North Carolina)

A Time Gone By - Poem by B.J. Ayers

Do you remember the days gone by,
The friends you shared, the memories of all,
The games you played, when you would cry,
When you left home, and Mother would call,

Grandma visits, and the moments shared,
With two old people that seemed so old,
But always there, because they cared,
Grandpa’s jokes and the stories he told,

The Birthday parties, the special times,
The smell from the kitchen, as cookies were made,
Balloons, and toys, and all the signs,
The good times in life, before they fade,

The times you were bad, the punishment declared,
The look on Dad’s face, with the rage of a cat,
As he spoke to you firmly, with eyes that stared,
He said he felt pain, but you knew better than that,

With sisters and brothers, you had to share,
From bedrooms to baths, the toys or phone,
The times you felt, that they didn’t care,
As you sat by yourself, and felt so alone,

But then would appear, when you least expected.
As they lifted you up, with love and care,
Feelings you knew, but never suspected,
To work out a plan, for all to share,

The school mates you had, the teachers who cared,
Cafeteria Food and the school you were in,
The football team, and how they fared,
What was learned, and what you knew then,

All are memories from a life once survived,
So take a few moments and explore the past,
Not only the bad, of the life that thrived,
But rather the happiness, that will always last.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


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