Christine K. Trease

Rookie - 149 Points (June 2,1957 / Price, Utah)

Penny Candy And Nickel Cigars - Poem by Christine K. Trease

Penny candy and nickel cigars
A life that is far removed from ours
Carefree days-cool summer nights
The flame of love that spring invites

Fans created from paper scraps
Tired heads on dress-clad laps
White-gloved hands held to the lip
A swimming hole for a summer dip

Sticks and hoops, ropes and balls
The beckoning voice of summer calls
Picnic baskets filled with treats
Evil that goodness always defeats

Crisp fall air and autumn moon
A time when lovers coo and spoon
Moonlight graces new fallen snow
So swift the years, where do they go?

The parlor where folks sit and chat
A nice wide brim on a ruffled hat
We lounge on the porch swing admiring the stars
Through the moon-lit haze of nickel cigars

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  • Brian Dorn (12/18/2006 10:19:00 AM)

    A wonderfully nostalgic poem, Christine... amazing imagery and beautifully crafted. The reader can't help but yearn for the days of yore. Great write! !
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 26, 2006

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