Snowflakes a-fallin', in the kitchen Mom's callin',
'You youngins' get out of that bed! '
The day's now a-wastin', the biscuits a-bakin'
And I got lots to do 'ere ye're fed.
Son, help your brother straighten up those covers
You never know who'll drop by today;
Go wash up with the others, gather round the table,
Hold hands, and now let us pray:
‘Lord, for the night's rest we're grateful
For those 'round the table and for daily meat;
Now bless what's before us, in the name of Jesus, '
Alright, now y'all can eat.
When y'all are through eatin' the chickens need feedin'
And there's firewood that needs bringin' in.
Now go feed your dog, give the scraps to the hogs
And bring back an armload of kindlin.''
It seems just like yesterday we sat at that table,
Mom and Dad and the whole family;
I never knew then just how precious to me
Would those wintertime memories be.
No, we never were rich in material things,
Tough times made you want to cry;
But we had love to spare for all of us there
And for any stranger that dropped by.
They say you can't go back to days gone by,
I'm sorry, but I must disagree—
For I often do return and again live
As in this, my wintertime memory.
© Loyd C. Taylor
A great memory filled poem. gave it a tenner, kind Sir. God bless all poets and readers alike-MJG.
We can certainly relive through our memories! A good poem Mr T aylor! -Raj Nandy
What wonderful scenes you painted for us with this one Loyd, and like Tia, I too feel I am viewing a warm movie about real family life. Lots of us can only yearn for such memories but thank you for sharing yours in this way. Do keep writing about such memories. from Fay.
I can't stop smiling, I have this little movie going on in my head, with the accents & all. What a rich life you have had - absolutely wonderful to read, thank you.
This is a heart-warming poem...a delightful read...a tender evocation of childhood memories...beautifully written!
Such a wonderful poem! Yes, I agree that such Winter memories never die!
It is REALLY a pretty poem makes you live the moments you are taking about. Your reading has been mixed with music you choose, so they give together a very nice tone. But actually i see that your dropped a word in the poem although your read it in your recitation, in stanza number five, line number one, (It seems just yesterday.....) it should to be as you read it (It seems just LIKE yesterday.....) I like it, thank you for sharing that with us.
A beautiful poem bringing in a train of sweet childhood memories of a blissful time! Yes, those memories never die, but surge in our mind now and then to sweep us back to a time of bliss and unalloyed joy when we lived under the loving care of our parents! Though its rendition I couldn't hear, I love the poem as it has evoked such strong memories in me! I invite you to read my poem Nostalgia..... almost similar in spirit!
............oh I loved this poem.....thanks so much for sharing this with me....hope your day is filled with many blessings....and your new year also :)
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
I've guessed from the first stanza that it's about your childhood!) Much enjoyed your poem! It's so... warm and heartfelt! And that charming southern language!) Great piece and wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing!