Those Years of Yesterday

Standing in the stillness, the snowflakes falling ‘round;

Peaceful voices softly whisper of the memories to be found.

Friends and families gathering, there’s closeness once again;

So long ago, those times and faces; those memories creeping in.

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The fleeting years have faded so much of what has been;

Some gather now, like yesterday, as if it was back then.

It seems like not so long ago, a time when we were young;

Growing old was impossible; drifting apart just wasn’t done.

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Truth removes illusion with the passing of the time;

And things appear as they used to be, but only in our minds.

It will never be the same again; the way it was, the way we were;

Times have changed and life moves on; the past becomes a blur.

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Standing in the stillness, the snowflakes falling ‘round;

Peaceful voices softly whispering of the memories to be found.

A tear springs from my heart to kiss the newly fallen snow;

I realize that it’s time to let this moment go.

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I can walk along the back roads of my memories anytime;

And find so many waiting thoughts, these shadows in my mind.

The mist of once upon a time will always have its say;

As friends and families gather in those years of yesterday.

~

Copyright © 2011 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

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3 thoughts on “Those Years of Yesterday

  1. LeRoy, I love this. You have captured my thoughts on my childhood perfectly and have touched my heart. And I love the picture. Thank you.

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  2. I like these ephemeral and lasting images. Very nicely said.

    “Standing in the stillness, the snowflakes falling ‘round;

    Peaceful voices softly whispering of the memories to be found.”

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  3. Beautiful poem, it brought to my mind-the days growing up WV-with on snowy days-and I heard my thoughts of those years of yesterdays. Great Poem !

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