Lightening bugs in a mason jar.....

The late summer river mists roll down the
dusk tinted river basin
Across meadows of gold as I read the
name on the jar ....."Mason"

We played baseball with saw mill slats before
Alabama sang of being young
I know it's only fair
once the song was sung

But I remember every time the lightening bugs
mystified my youthful mind
Where does it say we must serve the master
that we find

It's as simple as the day was the Beatles
the Stones and Tommy James
Not all the best music came from
somewhere near the Thames

Otis Reading sat on the dock while
I sat near the rolling river
Yet the lightening bugs flew on
night after night I would shiver

Turn time back and I will go along for
the ride that relives the past
I've plenty of lightening bugs saved away
lets make the magic last


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Really enjoyed this clever and nostalgic poem here! We were just out this last night enjoying the lightening bugs with the girls. I remember being so fascinated with them as a child, and yes, placing them in Mason jars.

You have brought back a lot of memories here with those great music artists you have listed here.

It was magical and it would be nice if it could last.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

I have done it, lol. Well done.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Jackie ! Nice to see you again ! .....It was fun no ?......Ed

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Eddie Bear,

Do you realize how wonderful this is? My goodness... this is just a reminder of how far your talent extends! You could write anything, but you don't, you make magic :D ... this was magic and I think I'm going to go over to YouTube and open me up 'Sitting on the Dock of the Bay' and come back over here and read this again.

This is beautiful Ed, as are you!



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writinglover 3 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

I loved this Ed! I agree with kitty Cat! This is beautiful! Voted it up!

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Beautiful work, Ed.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Faithreaper , thank you for that ! Ah yes if only !.....Ed

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Joy56 3 years ago

love the photos you find to attatch to your work, love your work...... how are you

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hello JOY ! I am fine , I've missed you !.....:-} Where have WE been !lol

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klidstone1970 3 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

This holds a wistfulness for days gone by and draws me to my childhood and simpler times.

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akune 3 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Yeah. I read this to refresh. Glad I did. Clean lines. Not too busy. Evocative without stifling.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

akune , Thank you so much , it's amazing , no ? The memories !

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Marie Flint 3 years ago from Jacksonville, FL

There is good imagery with a thought-provoking message in this poem.

Personally, I would not care to repeat my past unless it were absolutely necessary to correct something affecting the events of my present time.

Voted Interesting.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Marie , the past is just that , no I only return there when I forget the worse parts and heighten the pleasures of the best days ! I'm pretty good at that ! Thank you for dropping by!

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