Longing for Country Roads

She remembered

The day her parents

Moved away

A country girl

Finding out what the city was like

Leaving behind a country boy

She’d never see again

In the nights

As the city bustled about

The noise and strange sounds

She’d close her eyes

And dream of country roads

Of meadow flowers

Cows in the fields

The smell of horses

And falling asleep

To the cricket choruses

In the sweet smelling summertime

During the day as she went to school

A high school that had a different rule

She longed for the simple ways

That city kids didn’t care for

They snubbed her strange ways

And she drifted along

All alone and aching for country roads

He felt so strange

Not having her hand to hold

He thought about writing

A thousand times and more

About reminding her

That he loved her and was waiting

But then he thought

She had become a city girl

That perhaps she no longer cared

And so they drifted apart

Longing for what they couldn’t have

One thinking of traveling to the city

The other running off to the country

Young love was the chain

They couldn’t break

It held them and bound them

Nothing they could do

Came graduation

He was content

To start a dairy business

Doing what he loved best

And that was country living

Still he longed for the girl

Who was now so long gone

And sadly he thought

That perhaps it was for the best

She knew she wasn’t meant

To spend her life in the city

She wanted to let her hair down

And walk barefoot all summer long

Her parents had to agree

Their daughter wanted to be free

But would the boy be waiting

Would he be happy to see her?

And so that first summer

As soon as she could

She packed her bags

Eager to be country bound

Heading for her uncle’s farm

She figured she’d discover

What her love was doing now

Before she dared to face him

But her parents

Had to be sure their daughter was safe

And they’d spoken to him

Now a proud businessman

And still a country gentleman

He’d be waiting

When she stepped off of the train

And soon there would be

A country wedding

The journey seemed to take forever

She thought it would never end

She wondered how it would be

If she had to live on her uncle’s farm

Then they called out the station

And heart pounding she hurried to the door

Packages and parcels spilled to the platform

As she nervously descended

Then her breath caught

As she saw

The boy now a man

Straw hat, blue eyes sparkling

A smile a mile wide

And she ran into his open arms

Happy to have come home

To country roads

And love

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

"Take me home country road.." Wonderful poem with a happy ending Gypsy. I lived it. John Denver influence seems to be everywhere today, this is the second hub I have read today with videos of his songs. Voted up.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

You should be a country-western songwriter. I think you could do it and I'm not just saying that. :)


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Just let that country girl run into my arms. Yahoo!!!!

Where I come from a country road is home for the journey down that dirt is the finest destination of all.

Bless you for this hub my friend.


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SANJAY LAKHANPAL 2 years ago from Mandi (HP) India

The poem made me nostalgic and reminded me of the , " I will arise and go now, for always night and day, I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore"., by William Butler Yeats.


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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Very nicely expressed and you painted the picture so effectively of the simple and quiet country road.

Lovely poem!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this story. The two were meant to be together. I also love John Denver, can't believe he's gone. sigh..


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ubanichijioke 2 years ago from Lagos

awesome write; all of love is sweet. The happy ending made it more lovely. great write!!

The pictures look amazing too :)


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Rolly A Chabot 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Gypsy... you tipped the scales of many a heart with this one... what an awesome touching story of life... you have done well... good to see your dream come true....

Hugs to you and Hubby and of course Sid


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this and the pictures ubanichijioke.

So glad to hear from you Rolly. Glad you enjoyed my country roads. Hugs to you and love to Quigley and cat - Sorry forget his name. lol


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Well folks this a first for me on HubPages. I comment on my last two notices and suddenly saw that all my previous comments are not here. I'm sorry about that and can't imaging what happened but here goes again.

Glad you enjoyed this Jodah and thanks for the vote. John Denver has quite a few songs that inspire.

Thanks Bill. Guess I'm just a country girl at heart.

Glad you enjoyed this Eric. Blessings to you.

Nice words by Yeats Sanjay. Glad you enjoyed this.

Glad you enjoyed this Chitrangada.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby. Yes, it's unfortunate that John was gone so soon.

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