Longshadows and spring .......

The afternoon melancholy
white sun though across newly
emerald pastures
Long shadows chasing away into the dusk
I should be happy after the long
cloudy days of April
Yet May always reminds me of what
lies ahead
The memories of summers youth
and you
There is always that and more
the unresolved
visions of our youth
How is it that they never pass
morphing themselves in
everything newly born
I can't begin to explain the forfeitures
due to seasons
But I just want you to know
I've never forgotten
the price of the spring
and the cost of the
cycle of seasons
that surround visions
of you
Like old black and white love
stories on the antique screens
of an eternal a drive-in
movie theater
and summer
in our home
town












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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Simply beautiful I am ready for spring.. this has really put me in the mood. thank you

voted up and sharing

Debbie


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Ed,

Ahhhh, that's what this does to me, as I sink comfortably in my chair. Perhaps I am partial because my birthday is in May (24th, make a note). It is a helluva season, coming out of the cold and dark and into new life and what beautiful memories that will soon be made. Loved it!

Up and awesome!

Cat


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

We had similar thoughts my friend. Well done


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Debbie ! Yes , finally ! Have a perfect spring !....:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Debbie ! Yes , finally ! Have a perfect spring !....:-}


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

My favorite time of year - Spring! And you have captured the essence of emerging into the coming warmer season while memories of the past occupy our minds.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

is it just me Cowboy, or is it true that the older we get - the more melancholy the memories?

the further away i get from some memories - the MORE they affect me...

they must cast VERY 'long shadows'..

Mmmmwwwwaaaahhh!

up and sharing..(i give up on the button thing...sigh..)

lol


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cat , Okay girl , I'm coming over with a cake and party hats , be ready , I'll write you a poem !......Ed


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Ed,

Yipeeeee! I'll be counting down the days; now that was the 24th :-)

Your not-so-secret admirer, Cat


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thanks for the memory. An interesting poem and I enjoyed it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful memories of springs past. Loved this and passing it on.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter , Thank you my friend ! I do appreciate sharing !....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Becky Thank you from my heart , a spring wish for you !........:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Leslie , why is it I think you and I know things , U know , we just know things ! Muaaa ! yurself and a hug !...:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cat - I feel honored to have a secret admirer ! And shes beautiful TOOOO!. Wow !......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Blossom . ! Thank you for being here my always soo kind friend !.......Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy , I wish the best of spring to you my friend !.......Ed


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Awwww...Ed, this is bittersweet......like recalling our first Teen-age Love. I like this hub...a LOT!...UP+++


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

fpherj --Its for you then !.....lol....ed

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