Southern Memories (a poem of inspiration)

A southern moon smiles on the horizon...
A southern moon smiles on the horizon...
Magnolia trees and scent of jasmine in the breezes...
Magnolia trees and scent of jasmine in the breezes...
glimmering moon on the landscape below...
glimmering moon on the landscape below...
Sunday church goers sit in pews and sing hymns in their worship.
Sunday church goers sit in pews and sing hymns in their worship.
Blue skies, billowing clouds...
Blue skies, billowing clouds...
Times growing up...playing in the streams and lakes...
Times growing up...playing in the streams and lakes...



Moonlight dancing, glimmering on broad lake's dark palette,

The bequiling scent of jasmine, strong, as each breath I take.

Magnolia trees all are blooming, as honey bees are grooming,

Sweet breezes blowing, wafting, until the dawn's light to break.


Devoutest church goers, waiting, all are sitting in their pews,

Listening intently to aged old scriptures, the Bible's good news.

Singing precious and holy hymns, as heads are bent in prayer,

Families all worshiping, then, together, showing that they care.


Sharing food carefully prepared by each, on the churches grounds,

Children run and laugh, to play, as the pastor makes his rounds.

With warm sun light beaming down, peoples's smiles all abound.

Quiet conversations, as wild birds sing, are the beloved of sounds.


Country road of redding clay, dusty tracks, wild creatures all to play,

Here, billowing clouds climb in blue skies, on a bright Summer's day,

Rows of corn, and peanuts, peach tree orchards, in fields, on display,

Under an apple tree, I'll take my nap, where on green clovers, I'll lay.


Memories run down to southern times, finest days of wonder, still,

When swimming in the lakes and streams, gave us each such a thrill.

Barefoot days and carefree times, all are so reflected in my mind,

Calls me home, and no more I'll roam, for are the threads that bind.









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Southern dreams...the thread that binds me to my home...
Southern dreams...the thread that binds me to my home...

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bravewarrior 14 months ago from Central Florida

Wonderful memories, whonu. I remember napping under the trees, lulled to a peaceful place by the cool breeze and birds' songs. Many of my poems were written under the canopy of magnificent trees.


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whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States Author

The "good old days" are always with us in our memories my friend and blessings on this fine evening., whonu


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manatita44 14 months ago from london

Absolutely beautiful Piece. What memories! Much Love.


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James-wolve 14 months ago from Morocco

Beautiful memories.It reminds me of the sweet days of the yore..Sigh


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whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States Author

Thanks for your review my friend and blessings. whonu


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MsDora 14 months ago from The Caribbean

Beautiful memories described in just as beautiful phrases. "Quiet conversations," "Barefoot days and carefree times" sound like happy days. Thanks for sharing.


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whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States Author

Thank you MsDora and bless you on this fine evening. whonu


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

The popular phrase in the comments seems to be "beautiful memories" whonu.. and I can't argue with that. Wonderful poem and accompanying images.


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aviannovice 14 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Beautiful. I think that as we reach adulthood and face more responsibilities, we lose that time to play. We must have our play time for the sake of sanity, jut like we did when we were kids.


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teaches12345 14 months ago

This was my experience growing up under my parent's guidance. Church was a way of life -- the thread that bound us together. God bless you for reminding us what is important in life.


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RTalloni 14 months ago from the short journey

Days that had to be lived to be understood!


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whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States Author

Yes my friend our parents were a great influence and very positive in our lives. In our memories we may always hold them fast. whonu

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