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A poem, Time span almost forgotten

Updated on March 13, 2015
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

The good times

Good times

I was busy doing my spring cleaning when suddenly my mind returned to yesteryear

A time span almost forgotten. The joy of my first true love comes rushing back like an out of control wild brush fire

The happy, lazy day's of summer. The walks on Current River Beach. The week-end camping. The good times fueled by desire

The drive-in movie, arms wrapped tightly, tears flowing when Nicholson died in Cucook's nest

Playing tennis, watching football, square dancing with our best friends, western boots and hats. Good times that was simply the very best

What a fun-filled life we had

Our baby boy so sweet

Reminds me to never again feel bitter and sad

The good times really outweighed any bad

As the old ' Ski nose ' would certainly have said, " Thank's for the memories " (RIP)

Post note...This is the first time I have been able to think about my past life with a smile on my face.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Orion, You crack me up, you are so funny..Cheers my friend..

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      HAH-HAH!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Yes, I had this quaint feeling i would see you when i scrolled down..HaHa, I don't think you have missed any of my old hubs. Thank you my friend...

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      I voted up for sure.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Capedium, I didn't know you had returned and commented again. You are so kind and generous. I am happy you feel refreshed from reading my poetry. Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello ahorseback, I was not notified of your comment. I am so sorry i am late in responding. I love your comment, polish and shine our memories, what a treat! Thank you my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello pagesvoice, I am so sorry that i am just now responding to your comment. I was not notified. I agree with you, life is a journey and we can be happy or sad. Good memories are priceless. Thank you so much..

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      You have no Idea.. How much I read your poem.. There is not a day that I come to Hub that I don't at least read one of your poem.. Your poems are so refreshing... Though you and some few others Hubbers.. lol!! You are the number one... (smiles)

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      ahorseback 5 years ago

      Ruby , we writers of hubpages take one small pleasant memory at a time out of the memory closet , polish it to a bright finish until it shines like a new toy , place it on the table before us and then write about it , no matter how few there might be . We nurture them into being! And we do that well! At least you do! Be well my constant friend!....:-}

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      Dennis L. Page 5 years ago from New York/Pennsylvania border

      This is the first time I have read anything from you and boy have I missed the boat! I voted you up and awesome. It is amazing how much we appreciate good memories the older we get. Our best friends...who are now our older friends (along with us, I might add) laugh hysterically when we think what the four of us did together in our younger years. Life truly is a great journey if we allow it to be.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      You are such a joy. I try to smile a lot, there are days when we are sad but not too many. Thank you my friend. I always enjoy your visits...Cheers

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      lol!... You are so much fun.. I bet everyone around you has hurts their cheeks from too much smiling... You are the definition of joy and laughter.. (:-)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Artin2010, So nice to meet you. I must say that i know exactly what you mean about looking back. Just recently, i've been able to look ahead and my wish is that you will too. Thank you for reading, happy you enjoyed...Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Capedium, Thank you my friend. Good memories last a lifetime..Bad memories go away, come back another day..HaHa., that's an old cliché my Mother used to say...Cheers..

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      Artin2010 5 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Hello AE, very nice short story. I am a Jack Nicholson fan and One Flew Over is my favorite movie of all time. Sure wish the time would come when I can smile looking back at the memoirs of my life. I'll have to really dig hard to find those few treasures. Thank you for sharing, enjoyed reading! Art

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      Without further ado.. Good times and memories, they are priceless.... You definitely have my votes on this one.. lol!.. Don't you always do..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello SD, I agree. It has taken me some time to be positive. Negative thoughts are really downers. Thank you so much for words of encouragement..Peace.

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Wow, Just proves that you are an over-comer. I believe the more we shun the negative and focus on the positive the more our lives are become meaningful. Have a blessed day. Peace.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Sky, You are correct. Remembering the good times and forgetting the bad is the way to move forward in your life..At one time, i couldn't see the trees for the forest. Thank you my friend..Bless!

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Talking about the good old days , great work "AE." Only this day I read and commented on a different but similar topic yesteryear.

      The present it there to correct,if there were ant errors but the good times are our blessed memories. We keep those.

      Bless!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh, My Dear friend, I think I feel a tear in 'me eye..Thank you...A million Hugs...

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      kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

      you're just the best I think

      :o)

      talk later

      be well

      voting up again

      ssssshhhhh

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Kimberly, I am so glad you liked this. Your comment puts me on cloud nine. Thank's for the stunning comment. My head is 'gonna get so big, my bonnet won't fit.HaHa..Hugs my friend..

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      kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

      btw your avatar is stunning!

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      kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

      just loved this, thank you

      voted up!

      man can you write!

      hugs my friend

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Awful Poet, Thank you so much for coming by..Cheers

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      David Walston 5 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

      Well done~

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Hyphen, Putting bad memories in ice is an excellent idea. May the ice never thaw. I will only remember the good times..Thank you my friend..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your comment is so thoughtful Nighthag..Thank you so much for coming by..Cheers

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Lovely memories. I have chosen to remember only the beauty in the past and ignore the other ones. I froze them in ice so they could not live anymore and nurtured the sweet memories. Sounds like you did the same in this poem.

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      Even in a barren desert there blooms a wild flower bravely sharing her beauty with a harsh world.

      and so too are our memories of times past, that we can wish forgotten, but even in our own harsh reality there is always a moment of beauty and happiness that cannot be denied.

      I am so glad that the thoughts of these moments now bring a smile instead of pain.

      Voting this one up :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eddy, Thank you Dear friend..Life gets better each day...Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lesley, I agree.. What is that old cliché? " A laugh a day keeps the Doctor away. " Hee..Thank you my friend..

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Such a truly beautiful hub Ruby;so touching also.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Ruby, the memories of sad, difficult and hard times can be so dominate, it's not easy remembering good, happy times although they are there...

      Remembering and smiling is a good, good feeling!

      Much love, Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vinaya, Your comment, very true. Cherished times, always remembered. Thank you for kind words..

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      We all are followed by the time we cherish so much. Your poem is beautiful and very soothing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello raciniwa, Thank you so much. I have so much to be thankful for. Your comment is touching.. Smiling...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      I am glad that you can look back at your past with a smile on your face...this is an awesome poetry, talking so much about time as a great healer, though the scars may remain...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mck, Lost and found, That's 'gotta be a great song for our little cafe..Maybe someone will write it? Thank you again..You always make me smile..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Writer, Yes, happy memories that will last a life-time..Thank you my friend..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Becky, It has taken me a while to get here. With the grace of God and friends like you, i have found the way to forgiveness and am able to remember the good times. They out-number the bad in so many ways..Thank you my friend..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello CMCastro, Happy to meet you. Thank you for relating momories.I see you are following me..Thank you. Happy to follow you esp' since learning you are a nurse and a BIG plus, a poet. Cheers my new friend...

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Always, here is a toast to you living to be a hundred, maybe more. Yes, you are not alone. There should be a lost and found somewhere. I think that could be another song title.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great sweet poem for your memories, with a laugh.

      Some memories are good and some are unhappy ones. You had happy memories which are always so good.

      Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Ruby, this is so good. I am glad that you can now remember the good times and see that they should not be forgotten just because you are not together anymore. Beautiful poem.

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      Christina M. Castro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      I thoroughly enjoyed this poem as it relates to the poem I just wrote called, "The Place Where I Grew Up". I reacted every time I pulled things out of the house that reminded me of my past. I had a hard time parting with things as well. I can see, you had a lot of favorites as well. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Prasetio, Good to see you my friend. Thank you for your support and kindness..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Debbie. I love your enthusiasm. You are always so up-beat. I love that about you my friend..Thank you for gracing my page..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mck, I used to think i was the only one who had lost a love. You straightened me out real good with your pothole comment..If i live to be a hundred, i will never forget that. Thank you Dear friend once again...Cheers

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love this poem. Beautiful as usual. Thank you very much for writing and I am glad to know this from you. Have a nice day, Ruby! God bless you...

      Love and peace

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      AWESOME MEMORIES. How many times I have a thought of past memories. I can relate. Great Hub. I remember the drive in movies.. so much fun,, the world doesn't know what they are missing.

      Voted up

      Debbie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Annie, Your understanding heart fills me with joy. We could spend our life remembering the bad and forget the good times. We reach a time when we want to only remember the good and that has happened to me..Thank you my Dear friend..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline, Happy you found this uplifting. Thank you for gracing my page. Cheers my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, Your comments never fail to make me smile. " Blast from the past " You are priceless my friend..Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Audrey. I appreciate your beautiful comment and continued support..Cheers my friend

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ricky and thank you for words of wisdom. I have just lately learned to remember the good times. I think that's what writing has done for me. Yoy know Eddy says that it's a cartharsis and it's true..Cheers my friend..

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Always, this was charming on many levels. We share the memories of our past, and still keep looking forward to our futures. Drive-In Movies, and walking arm in arm with our 'Flame', sure brings back some memories. Thanks for such a great Hub.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      AE, it is so special that you have shared those moments of reflection here in such a positive way. And wow, it sounds like those times were awesome. I think bad situtions sometimes cloud a whole lot of good stuff, just like you say:

      "Reminds me to never again feel bitter and sad

      The good times really outweighed any bad"

      A very special poem with a very important message. My votes to you, AE.

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Love this! Very uplifting Ruby. Voted up.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Blast from the past and it could bring a smile on your face...priceless!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      I am so glad that you can now think about your past with a smile on your lips--beautiful work Ruby!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful Ruby. AE, this was a fun poem. It is always good to recall the past. It is great to feel those emotions again, the smells, the feelings, ect. As long as we don't live there, we will be alright. Another great poem my poetic friend. Have a great weekend.