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A Poem: My street Your street.

Updated on February 1, 2015
Your street, my street our street.
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Just a thought or two.

I'm sitting here now and I'm thinking, of our street when I was a lad. I think of them all as I sit here and somehow it makes me feel sad. Where are they all I wonder, many I know will be gone. Some will be there still living, bringing up daughter and son. Others in jail or abroad now, some Australia bound. Will they return I wonder, broken. the prizes not found.

New babies born on a bright summer morn, Mum's and Dad's grinning with pleasure. They smile and they say they will work every day for the future of their little treasure. Life in my street is as life in your street, though I know this will not be for ever but whilst we are here, we should hold life so dear, for we're all on this earth here together.





© 2013 Graham Lee

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Short, sweet and poignant. I was looking at a picture of me as a child with my extended family all around me....and I am the only one in that picture of fifteen people who is still alive. How is that possible that Little Billy is the only one left? Sigh! I call it sweet melancholy and it appears you have it as well. :) Loved this, Graham!

      bill

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      True and wonderful sentiments 'hold life dear we're all in it together' It's hard when our family and friends leave us for one reason or another so we should enjoy the time we have together while we can.

      You said it all perfectly here

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Thanks for your valued visit, glad you liked it.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Rosemay. Thank you your valued visit and comments. They are always welcome.

      Graham.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Graham! I agree, enjoy life each day. I too think about people who lived on my street...

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Ruby. It's lovely to see your comments, thank you so much.

      Graham.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, you have provoked the thoughts of my street and the whereabouts of those who used to dwell on my street, and those who may still. Life is a beautiful gift and it is fleeting.

      Hugs and love, Faith Reaper

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello Faith. Thank you so much for your visit. I am glad you liked it. I always appreciate your kind comments

      Graham.

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Very effective, the way you put this together. thank you

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Martin. Your visits are always appreciated.

      Graham.

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      Anne 3 years ago from Spain

      Hiya love.

      Long time no see.

      What a lovely little poem and too true, we all start to look back and wonder as we age and as someone said to me just the other day she sometimes feels the holes where the stuffing of what makes her life has gone, this followed the death of a dear friend of ours just this year and losses of her own family members, all before their time and all from lovely Lancashire.

      Good to see you here again though Graham as I remember all the friends who I had on HP who now seldom or never write a single word anymore.

      Have a great weekend love with the missis, I see you have some good weather heading your way, by heck that´ll be grand :)

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Annie. Thank you for your visit and lovely comments. Tha's a gradely lass thee. I have been quite recently but I am now back on the ball I hope. Yes I believe it is to get warmer this weekend. The sun is already cracking the flags outside. Viva!

      Graham.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Yes. 'As time goes by' we need to make the most of each other because soon enough they're not there any more. Lovely little poem with a good message.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello again Blossom. Yes as we get older some things become more obvious don't they. Thank you for your welcome visit.

      Graham.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Short, sweet and absolutely delightful. Brought back pleasant memories.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Rasma. Thank you for your visit and comments. Yes, it's nice to reflect sometimes.

      Graham.

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      Mark 3 years ago from Moundsville,WV

      Your words are so true. I recently moved back to my hometown where someone I do not know now lives in the house that I grew up in and I only recognized one neighbor from when I grew up. Kind of feel like a stranger in my own original home town.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Mark. We do not know what awaits us around the corner do we. Perhaps that's for the best.

      Graham.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Old Albion, I can identify with your thoughts. I returned to the Caribbean a year ago, after many years abroad. The people on my street think I'm the newcomer. I lived there before many of them did; I think they're the newcomers. Life surely changes on our streets.

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi MsDora. Thank you for your visit and valued comments.

      Graham.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Graham. I enjoyed this poem. I often think about the houses I used to live in and the streets they were in, and like you wonder how they have changed what has happened to the inhabitants. My first street I lived in was called "Watt Street" and it was often a joke with taxi drivers when we were returning home from say shopping. The cabbie would ask, "Where to?" and my mother would reply, "Watt St." they'd laugh and say, 'that's what I was asking you."

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jodah. Thank you for your welcome visit. Yes most of us have happy memories of where we used to live.

      Best wishes to you all for the new year.

      Graham.

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      Beth Perry 3 years ago from Tennesee

      old albion, lovely and so true. You have a quite insightful soul!

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hello again Beth. Thank you for your lovely comments, I do appreciate them.

      Graham.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Graham, yes indeed, life is dear, the cycle goes on in every neighbourhood. If the time comes when we can accept that we are all in it together, there may be hope for us. Beautifully done.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jo. Thank you for your visit and considered comments.

      Graham.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Your contemplative verse brought forth some good and sobering memories old albion, and an urgent reminder to make the best of the here and now.

      Thank you for the read today.

      All the Best;

      R.Q.

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      Graham Lee 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Romeos. Thank you for your visit and kind comments. You hub was a delight to read. Keep smilin'

      Graham.

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