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When You See A Covered Bridge

Updated on October 13, 2011

If You Ever See A Covered Bridge

If you ever see a covered bridge

It reminds you of different days .

Of a different people and their lives,

Unlike our lives today in many ways.

Folks got together as neighbors then

Though they may have lived miles apart.

When someone needed help they came

"Cause friends lived in each others heart.

They shared with others what they had

With never a thought of loan or repay,

Like it was back in those Bible times

So very far from the way it is today

Often we don't know next door neighbor

And I guess we don't really want to try

They may not be ones to associate with

You know, they might even cheat and lie.

But you may not know till you visit them,

And you talk and offer a neighborly hand.

If this is a friend you'll cherish for life

Still. God knows and you will understand..

But with all the rushing in our life today

Sometimes we never knock on their door.

May be a Godly soul to be a best friend

Often times you could miss so much more.

Back in long ago horse and buggy days

Or even if you had to walk to their place.

You didn't mind the walk ,it was worth it

Just to see the smile on their friendly Face!

written 10-12-11


If those old covered bridges could talk they

would have a lot to say. Many years taking

people across creeks and streams they had

seen so many different people and styles,

walking , horse and buggy ,sleighs in the

cold Winter,horseback and everything

they had back then. Young lovers would

 stop and write their name in a heart,

"With Love,"they don't do that now, it is

graffiti. Anything to deface that once loved

bridge. Finally it would be damaged so

much they would have to completely renew i

it but that didn't stop people from trying to

destroy it.It seems this generation has no

respect for those once loved bridges or

few other things,If Jesus could get to

their hearts there would be a complete

turnaround.Jesus could change their life

completely,but people would have to be

willing to give their life to Christ and right

now they see no reason to change. They

think they have a lot of time left to live their

life . Jesus could come anytime!


There is a covered bridge not far from us.

and it has been through a lot, boards torn

off , floor pulled up then it was set on fire,

and it took months .to repair it. Why are

people so destructive?Who would ever

thought of destroying something that was

used everyday to this day?The devil and

idle hands!


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    • clara kish@yahoo. profile image

      Clara Kish 6 years ago from Mt. Perry. Ohio

      Mr. Smith,

      Thank you for your comment. It was not just the bridge

      but the lack of respect that is being shown in these days.

      Very little respect is shown to God and many things that are really important ,too.They took God out of schools and courts and it has been all downhill since then. It is time to put God back in His Rightful place . We, as a country need Him Now. Clara

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      Mr. Smith 6 years ago from California

      Don't despair the fate of this one bridge, Clara. Your beautiful vision of it will keep it alive for the next generation and beyond. Appreciation seems to skip generations sometimes. But don't carry that burden, just seek to "bridge" the generation gap.