My childhood alarm clock was varied, often twas
Waking to the sound and smell of coffee perking.
Blurp, blurp, goes the old aluminum percolator,
A signal it was five am and mom was awake,
Bustling about the kitchen, making toast with jam.
I snuggle under the fresh smelling sheets and blankets
Knowing I have another hour before I hear
Dad’s voice calling,“ Leona! Time to get up!”
Those sounds, smells,and sights are now memories
Of carefree days in my Illinois country home.
#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 13–Off Prompt
Facing the sunset
On the road that leads to home
Traveling memory’s trail
Paved with past and present
Torn Paper Heart Collage ©️LeonasDesigns 2019
Over the years
Places and people,
Bits and pieces in my heart
Christmas Cards in the mailbox
Greetings from folks near and far
Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls
Oranges, Apples,and Nuts
Hard Christmas candy in a tin
Cranberry Popcorn garland
On a fresh cut Christmas tree
Lit with clip on Bubble Lights
And strands of silver tinsel
Memories of Christmas past
In my mind
And in my heart
I was young again
I visited the past
Rode down memory lane
Remembered the days of old
While standing on the streets of now
Tonight our hometown had a classic car show and cruise, and I had the pleasure of not only watching all those beautiful cars that I remember from my past drive around,
but also had the opportunity to ride in one!
I began driving in 1960 and I was blessed to have owned many of those cars that are now called “classic”. (And I wish I still had some of them now!😊)
But it was such fun to not only see them all cruising around but to also be able to do so with my 18 year old grand-daughter who owns a 1985 RX-7.
Fun night! Great old and new memories!
Years, Tears, and Fears
Evaporated and gone.
Seasons and Reasons in
Time have passed on.
Each moment now spent
Reliving them is pointless.
Days of old are done,
All just memories of the Past.
Yearning won’t bring them back.
Seek today and live!