Those Years of Yesterday

 The traditional picture of family gathered round comes to mind when I think of the Christmas season. Warm fires and sparkling trees and the smell of baking fills the air; presents under the tree, waiting for that special moment as family gathers in those years of yesterday. Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Standing in the stillness, the snowflakes falling ‘round;

Peaceful voices softly whisper of the memories to be found. 

Friends and families gathering, there’s closeness once again;

So long ago, those times and faces: those memories creeping in.

 

The fleeting years have faded so much of what has been:

Some gather now, like yesterday, as if it was back then.

It seems like not so long ago, a time when we were young:

Growing old was impossible; drifting apart just wasn’t done.

 

Truth removes illusion with the passing of the time;

And things appear as they used to be, if only in our minds.

It will never be the same again; the way it was, the way we were;

The times have changed, life moves on; the past becomes a blur.

 

Standing in the stillness, the snowflakes falling ‘round;

Peaceful voices softly whispering of the memories to be found.

 A tear springs from my heart to kiss the newly fallen snow:

 I realize that it’s time to let this moment go.

 

 I can walk along the back roads of my memories anytime:

And find so many waiting thoughts, these shadows in my mind.

The mist of once upon a time will always have its say;

As friends and families gather in those years of yesterday.

 

Copyright  © 2011  Butch Dean All Rights Reserved

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