Walks I'll Take No More

Sometimes when my heart is restless,
And dreaming of far away;
I visit amongst my daydreams,
With friends of yesterday.

I bring to life the laughter,
Of many years gone by;
And as the haze begins to lift,
I wonder why I cry.

Time sharpens now the memory,
Of summers at the shore;
The starlit nights and pounding surf,
And walks I'll take no more.

The charms of youth have faded,
And wrinkles take their place;
As lines of joy and laughter,
Now traced upon my face.

Onward now I travel,
To meet each brand new day;
Grateful for the friendships,
I've had along the way.

About this poem

Inspired by thinking back to a time gone by, of sitting on a rock watching the moonrise over the Sound at Mulberry Point, Guilford, CT. Wind in my hair, waves at my feet and the scent of salt air.

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Written on March 26, 1974

Submitted by lynns_g on August 18, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 548
Words 106
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Marilyn Senecal Cavanaugh

Born and raised in North Haven, CT. but moved to the west in 1973. Lived in rural and remote areas most of my life and appreciate Nature and her gifts. Have four children and six grands. Cared for a father and father in law with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which consumed 8 years of my life. Worked in an Alzheimer's unit for two and a half years. Life is precious and every moment is to be treasured, even the hard times. It is tragic when all those memories are stolen from us and we can't even recognize the ones we loved. I became a widow at age 45 and had to reinvent myself and my career, to get kids through college. I am a survivor with much to share! Age 72, Young in spirit and a life well lived. more…

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Discuss the poem Walks I'll Take No More with the community...

  • Soulwriter
    This is beautiful and lends a chance to reflect on what one has, and has lost. Thank you for sharing!
    LikeReply 12 years ago
    • lynns_g
      I have more on tglyf.blogspot.com
      LikeReply 12 years ago
  • ocmack
    A lovely write, enjoyed the rhyme. A terrific tribute to friends, and wonderful reflection.
    LikeReply 32 years ago
  • GregLanier
    Great work, Marilyn. It inspires vivid imagery.
    LikeReply 22 years ago


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