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My Rearview Mirror

A nostalgic fool
You might say of me
Lost in the past
Reliving old memories

If I could only see
Just a little bit clearer
As I look so deep
Into my rearview mirror

Times when my Dad
Would buy a new car in the Spring
We’d sit on the front steps
Gaze upon it in early evening

Trips to Howard Johnson’s
For the treat of ice cream
My favorite of Buttercrunch
Yours too, then you know what I mean

When the Rock & Roll
Blessed my devoted ears
All the Guitar Gods
Rockin’ through the years

It’s not tomorrow
That I consequently fear
But that of my yesterdays
I’m drawn to be near

And there are times
Where the past calls on me
I’ll be busy working
When an old friend I see

To see that face
From way back when
To feel that place
Touch that memory again

From the days of my youth
Filled with smiles and laughter
To more recent times
I’ll remember long after

And thanks be to God
The almighty giver
That I’ll always have
My rearview mirror

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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