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Flashbacks

Quite often I get flashbacks
Of my younger days
How I used to be so shy
Till I grew into bolder ways

When Carl Yastrzemski swung his bat
And Bobby Orr scored that winning goal
Crusin’ all night
To that good ole Rock & Roll

What happened to the party boy
That I used to be
And where did the years go
Leaving me with grey hairs I see

My days now, all about work
Tedious and routine
Night time I lay low
At home quiet and serene

It used to be
My Friday and Saturday nights
I’d go through a tank of gas
Rockin’ and Rollin’ till early morning light

Now Friday and Saturday
I’m in bed by 10 P.M.
Too pooped to pop
Not the firecracker I was back then

Aah, but I love those flashbacks
Glimpses of back in the day
When I was foot loose and fancy free
Not caring if my long hair got in the way

Yes, my younger days
Are my comfort zone
And crusin’ is still my pastime
Even if I don’t leave my home

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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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