ron parrish aka wordman


Hold back the years

hold back time

how many new wrinkles

can i find .

Oh how i long for yesterday

i can remember running barefoot

down a dirt road just after a rain

stepping in the puddles.

I can remember the warm water

on my feet,flying kites,riding

a bus for the first time.

Going to a saturday matinee

watching two or three movies

staying all day.

A golden glove boxer, a basketball star,

Oh but those days seem so far.,

But i long to be there again

just once more before the end.

oh how i long for yesterday...


  • Accidental Poet

    Hit home with me Ron. So many memories over the course of a life. And the Roy Clark song too. ; )

    • ron parrish aka wordman

      i hate to admit it but hits home with me,,thank you

      • Accidental Poet

        Many of us come from various places, but common places. ; )

      • 2 more comments

      • Goldfinch60

        We all feel like that on occasions but we are still here and have many more yesterdays to create in our lives.


      • L. B. Mek

        what a relatable depiction of that yearning
        we all get from time to time: to rewind - time
        so as to relive those idyllic days
        of yesteryear's, highlight reels
        in our reminiscing's album, of memento scenes...
        (this took me on a journey
        of a few cherished memories;
        what a wonderful gift, in a read
        thanks for sharing, dear poet)

      • Teddy.15

        magnificent piece of poetry, it must have been beautiful dear Ron, time past into memories and the wish to go back if but for a few seconds to remind us how we once were. Tomorrow being a memory in the future. I adore the subject of time. Beautifully created sir.

      • Simon Peter

        Nostalgic, so lucky to have good memories to reflect upon.

      • Robert Haigh

        A poignant write Ron, and one I'm sure all readers can relate to. Good to find you here on this site. I deleted my membership at Post Poems, but I still post poetry on the Poetry Poem site and here at My Poetic Side. Hope you are well ~ Robert.

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