Accidental Poet

Saturday Mornings

As I turn back the pages

Through old memories of mine

Like gold nuggets of treasure

Days of smiles and laughter so fine


Take me back to days of splendor

Back to my youth

When life was slower paced

And we all lived a simple truth


I seem to remember

Saturday mornings in the warm sun

Just a young boy seeking adventure

In search of carefree fun


I’d walk up to

The end of the street

To the baseball park

On the swings I was set free


How I loved Saturday mornings

And the simple joy it would bring

Like it was just yesterday

How I remember early birds that sing


Back and forth

I’d swing so high

As I sit here now

All I can do is sigh


From spring through summer

Life was oh so grand

And Saturday mornings

To the ball park swings I ran


My years now all assembled in tidy row

My body with aches and pains

But with a fondness beyond words

These nostalgic memories remain


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2012


  • Jayasree

    I loved reading it. Memories, treasure them always. Beautifully written. 🙂

  • yellowrose

    Lovely words ,AP 🙂🙂

  • Neville

    can't beat em can ya .. thank you A P for providing a bridge between my here and now and my there and then .. so deftly done my friend ....

    • Accidental Poet

      I say ya can't beat a stroll across that bridge every now and then N. Thanks ever so kindly. ; )

    • Neil Higgins

      Superb memories AP.And you seem to be looking back on them with fondness.Yes,we get older,but all those "great things" we have done,will remain forever with us.

      • Accidental Poet

        With great fondness Neil. Thanks for the visit, read and compliment. ; )

      • dusk arising

        Great piece of work. I look at my grandchildren currently restricted by covid precautions and hope they'll have those wonderful memories to look back upon too.

        • Accidental Poet

          I hope so too da. Thanks for the visit.

        • Saxon Crow

          Lovely reminisce there AP. You certainly captured the nostalgia beautifully.

          • Accidental Poet

            Thank you Sax. Being that I'm 64 years old, nostalgia is sort of a hobby of mine. I figure there's more days behind me than there are in front of me. ; )

            • Saxon Crow

              Lol. Fair point AP. Im heading that way myself... Ish!

            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Ya walked me back in time, and ya done good.
              Back then I had a walking buggy on wheels
              Now, the buggys bigger!
              Thanks for the mind rewind
              Have fun.

              • Accidental Poet

                Thanks Bill. Glad I could take you back in time Bill. Nice that those days are always there anytime we want to go back to visit them. ; )

              • Thekkinkkattil

                Nostalgic memoriies keep you whole nicely you crafted. It for all

              • Goldfinch60

                Those fond memories of times gone by are so important in our current days AP.


                • Accidental Poet

                  Yes Andy they are. Thank you as always for your visit and kind words. ; )

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