Accidental Poet

Back In The Day


Brand new cars with old car looks

Smoother and just as fast

Seems more and more

I hear talk of the past


“Back in the day”

Now a familiar phrase

A time when life was slower paced

Back in the good old days


Those oldies but goodies

Still on the radio

Nostalgia is alive and well

Even reruns of popular TV shows


They say it’s not good to live in the past

But with old photographs we reminisce

Days when we were younger

People, places, and pets we all miss


Me, I think it couldn’t be more natural

Than to think back to days gone by

It gives you something to reflect on

The meaning of life and why


How can you know where you’re going

If you know not where you’ve been

Experiences of life

Between you, family, and friends


Yes, living was different as I recall

Not always a better way

Just, different

Back in the day


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2010


  • Lorna

    Here's for you AP:

    • Accidental Poet

      The late great Don Williams. Thanks Lorna for the link to Youtube. A great song about reminiscing. And thanks for reading my poem.

    • orchidee

      A fine write AP. Certainly days were better for me without KP, back in those days. It's deffo my bad days now! heehee.

      • Accidental Poet

        And its just begun orchi. Enjoy it while you can.

        • orchidee

          Boo hoo! lol.

        • Michael Edwards

          The last stanza sums it up - good write AP

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks for reading and your compliment Michael.

          • LaurašŸŒ»

            A fine write, AP!
            All that you say is so true!
            The sixth stanza says it best! Hindsight is 20/20!
            I enjoyed the read!
            Thank you for sharing!


            • Accidental Poet

              Thank you Laura, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

            • Goldfinch60

              I was there, back in the day. Those memories are from where our experience comes.

              • Accidental Poet

                Yes Andy, how far we go back reflects a lot on who we are and our interests. Thanks for reading and your comment Andy.

              • FredPeyer

                While we should not live in the past, we can reminisce. You said that beautifully with this poem, AP. Something to ponder too is that today will be tomorrows past and be looked upon as the 'good old days'!

                • Accidental Poet

                  Yes Fred, today is tomorrow's past and living in the moment of today is a treasured memory for tomorrow. Thanks for reading and your comment.

                • LittleRedPoet

                  I love this poem. so your poetry has a legally copy write? how do you get that done?

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thanks for reading and your compliment LRP. Actually, your poem is copyrighted as soon as you publish it with your name. You can send it off to some place I think in Washington DC (for the states), and you can have it officially copyrighted. There may or may not be a fee for it though. Try to Google copyright laws and you can learn more specific info on it. Hope this helps.

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