FROM MY HEART TO YOURS
Sample Poem

Looking Back

Looking back at years gone by,
So many memories come to me.
The world was young and so was I,
And life was full and worry free.

Our family farm was our way of life,
And my family was my pride.
Parents and youngsters, brothers and sisters,
Working side by side.

Working hard on family land
Many miles away from town…
The air was clean, the view was grand,
With nature’s beauty all around.

I’d walk about a quarter mile
To reach my favorite spot,
To watch the sunset fill the sky,
While I sat perched upon a rock.

Getting up before the sun,
With cows to milk and calves to feed.
We shared our work to get it done,
With love and trust, not hate or greed.

Picking berries in the woods
Or gathering flowers on the hill
Or catching bullheads from the pond,
Are among my favorite memories still.

My family was not a small one,
I had siblings all around…
And after all was said and done,
They were my best friends to be found.

The years have passed and we have grown
And gone our separate ways,
With kids and grandkids of our own,
But I won’t forget those days.

Those happy childhood days we shared,
As we worked and played and grew.
And I’m thankful for the country life
And the values to carry us through.

Looking back at years gone by,
So many memories come to me.
The world was young and so was I,
And I thought back then, I would always be.