(5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

Yesterday’s Pleasures

Once again I looked to the past
Photos helped me to see
My younger self appear again
Nestled in a box so faithfully

So long ago at Christmas time
We were younger then you see
My sister, Clara, brother, Robert
Who shared a childhood with me

Clara played piano at the church
Robert sang sweet harmony
We celebrated Jesus then
Loving Him so tremendously

Winters come and go that’s true
But you never forget the ones
When we were so much younger
Like in the snow having so much fun

And then there are the photos
Many years later of my children
Precious sweet happy smiles
When they too were very young

The years pass by so quickly
And each one we must treasure
Looking behind us from time to time
To remember yesterday’s pleasures

by Marilyn Lott

Comments (4)

Yesterday’s pleasures: This poem has made me one of your fans.......You can show deep feelings with simple words.....I think you have a big heart, sharp memory & wide imagination......I like it the most when you say: Winters come and go that’s true But you never forget the ones When we were so much younger Like in the snow having so much fun ................................. Once again I looked to the past ................................ To remember yesterday’s pleasures. Best regards, Adnan.
'Yesterday's Pleasures.' Thanks for the delightful stroll...down memory lane!
So, lovely a poem. Memories we cherished help mold us for what we are today. There is no tomorrow if there wasn't yesterday....
I think poems are also important as something to pass on to loved ones to help them remember what was important to us in our day. I think this is a lovely poem to share now, and also to pass along.