Sweet memories hauntingly caress me As I return to the place of my birth Mixed feelings of the past recalled Recollections of sadness, grief and mirth Once again, I become a child Walking barefoot through the field Reliving the days of yesteryear My innermost thoughts revealed I hear the dulcet tones of laughter From a far and distant past And see a vision of our Mother My wonder unsurpassed Mother's loving arms reach out to me Her calloused hands touch my face While tears are flowing down my cheeks I am lost in her warm embrace Daddy and Lena have come with her Apparitions of the way they were The imagery seems so real to me Scalding tears cause my eyes to blur Holding their hands, I walk along With the wraiths of yesterday Beloved specters of my memory As if they had never gone away As love transcends even into death They fade into nostalgia's mist Ghosts of yesterday enfold me now And my questions no longer persist Kathleen McCoy EldridgeŠ June 23, 2006 All Rights Reserved









How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
Midi Picking by Harry Todd
Sequenced by Harry Todd
Used with Permission