Sadly For Me

My childhood home is gone

All my old friends have moved away

Moved to where I wish I knew

They'll always remain in my memory

Along with those times we spent at play.

My old fishing pond is so small

I once thought it was wide and long

I suppose things seemed larger

To us when we were young

Sadly for me those days are gone.

Today I'm closing the book on my past

Giving my old memories a rest

It is time to build new memories

Hopefully ones that my children and

Grandchildren will recall as their best.

Ralph L. Clark 2000