Treasure Island

Jay Aguiniga

(Scottsbluff Nebraska)

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Just Don't See That Anymore


Kids these days miss so much
Remember life's soft touch?
Sticks and stones,
John Wayne and Jesse James.
Now its,
Ipods and Cell Phones,
My space and PS3 games.
I recall back in the day, pulling my little sis.
In that red flyer wagon....
Her running behind, as we ran through the mist,
Those little legs always laggin…

We had life lassoed,
When we stood for…
something.
You just don't see that anymore….

The other day at the local
Fast food chain.
I held the door open for
An elderly woman,
Smiling as she got of the rain..…
I remember the days
Of the five and dime.
The old fashioned cash registers
Seemed like we had all day to get things done…
We weren't running against old father time…

We had life lassoed,
When we stood for…
something.
You just don't see that anymore….

I picked up an old novel
Off the mantle of the fireplace.
Dusted off the cover,
We just don't…..
Take the time to embrace,
the story,
inside the story.
We all, are too worried,
Something will pass us by…..
Maybe we just….
Need to stop for a minute, breath,
And for once turn a blind eye….

We had life lassoed,
When we stood for…
something.
You just don't see that anymore….

On the corner is the old cowboy poet…
He tries to turn the world
Into giant love song duet.
Knowing that nothing he says
Will change the way we are….
But he gives it a whirl, anyways.
Singing as if it were an 8 second ride..
On a blazing evening star….


Tonight…
I watch, as my world Crochets,
Rocking on the chair,
I sit here amazed….
Just how much patience she has….
I'm blessed, to have such a genuine love affair.
I adore her as much as….
The very first day we met.
Under the moon and stars of the midnight sky.
It's something … that one cannot ever forget.

We had life lassoed,
When we stood for…
something.
You just don't see that anymore….

Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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  • * Sunprincess * (7/1/2014 11:31:00 AM)

    ..........congratulations....and so nicely you penned this beautiful poem....yes the world is continuously changing....and I suppose we all must change with it or be left behind.... (Report) Reply

  • Kasia Fedyk (7/2/2012 12:24:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem, filled with magic of the heart and whispers of the soul. I love it very much! Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (7/1/2012 2:36:00 PM)

    Great nostalgic poem with a point.
    I thought the refrain worked effectively.
    Good write! (Report) Reply

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