THIS IS THE PLACE

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THIS IS THE PLACE

THIS IS THE PLACE,

WHERE I FELL FIFTEEN FEET INTO A FLOOD SUMP,

AND WAS RESCUED BY FIREMEN…

OF COURSE THE TUNNEL IS BLOCKED NOW,

WITH FIFTY YEARS DETRITUS AND GROWTH…

BUT  REMEMBER IT WELL.

 

THIS IS THE PLACE,

WHERE MY BROTHER DIED ON A ROPE SWING…

THE TREE IS LONG GONE,

AND NEW TREES ARE MATURE THERE,

LIKE I MIND MELD, FALSE YET TRUE,

I REMEMBER IT WELL.

 

THIS IS THE PLACE,

WHERE MY MARIE ASKED ME BACK FOR LUNCH,

AND I ACCEPTED EVEN THOUGH,

I KNEW THAT I WAS ON THE MENU.

SHE HAD MY HEART FOR EVER.

I REMEMBER IT WELL.

 

THIS IS THE PLACE,

WHERE I HAD MY DEN,

IN AN OLD COW SHED,

WITH AN OLD POND,

ITS A RUGBY PITCH NOW,

I REMEMBER BOTH WELL.

 

THAT’S THE THING WITH RETURNING,

THIS TOWN HAS MEMORIES,

BUT WITH SEPIA EDGES,

NOTHING NEW CAN COME IN,

THERE’S NO REPLACING,

THE MEMORIES WELL.

 

DALE M WE WITH J

 

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