The days before me

by Tracy D Rollings   Oct 22, 2007

The world has changed in which we live
it all take now and never any give
but it was all different not long ago
life was simple people took it slow
they stopped to lend a hand
weren't afraid to help their fellow man
lived in peace and learn to love
got forgiveness from up above
the kids all knew to get along
because they were taught right from wrong
family stuck together during the hard times
even when lost everything and didn't have a dime
neighbors joined in to get you back on your feet
cause there was nowhere to stay nor anything to eat
always had food an a roof over your head
sometimes slept in the floor cause there wasn't a bed
it's sad knowing days like those are forever gone
but the memories in my mind help me to carry on..©2007 Tracydr42


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  • 11 years ago

    by Midnight Sun

    Oh how true....sometimes it's too sad and depressing just to step outside anymore. Only hearing crying and sirens. What a tragedy. This earth needs more help than any man could give. Wonderful piece. Keep up the amazing work.
    ~Midnight Sun
    Btw- I have a new abuse comes from the viewpoint of a woman and not a child but you still might like it...It's called "Broken Ballerinas Land on Their Toes". Hope you like it :)

  • 11 years ago

    by Kelly

    Once again just amazing. This is very true, i think about things like this a lot, but there is always someone around to remind me that there are still some people around that bring that sense of helping and lending a hand back to life. There is still a lot of good in the world and a lot to live for if you can manage to look past the greed and voilence that is part of the world, there is still a wee ray of sunshine around the corner. However great poem and it does ring true. There is no denying things were simpler before. Great work. You definately have a knack of getting me thinking. Take care.


  • 11 years ago

    by Nix

    Wow, wow, wow... You should be proud on your self this is beautiful! I love everything about it, you wrote it with such power and it has some special, great, tone. Topic is also excellent and I enjoyed in every line, you expressed emotions on fantastic way. Well done