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The Village

11 Jul

The village and Loch look so lovely today

The sun shines brightly on a glorious day

And brown wooden houses stand all in a row

A place of tranquility a pleasure to know

 

Mountains stand tall in this wonderful scene

Long forest walks where ancestors have been

The village lies sleeping remote and refined

So calm and so peaceful forgotten by time

 

There are empty houses with stories to tell

Ghosts from the past that still like to dwell

The sadness around is hidden with laughter

And swallows build nests way up in the rafter

 

Some people move on to start lives anew

But what of the village, what can we do

As time passes by and the future awaits

The blackbird sits tall on an old wooden gate

 

The wildlife looks on from the fields and the trees

This once busy village is brought to its knees

The sun shines brightly on the village today

And the wood-pigeon coos on a tree far away

 

This village survived throughout all the years

Good times and bad, with hopes and not fears

Like the phoenix that rose from the ashes of fire

The village, the re-birth will begin to transpire

 

 

 
17 Comments

Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Poetry

 

17 responses to “The Village

  1. Jingle

    July 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    incredible imagery on the village, glad to see you link, well done.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you Jingle, I will be back to the site as soon as I can, I have a very busy offline day today. I love being involved thank you for the opportunity xx

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  2. mindlovemisery

    July 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I really enjoyed your imagery and the atmosphere, elegant poem

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      Hello, thank you for your comment it is much appreciated 🙂

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  3. graasky

    July 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I love this. So simple, and so very picturesque. Lovely rhyme too.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you graasky for your kind comments, I am glad you like the poem. Thank you for visiting 🙂

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  4. Jingle

    July 13, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    thanks for linking to potluck.
    you rock.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you Jingle, I am enjoying myself 🙂 … You are so kind xxx

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  5. Joel Hall

    July 16, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Lovely. You capture the essence of small villages the world over.

    Allow me to return the favor. Hope you enjoy.
    http://joelhall.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/ode-to-a-gunslinger/

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

      Thank you Joel for your kind comment and for visiting 🙂

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  6. Mike Patrick

    July 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    With each rebirth, modernization creeps in. All changes with time. It’s a shame. The older I get, the more I believe the old ways were best.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 16, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      Hello Mike, thank you for your comment. Yes I agree, I think the old community style of life is definitely the best. Thank you for visiting

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  7. Cindy Eksuzian

    July 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Jeanie, this is really lovely! Your words of love have already begun a special transformation of your beautiful village.

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you Cindy it is really lovely here 🙂 it’s nice to see you )

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  8. FreeHarry

    July 27, 2011 at 8:31 am

    A lovely poem, beautiful use of a more classical style. Inspiring 🙂

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    • Jeanie McBain

      July 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

      Thank you FreeHarry for your comment and for visiting 🙂

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