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Reminiscing With No Regrets

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Image Credit: Mike Cole

Image Credit: Mike Cole

Gettin' my "Manly" Poetry groove going with some easy, smooth '70's tunes...



Time to let my mind drift..."Reminiscing”!

A Poem Idea I've Had For Many Years...


Contentment is based on No Regret...A Place in your Mind...

Reminiscent of times that passed that help your memory unwind.

A Beach...Sunny with No Clouds and a Little Breeze...

A Place to go to that puts your mind at ease.

I was at the grocery store...trying to decide between two cans of corn...

When...in the middle of all my thinking...I heard a familiar sax horn.

I stopped...and I was no longer there...Leaning on a Cart...in Aisle 7...

Staring straight through all the stocked cans...I could've sworn I was in Heaven.

Who was I with...She had a pretty face...What was her name?

We laughed a lot that day...I don't think I saw her ever again.

The Clouds were Bright White...all around...

Each one looked down at me...stuck there on the ground.

I wanted to lift off from there...I wanted to take off and fly.

At that moment...I was enjoying life and not having to try.

There we were both standing on the sidelines of an intramural tag football game...

Me with my Greek letters on ready to start...Now...Hhhmm...What was her name?

She had Blonde Hair and an Orange and White School Shirt on...and She whispered something to me...

I can't remember ever seeing her again...So now...I'm wondering just how crazy that must be.

I thought I saw a vision of this lovely College girl...and in the vision She was as clear as day...

How I ever walked away and didn’t get to know her more...I don't know if I can say...

Sitting at this desk...punching the keyboard right now...How'd I let you get away?

Somethings were never meant to be...while other things...our thoughts betray...

But...I have no regrets...in Love...I have found my soul mate...that's here to stay.

College was a crazy time...with many a beautiful woman to exchange a glance at...

Driving along in my truck to work...there's a pause in the melody..."Flam, Tap, Tap"

How is it the song being played brings out "reminiscing" memories of such a nature...?

When I was such a kid for so long...Maybe even into my 30's before I started to mature...! (Ha!)

It was late at night...at Camp...We both couldn't stop talking to each other for the night...

You had strawberry blonde hair...and greenish eyes...together with you...just seemed right.

Two weeks is a very long time...when you're a working teen headed home at Summer's end...

Hard to even keep in touch with you at home...one stupid letter...between us two "friends".

Next Summer...I looked for you...but you were never coming back to this place...

One more Summer Night...I thought we'd spend...staring again...at each others face.

Summertime crush...is what it turned out to be...that's all...

No time for the girl of your Summer dreams...come Fall.

In a few moments...everything that you might reminisce of later...is gone...

Long past the times sitting at a school desk...even much, much further on.

Oh...but a '70's tune played...every now and then...

Brings back the time...of a wonderful Summertime girl-friend.

The tune rolls out...it is smooth and easy...and brings back the years...

Funny how...even now...there is only joy and no regrets...no sadness...or tears.

Reminiscing

I was running through the Car Wash...real quick on a lunch break...

To Eat and Wash your Car during lunch...takes some time...make no mistake.

Before I drove up to the line...I stepped out to scrub down each wheel...

A Car Stereo was playing out a great '70's tune with an awesome feel.

I paused for one moment in time...

Everything went nostalgic...all the words in my head...turned to rhyme.

I was laughing with friends...on the back of my Mom's station wagon tailgate...

Waves were crashing while standing on the Sand...The Sun shining down...All felt great.

I had a cold Orange Soda Pop in one hand...and a Bologna sandwich in the other...

I can't remember some of their faces or names...but it was like we knew one another.

Lots of People...Parked side by side along the Beach...towels and ice chests lying on the ground...

For one second...I turned to this girl who smiled back at me... Yeah, she was fun to be around.

In the background of this thought...with the music playing...I could hear...a brief guitar so-lo...

Remembering everything at once...Reminiscing with no Regrets...with intense joy... Very mel-low.

It was the Bottom of the Ninth Inning for Me...I had mostly given up on Love...

Too busy...trying to make a Life for Me...I had to call out for help to the One Above!

Time had gone by way too fast...in this period where I was most alone...for so long...

Came down to where...I thought I would stay that way...Yet, it was time to play one more great '70's song.

And just like those great songs...from that time in the past...

I held her hand...on the first time I knew her...and found a Love that would last.

She had dark-brown hair...as I looked into her deep brown eyes...I saw the greatest Love of my Life...

One thing lead to another...and well...pretty soon...We became husband and wife.

Years have gone by...and Love has been put through the wringer...many times...

But our Love is still there...with no regrets...just like I haven't ever...run out of rhymes.

It is fun to reminisce sometimes...especially when the radio brings up some 'ol song from the past...

But nothing I can remember from long ago...has any kind of substance to it that will last.

I think of the Love of my Life...and my face can't hide...one big and happy grin...

She is the one I want to be near...each time...I hear these 'ol songs played over and over...again.

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