Hour Five

Write a poem about a specific location that meant a lot to you as a child or teenager that you have not returned to in many years. It could be a house, a park, a country, anywhere that had particular significance. The focus of the poem could be on the location itself, or it could be on something(s) that happened there, or someone you spent a lot of time with there.

Who I was

By Patricia Harris

The cabin in the mountains

Made me who I would grow to be,

The stream to drink from

Taught me a different

Way to see.


In the way of life,

Makes one realize

More about possibility.


An outhouse and barely even

Has electricity,

Gather water from the stream,

With a natural quiet

That encourages the soul to dream.


Childhood paradises

Are only adult memory.

Time encapsulated

In sentimentality.

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