***Recently, while going through the family home after losing my mother to Covid, I came across the writing of my great-grandmother, Minnie Louise Bumphrey, who was a published writer and poet. Over the next few days I will be sharing her works on my blog.***

I saw an old house while walking down a street where I had not been for many years.

That old house brought back sweet memories and those memories brought tears.

I lived my childhood days all over again.

But that old house now was not old, it was new.

Again, I heard the talk and laughter of youth.

Again, I was young and you were there too.

But dreams or memories I never stay long.

The dreams faded and I was there alone.

I passed on down the old street leaving behind my childhood dreams and home.

***Originally written by Minnie Louise Bumphrey of Kewanee, Illinois.***

Brenda Thornlow is an author, animal advocate, and certified Reiki Master from New York. Her books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.