Seeds of Nostalgia

Seeds of Nostalgia

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
"

It's planting season...

"

Cocoa Pebbles

and Cap’n Crunch,

Monkees, M*A*S*H,

and Brady Bunch,

Rockem Sockem Robots,

Connect Four,

Colored-dot Twister

on the living room floor

Necco Wafers

and zingy Pop Rocks,

Saturday movies

with Doctor Shock,

Reading Laura Wilder’s

Little House Series,

Knowing Mom had an answer

for all of my queries;

 

I know it now, but didn’t then ~

These days would become my “Remember when”

And years from now, a different list

Will replace this one of good times missed

Because Life in all of its wondrous ways

Gives more than one era of “good old days”


© 2013 Rita L. Sev



Author's Note

Rita L. Sev
Dr. Shock was a magician and entertainer who hosted a horror movie show in Philadelphia from 1969 to 1979. Saturday afternoon was not complete without him.

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I still love a bowl of Captain Crunch and a Brady Bunch rerun! This is such an uplifting little gem. Thank you for the smile this evening..
:) Julie

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Julie - I am glad this made you smile!
Life goes on and we miss the things we loved that disappear with the decade, but then there is new decade to miss.. by the way I love Captain Crunch

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Exactly. Thanks, Dale! I liked the peanut butter kind...
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

4 Years Ago

I liked them all but the berry one was my fav.
This was fantastic. Very creative, very clever and oh so true. I always enjoy a fun and uplifting poem like this. Its refreshing and quite inspiring. Thanks for sharing, Rita.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

:) Thanks, Keely!
Loved this one, Rita! I was just thinking the other day about all of the old television shows that I used to watch as a child, and how I would wake up SO early on Saturday mornings just to catch my favorite cartoons. I also remember the ice cream that we used to get from the truck that drove around our neighborhood...isn't it amazing the things that we remember? Still, what I like best about this piece is the way that you illustrate our ability to continue to make new memories. beautifully done!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Sarah! Ah, the ice cream trucks... They still come around the neighborhood in the summer.. read more
So well done! Technically flawless and the subject matter... well, couldn't smile after Rock em Sock em Robots! This was a great read... thanks for laying the way to memory lane.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Travis! Do you remember the sound those robots would make when their heads would come off.. read more
poetic heroics

4 Years Ago

I could never forget it... they were a childhood favorite, before video games ruled the world! lol
Very true: life does give more than one era of "good old days." I remember most of what you name here, but hailing from England as I do, I don't recall a few of them. Nicely penned indeed. ~ Robert.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Robert - glad this called to mind some memories!
I feel like I went on a journey and saw all those images!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you.
Beautiful so well said and touched my heart with memories of happy days in the sun

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Tate - so glad this could bring some happy memories!
pieces of time; warm fuzzies for me especially are Dr. Shock and Necco waffers...its a bright future that stacks up its own "good old days" ...enjoyed this ...never disappointed when i come to visit you
E.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

Thanks, E - I never want to disappoint! I wouldn't eat a Necco Wafer today, but oh, the sweet memori.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Years Ago

her home life must have been quite interesting...how old was she??..two or three ...quite the guy Dr.. read more
so true Rita, i have raised two lots of children having been married twice , and the first ones certainly were young in a different era to the youngest.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

4 Years Ago

And both eras, I am sure, are equally dear to you. Thank you, Stella!

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