A Poem by Willard Wells

Looking back


Time fly’s by as the year’s pass.

Looking to find what I have missed,

in this, life’s journey.

Looking back at my beginning.

Where it all began for me as a child.


Looking for friends from playgrounds.

Acquaintances of the past, that I have missed.

In a town, I once knew, to be my home.

Vision of my youth

As shadows of time appear.


Coming back, searching now within

the cobwebs of my mind.

I find It was just another place,

A time, that I passed through.

There is nothing there for me at this time,


 But of dreams long passed.

© 2017 Willard Wells

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My uncle regularly comes home and reguarly gets LOST trying to find his old haunts. He finds the pace of transformation to be staggering and confusing.
I thought of him whilst reading this because he is the personification of this 'mind journey' and it stirred up my image-banks.
Nicely done Will.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Willard Wells

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. A few years ago I made the journey back and the transition was so great, that som.. read more
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

Thank you Will. I know that you mean that with all your heart.
You certainly managed to portray that feeling many experience of futility. Of a past of little consequence despite the need to reflect upon it in search of meaning.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Willard Wells

1 Year Ago

I have visited, but long ago realized going back is not an option, just a place to pass by. Thanks f.. read more
You know, I like the concept but I think it could be more visual to engage the reader deeper so they could absorb the concept better.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 1 Year Ago

Willard Wells

1 Year Ago

I understand and appreciate the suggestion. I will have to wait and see it my mind has more vivid vi.. read more

1 Year Ago

For sure, thank you for the read! I enjoyed it.

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Added on February 4, 2017
Last Updated on February 5, 2017


Willard Wells
Willard Wells

Sacramento, CA

Photography and words are my activities to try and keep an over active mind under control. For the most part my pieces have been short since that's how I'm wired. I would like to write something longe.. more..

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