THE PLACE WHERE I WAS BORN

a poem by Edwin Keith Jepson, UK - poetry writer, author, poet

The snow capped mountain
In the early light of dawn
Drew me like a magnet
To the place where I was born
I lived in a big log cabin
With my mum and dad
And thats where I was raised
When I was just a lad
My father took me fishing
I learned to hunt as well
He taught me all the things he knew
Until the day he fell
My mother was so shaken
And took it very bad
And though the years have since gone by
I still miss my
My dear old dad
I remember the day
I said to mum
I have to live my life
I will find myself a well paid job
And perhaps take me a wife
She wished me the very best of luck
And finally waved goodbye
But not before I held her close
And we both had a damned good cry
I headed for the City life
And became very rich
And took me a wife
But over the years
My thoughts dwelt back
To that snow capped mountain
By a railway track
And this letter I am holding
Came from a friend of mum
It told me she was dying
And that I had better come
I travelled to the cabin
Accompanied by my wife
And I held my mum close to my heart
Till the moment she lost her life
They are together now
My mum and dad
Their wishes were honoured by me
I buried them near the mountain
Near the brook
By the old oak tree
I still see the snow capped mountain
In the early light of dawn
And it draws me like a magnet
To the place where I was born
I lived in a big log cabin
With my mum and dad
And thats where I spent my childhood
When I was just a lad

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