The village and Loch look so lovely today
The sun shines brightly on a glorious day
And brown wooden houses stand all in a row
A place of tranquility a pleasure to know
Mountains stand tall in this wonderful scene
Long forest walks where ancestors have been
The village lies sleeping remote and refined
So calm and so peaceful forgotten by time
There are empty houses with stories to tell
Ghosts from the past that still like to dwell
The sadness around is hidden with laughter
And swallows build nests way up in the rafter
Some people move on to start lives anew
But what of the village, what can we do
As time passes by and the future awaits
The blackbird sits tall on an old wooden gate
The wildlife looks on from the fields and the trees
This once busy village is brought to its knees
The sun shines brightly on the village today
And the wood-pigeon coos on a tree far away
This village survived throughout all the years
Good times and bad, with hopes and not fears
Like the phoenix that rose from the ashes of fire
The village, the re-birth will begin to transpire
A lovely poem, beautiful use of a more classical style. Inspiring 🙂
Thank you FreeHarry for your comment and for visiting 🙂
Jeanie, this is really lovely! Your words of love have already begun a special transformation of your beautiful village.
Thank you Cindy it is really lovely here 🙂 it’s nice to see you )
With each rebirth, modernization creeps in. All changes with time. It’s a shame. The older I get, the more I believe the old ways were best.
Hello Mike, thank you for your comment. Yes I agree, I think the old community style of life is definitely the best. Thank you for visiting
Lovely. You capture the essence of small villages the world over.
Allow me to return the favor. Hope you enjoy.
Thank you Joel for your kind comment and for visiting 🙂
thanks for linking to potluck.
Thank you Jingle, I am enjoying myself 🙂 … You are so kind xxx
I love this. So simple, and so very picturesque. Lovely rhyme too.
Thank you graasky for your kind comments, I am glad you like the poem. Thank you for visiting 🙂
I really enjoyed your imagery and the atmosphere, elegant poem
Hello, thank you for your comment it is much appreciated 🙂
incredible imagery on the village, glad to see you link, well done.
Thank you Jingle, I will be back to the site as soon as I can, I have a very busy offline day today. I love being involved thank you for the opportunity xx