I’d Listened to the Radio

I’d Listened to the Radio

I’d Listen to the Radio – Most of us growing up were happy in our innocence, not having the experience of a broken heart yet. We saw the beauty of loving someone and often times that love would have a soundtrack playing in the background. We loved and made love listening to those songs of our youth. Those songs that made us smile and those melodies that made us cry. Now and then, it seems we need to hear and sing those songs of youth and passion again to remind ourselves of the happier and simpler times. In an insane world, they kept us sane. All I know now is that I was happier when I was young and I’d listen to the radio.

I’d Listened to the Radio
When I was young, I’d listened to the radio,
And – sing all the songs that I used to know.

Recalling how it was in those years gone by,
Learning to love and never questioning why.

Made me smile to sing those joyful loving songs,
Perfect in time, it is where I knew I belonged.

Those old melodies I memorized each word,
Songs of my youth always the best I ever heard.

When I was young, I’d listened to the radio,
Holding my girl, not wanting to let go.

At night with the stars and moon in the sky,
Listening to the songs that made the young girls cry,

Not a care in the world, they were such happy times,
Seems so long ago, I still sing those songs sometimes.

Occasionally now a song takes me back to then,
I can relive my youth again, from way back when.

Each and every song are just like long lost friends,
Wishing the memories and nostalgia will never end.

When I was young, I’d listened to the radio,
And – sing all the songs that I used to know.

Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 7th Colorado adventure tale novel “When the Song Vanishes”.

8 thoughts on “I’d Listened to the Radio

  • February 13, 2020 at 6:29 PM
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    Yes, those songs of youth when with young loves are the best. I love this nostalgic piece of yours, Kurt. It brings back so many memories. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  • February 14, 2020 at 8:01 AM
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    I love the music of my youth Phyllis – as most people do. Oh, to be young again!!!

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  • February 15, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    I also listened to the radio. I love all music and find Peace when someone starts to play a tune. Great poem Kurt. Jamie

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    • February 17, 2020 at 6:49 PM
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      Music and the radio of our youth will always play within our memories Jamie.. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • February 16, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    Oh, I really enjoyed this. Thank you for the memories. Never left the house without a transistor radio. I now have Queen and Radio Ga Ga playing in my mind.

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    • February 17, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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      LOL…I remember when I got my first transistor radio – how wonderful it was. Thank you for commenting Rasma on this piece.

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  • February 20, 2020 at 1:41 AM
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    A great write Kurt. I still love to listen to and sing the songs of my youth, cherishing all the memories they hold.

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    • February 25, 2020 at 3:17 AM
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      Thanks for stopping John… why is it the music of our youth was always better?….

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