The Mountain Laurel
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The Tree House

By C. David Hay © 1989

An Excerpt from the book, "Wings of the Mind."

Issue: October, 1989

The roof's most gone and the boards are gray
But it stands a tribute to the day

When it served as post to the Munchkin command
Who defeated the savages that roamed the land.

It saved the brave from tiger and bear
And creepy things all covered with hair.

A sanctuary from stress and stuff -
Growing up was mighty tough.

Now the old fort's gone or so it seems,
It went the way of childhood dreams.

The laughter faded long ago
For little people are bound to grow,

But treasured memories linger on...
Castles of the heart
Are never gone.

Read the Book Review of C. David Hay's latest book, "Wings of the Mind."