Our little cabin in the woods
was made of rustic charm
It embraced us with its caring walls
and kept us very warm
In our cozy kitchen
Mom enticed us with her cooking
we’d always sneak a taste
when we knew she wasn’t looking
Night time walks could be spooky
even with a flashlight
to find furry, black masks huddled
was an unnerving sight
Time was passed in the snow
by flying down the hills
on a magic wooden sleigh
delighting in the thrills
Memories of our corner cabin
will forever stay in mind
but my heart is heavy knowing
now its windows are blind
LScott © 2013
Photo: Google Images
(I don’t have any old photos of our cabin,
but this is one of Big Bear Lake. )
34 thoughts on “The Cabin on the Corner”
Especially like the first and the last stanza =)
I can just picture the little cabin in my mind and the great moments you spent there 😉
Thanks so much! It was fun to remember again! 🙂
Yes, we all had wonderful times at Big Bear. When Mom and I went up alone, we would walk, stop in at the local pub for pickled eggs and play shuffleboard. We did have some good friends and engaged in card games. Many memories. Lauren, thanks for remembering. Much luv, Dad
Your time with Mom sounds wonderful, Dad, except for the pickled eggs! 🙂 We had a lot of great times in that cabin, thanks to you and Mom! Love ya!
These are the most wonderful of memories. We also had a small cabin right on a lake in Northern Saskatchewan. My fondest memories is my Dad making pancakes on an outside stove. XX V.
They really are, Virginia, and your memories sound wonderful, too! Thanks for your comment! xx
There is a certain beautiful charm to the words of your poem! Your words sing forth like a song…just so beautiful to embrace Lauren, thanks for sharing!
Aww…thanks so much, Wendell, that is beautiful to say! It was surreal, thinking back on those times when I was a little girl (many moons ago). 🙂
Very cute, good memories!
Thanks, Sis, many good memories! I wish we still had the cabin!
Delightfully warm and charming childhood remembrances that would forever be preserved in the special nook of the heart. Warm hugs, Lauren, and many blessings!
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Cynthia, and hugs and blessings back to you, my friend! xoxo
oh life, how you tease us with your memories…… lovely poem but i feel the nostalgia an wish the same…
Yes, Life has a way of doing that! Thanks so much and along with the great memories include wishing we still had the cabin in our family!
beautiful, Lauren. There are memories who made us smile and at the same time melancholic. I love your ending line!
lots of hugs xxxx
Thanks, Francina, and these are the memories that do both! I’m glad I used that line, too! 🙂 Much love and zillions of hugs to you! xoxox
Sweet melancholic memories – sometimes, me thinks, it’s best not to evoke.
But that’s me thinking.
I “thinks” you’re right, Eric, but it was fun remembering, even though melancholy in the end! 🙂
Such a beautiful homage to this cabin of your heart, Lauren.
Thanks, Marina, those were good times with our family and many friends joining us! It was kind of nice thinking back! Hugs!
Picture perfect words are more wonderful than a photograph. Love this, Lauren. Blessings, Peg.
Aww…thanks, Peg, that’s very sweet of you! Hugs and blessings! xx
This lovely, yet again Lauren, love the photo, just beautiful! 🙂
Thanks, Sharon! xx 🙂
The setting looks idyllic Lauren, and I expect the cabin was too. A beautiful reflection of childhood days. Happy/sad I feel.
❤ HBL XX
Thanks, Chris…It was beautiful there and the cabin was rustic, nothing fancy, but it served the purpose and evoked many great memories. I just wish we still had it! 🙂 HBL XXX ♥
Just lovely, Lauren, the last stanza very poignant … the last line beautifully sad. XO
Thanks so much, Diane, and yes, many good times, though sad that they had to come to an end…I’m also glad the last line came to mind! 🙂 xoxo
“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” Haruki Murakami. I really love this quote. 🙂
It’s so hard to know that there’s an end to pretty much everything. It’s really hard for me at least… Ahhh la nostalgie…
You’re very talented, Lauren!
I love the quote, too! I guess it’s part of life…nothing lasts forever, so we have to savor those special moments! Thanks so much for stopping by, Cha, and for your very kind words. Last week, I was a little down for various reasons and you have brightened my day! Have a lovely Sunday! xx
awww I’m glad I did! 🙂 I’m on Facebook too by the way. Have an account “Cha Dontchawannadream”. That’s another fun way to share things with my “wordpress friends” 🙂
And you’re so welcome. Really love your blog!
I’ll look you up on FB right now! I’m glad you enjoy my blog and writing, Cha! I’ve been carrying a bit of self doubt around and need to shed it soon! I worry too much, at times, and as my kids tell me, “just write, Mom” it’s what you love to do. Sometimes, my kids are smarter than me! Many hugs to you and I’ll be visiting you today, too!
Childhood memories ❤ They were the best years of my life. I remember at Christmas time one year my grandparents put fairy lights up in the backyard and it looked like a fairyland. We actually never took them down until we moved. It was great
What a beautiful memory, Bianca, thanks for sharing…I have twinkle lights up in our kitchen. They’re colored now, but I switch between white and colored. I just love the ambiance they create. Have a wonderful day! xx