I Could Be Wrong — But I'm Not!

When I was a lad, summers were longer.

Families were closer, and somehow stronger.

There were surely more birds and butterflies

That flitted and fluttered and filled the skies.

   I could be wrong — but I'm not!


Roads were much quieter — less traffic you'd see.

The grass was greener, and advice was free!

We played in the street, enjoying our games;

Neighbours were friendly — we knew all their names.

   I could be wrong — but I'm not!


We hadn't much money, but life was grand!

We walked to the shop with coppers in hand.

Big jars of sweets were there on display,

And we'd choose from different jars each day.

   I could be wrong — but I'm not!


Life was much simpler and worries were few.

Dad stoked the fire and mother made stew.

We'd all play Monopoly after our tea;

Back then not many folks owned a TV.

   I could be wrong — but I'm not!


Nowadays kids have oodles of stuff,

And still they want more. It's never enough!

When I was a lad I had what I'd got;

Not very much, and that was my lot!

   I could be wrong — but I'm not!

 

Copyright © Robert Haigh 2020




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you`re welcome

you`re welcome


ron parrish

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lol,if i commented a lot i

lol,if i commented a lot i would give up my age,i remember all that stuff and totally agree

i think it was because we didn`t have a care in the world at that time that made it so familiar today

an honest time and care free


ron parrish

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Old times - good times

Yes, life was different then - more simple in many ways, and they were certainly happy times for me. I'm glad you could relate to this, Ron, and I also thank you for taking the time to visit my Youtube music channel. Much appreciated.

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you`re welcome

you`re welcome


ron parrish

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I miss the old days

I miss the old days too...

Another beautifully composed melodic piece of art, dear poet.

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Thank you

Thank you for the visit, and for your comment. Much appreciated.

allets's picture

Coal And Oil Stoves

Ah, warmed after going to the ice skating rink we walked to fifteen blocks away in heavy snow. We've evolved out of ourselves. Life was hard but as kids, we didn't know it.

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Thanks

We walked everywhere when I was a kid. My parents did not own a car (hardly anyone in our neighbourhood did), and we would walk for miles. Times sure are different now! Thank you for reading and commenting.

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You Are Welcome

We evolved. 


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Progress

Times were more slowly paced, and simpler back then, I think. I know we can't stand still, or stand in the way of progress, but the old days were good in many ways. 

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Thanks

I used to love those long summers. Nothing to do but play with my friends all day, pausing only for meals! Life was simpler then, but better in some ways, I think. Thank you for the visit.