My 70’s – a poem

Remembering the 70s
the memories flow fast with ease
Halcyon days spent by the beach
When adulthood seemed out of reach
Simple street games played with friends
and long hot summers that never end
School day memories I preciously hold
with scores of stories to be told
Aviation projects and balloon fights
concrete playgrounds, watching fights
Egg and spoon race, sports day fun
Sister Lucy firing the starting gun
Running free and being hip
Seeing John Toshack on a school trip
Glynn Vivian Art where masks were made
Batman play and miming charades
First edition of Smash Hits mag
Skateboards, Penny mix, satchel schoolbag
Gower trips and learning to swim
impromptu priest visits made on a whim
Monday Algebra and spelling tests
Sneakingly the answers on old-fashioned desks
Poetry classes and models of clay
Watching the clock till it’s time to play
Times tables stars displayed on a chart
Friday barrels loaded from the beer cart
Benediction and monthly confession
Signs of the Cross and promises of heaven
Boomtown Rats and Blondie’s beats
Twenty ways with mince, to eat
Three day weeks and electricity rations
Crushes on boys, but too young for the passion
My childhood days are memories to cherish
They’ll stay in my heart til the day that I perish
And when I’m asked about it all
I’ll fondly smile as I vividly recall.


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