Dan Hanks

Nostalgia - Poem by Dan Hanks

Remember when a duvet was a continental quilt,
A snickers was a marathon,
And school smelt like stale milk,
Remember buying records, cos you had to pay for tunes,
And by the year 2000 we, d be living on the moon,
We only had 3 channels & they switched it off at 12.00? ,
And all they showed till morning was a picture of a girl?
Remember playing runouts, knocking dollies out of bed?
Get chased by the caretaker, whose name was always Fred,
To keep up with whats happening you watched Top of The Pops,
To see who got to number one, & Tony Blackburn rocked,
Remember all the terrorists were Irish way back then,
But all your friends & family were Irish just the same,
Remember all the bombscares & the power cuts we had,
To us a great adventure, now them days are gone its sad,
Remember when the icecream van, would finally come around,
And youd all shout up to your nan to throw some money down,
Then you must be a sixties child, or older generation,
A world before the mobile phone, or facebook or playstation,
Them days are gone forever & our kids are getting fatter,
The kids that play out on the streets, are playing Rat -at-tat-ta.
Guns N gangs n murder are the games they play today, What are our children learning, on the playstations they play?
For we are sixties children, & weve seen & done it all,
Weve even got the tshirt, & the poster on the wall,
So to all of the children listern to your mums & dads,
they dont make them like us no more, were the best youve ever had! !

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 8, 2011

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