Mary Mc Creath
Then And Now - Poem by Mary Mc Creath
In the 1950’s
Then began working in my first job.
Now retired from full time work.
Then played the records of Johnny Ray,
Tommy Steel, Elvis, on a turntable.
Now listen to songs on ipod.
Then took first flight from Glasgow to Dublin.
Went from home to destination in 2 hours.
Now same journey today, with all the security
And traffic could take over 6 hours.
Then saw Princess Elizabeth the year she became queen
Now enjoyed her diamond jubilee in 2012.
Then bought family our first TV and watched coronation in 1953
Now follow interest on Utube and Tedtalks
Then queued up for tickets, Bill Haley and the Comets,
Saw him perform 'Rock around the Clock'
Now go to see live performance of The Lion King
or watch favourites Andre Rieu and A L Webber
Then followed sputnik and the race to the moon
Now download the mars landing video and NASA space photos
Then loved the A- line skirt
Now still love and wear A-line skirts
Then post was main means of communication.
Now send sms’s to friends.
Then travelled by public transport, tram, bus, subway
No Chevy to drive anywhere.
Now little public transport, practically everyone has
own means to get about.
Then followed main news at weekly cinema shows
Now minute by minute updates on cell from CNN.com
Then loved to read works of great poets.
Now also enjoy writing my own verse and thoughts.
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