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I Remember

Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)

Milkman ,breadman, iceman, coal man,
Magazine man, handy man and so many more.
It will never be the same
With no salesman not knocking on your door.

A bag of popcorn with butter and salt for 10 cents,
Candy bar, chiclets all for just a dime.
Life was simple with no expense.
A dollar bill would seem to last a lifetime !

Making kites, parachutes, and even sling shots
Homemade things was what we did
Match box boats, we sailed without any thought
Because first and always I was still a kid.

A boy in grade one once told me
I came out of my mother's tummy.
I was perplexed as I could be
She was my dear old mommy !

In a kids mind, why should I care ?
Where I came from and so what
I was having too much fun to be in despair.
See, my head was full of curls and never been cut !

If you can't remember as a kid about your past
Especially when you are old and grey
That's your fault not to have a blast,
In my elder lifetime ,my memories will always stay !

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Submitted by Mcclintock on July 10, 2021

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    Thanks Soulwriter, who is your best kind of poets ? England had lots like Tennyson - The Bar.
    LikeReplyReport6 months ago
  • Soulwriter
    I like your style. Do keep writing :)
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