Poem by Fred Bines – MY LIFE.

Credits below – Up on Equal Parenting @ Ration Shed BLOG – Go https://rationshed.wordpress.com   

 

MY LIFE

 

WE MET AND WE MARRIED A LONG TIME AGO

WE WORKED FOR LONG HOURS AND WAGES WERE LOW

NO TELLY, NO RADIO, NO BATH, TIMES WERE HARD

JUST A COLD WATER TAP AND A WALK IN THE YARD

NO HOLIDAYS ABROAD, NO CARPET ON THE FLOOR

WE HAD COAL ON THE FIRE, AND NEVER LOCKED OUR DOOR

OUR CHILDREN ARRIVED, NO PILL IN THOSE DAYS

WE BOUGHT THEM UP, WITHOUT ANY STATE AIDS

NO VALIUM, NO DRUGS, NO L.S.D

WE CURED OUR PAINS, WITH A CUP OF TEA

AND IF YOU WERE SICK YOU WERE TREATED AT ONCE

NO FILLING IN FORMS AND COME BACK IN SIX MONTHS

NO VANDALS, NO MUGGINGS, THERE WAS NOTHING TO ROB

PEOPLE WERE HAPPIER IN THOSE FAR OFF DAYS

KINDER AND CARING IN SO MANY WAYS

MILKMAN AND NEWSBOYS USED TO WHISTLE AND SING

AND AT NIGHT AT THE FLICKS WAS A WEEKLY HAD THING

WE HAD OUR TROUBLES AND STRIFE

WE JUST HAD TO FACE IT, BECAUSE THAT WAS LIFE

BUT NOW IM ALONE AND LOOK BACK THROUGH THE YEARS

I DON’T THINK OF THE BAD TIMES, THE TROUBLE, THE TEARS

I REMEMBER THE BLESSING, OUR HOME AND OUR LOVE

WE SHARED THEM TOGETHER, AND I THANK GOD.

 

WRITTEN; BY FRED R BINES 10TH MAY 1993

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: