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Those Were the Days - a Poem

Faith, Art, writing and learning are Tim’s passions. Tim loves working in education. He has a BS in Psychology from Albright College.

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Those Were The Days

I was sitting around one day thinking about life back in the day. I started making a list of what daily life was like way back when. Well one thing led to another and I created this poem. I know the list is not an exhaustive one. The list also led to a compilation of longer poems which I will post sometime later. I hope you enjoy the poem and it sparks some memories for you.

Drive in movies, Happy Days

Pet rocks, metal ice cube trays

45 records, annoying Party lines

Candy cigs, Boones Farm Wine

Books with records, glass bottled pop

Glass Wax stencils, restaurant car hops

Penny candy, tie dyed tees

Looking cool in old blue jeans

A pair of chucks, long haired hippies

Rubix cubes, Black and White TV

A few pet rocks, a mood ring


Remembering life back then

All the things which came and went

Games we played, a simpler life

Every hour seemed time well spent

Those were the days

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Studebakers, Black Jack gum

5 and dimes, a little cap gun

A metal lunchbox, Hula hoops,

Hanging at the mall, milk on your stoop

A full tank for $5, American Bandstand,

Roller skate keys, is ABBA a band

8 track tapes, maybe a cassette

A mix tape was always the best

Candid Camera, walk on the moon

Dark Shadows, Laura and Luke

Platform shoes, no seat belts,


Remembering life back then

All the things which came and went

Games we played, a simpler life

Every hour seemed time well spent

Those were the days

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Jiffy Popcorn, A Cracker Jack toy

TV Westerns, maybe The Hardy Boys

Rock and roll music, read Dick and Jane

Some Kool Aid or, A glass of Tang

Telephone booths, Leave it to Beave

Remembering life back then

All the things which came and went

© 2021 Timothy Whitt

Comments

Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on September 30, 2021:

I loved the 60’s and 70’s it seemed like life was less fun after then.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 30, 2021:

Yes! Those were the days! I loved growing up back when I did. Thanks for the memories!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 30, 2021:

I wouldn't trade growing up in the 60's for any other decade. I had a blast!

Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on September 30, 2021:

Yes, I miss them sometimes.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 29, 2021:

Yes, those were the days.

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