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I spent the year of 1959                                                                                                                 In England with Al                                                                                                                          And the world was mine then                                                                                                                  Al's world anyway                                                                                                                           He taught me that  one English penny was twice as big as an american one                                  And things like that are important when your ten                                                                           When your ten you believe in King Arthur and the Lady of the lake                                                 And you believe in people like Al too                                                                                                   Because they always know what to say and when to say it                                                                                                  Now the year is 1969 and I am two times ten                                                                                                     Never to be just ten again                                                                                                            Because now I've learned that even kings have moments of weakness                                      Tables crack in two                                                                                                                         Ladies cry when you leave them                                                                                                   And small boys do too

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  1. Date: 7/21/2013 3:58:00 PM
    Michael, this is an absolute treasure. The theme and writing are exquisite. This is going in my faves. Congrats on being featured poem of the week :)

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:07:00 AM
    Michael, Congratulations on your featured poem of the week. enjoy life with smiles :-) love <3 LINDA

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:26:00 PM
    I have enjoed reading this little time capsule and memories Michael, congratulations on its feature..'

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 6:41:00 PM
    Seems childhood days plant lasting impressions. I liked this. Thanks for reading my stuff. I'm not on here that often anymore but I love the site.

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Hello Michael, It is a very special person who may write and make the reader both laugh and cry between lines. Your expression is priceless. Keep it up Michael and keep it flowing. Smiles...

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 1:02:00 PM
    very nice, michael. i think the format is rather scattered, but not too much making it difficult to read. Enjoyed. hugs, Catie :)