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Remembering When

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Remembering When

I remember when
The streets were safe to walk,
shops were opened till late.
And with guard dogs in the yard,
No one dared to jump the gate.

I remember when
Rape, hijacking and crime
all ceased to exist
and if anyone messed with your family,
their name was on a death list.

I remember when
Respect was always shown and given
to anyone we whom we met.
And it was okay with our parents to get a beating
from any adult who we disrespect.

I remember when
we use to take pride in our school work,
just to get many gold stars.
Makin sure our projects n assignments
were the best by far.

I remember when
We use to get up early on Saturdays,
just to catch our fav cartoons.
Sunday morning trips to the beach
And staying till late in the afternoon.

I remember when
We use to climb on the mango trees
and made swings out of old tyres
Played hide n seek in the garden
and with toys made out of wires.

I remember when
We use to run around barefoot
Not worried about cuts n bruises.
And we had fun in all our games                                                                                                                                                         no matter who was winning or losing. 

I remember when
Our teachers would call home
on the days of school we would miss.
And all our bad days we made better
by our parents hugs and kisses. 




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  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:54:00 AM
    This was wonderful Sasha. And I agree with you on most aspects (especially the part about kids not showing respect and going unpunished for BEING disrespectful). Though I don't believe you meant that crime didn't exist back then... but being you were a little kid, crime obviously wasn't on your mind. One song I like about "the good ole days" is Back When by Tim McGraw... I think you might like it :)

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Good Morning Sasha, thank you for taking us down your memory... a wonderful entry, good luck in the contest...Linda