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Leave it to Me

Years ago at home sick with a cough,
My Mother made chicken soup for me.
After lunch she would turn the radio off,
And let me watch TV.

I recall one of my favorite shows,
About a small boy named: The Beaver.
I curious name I suppose,
Their parents Ward and June Cleaver.

He had an older brother named Wally,
Who always knew the truth.
The show presented 50’s life, ‘By Golly,’
Which seemed just like my own youth.

Beaver would always get in a mess,
Or some crazy predicament.
Wally would then make him confess,
To their father in embarrassment.

In many ways I could relate,
As I have an older brother too.
Because when I made a mistake,
My brother always knew what to do.

I sometimes would break a light,
Or damage one of my dad’s tools.
My brother would say it’s alright,
And seemed to know all the rules.

When “Leave it to Beaver” is done,
I always revisit my childhood.
Such a special age, had so much fun,
And the true value of brotherhood.


By: Greg Stanley
On the show, “Leave it to Beaver”
For Michael’s “Old TV Show” contest

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  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:09:00 PM
    I loved this show too. REmember the remake they did with those guys grown up? Good one, Greg!

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 5:10:00 PM
    yes we had the Beaver here in Australia too, how the world has changed since those far off days...we knew..

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 8:48:00 PM
    Hi Greg....Leave it to Beaver! Yes, another GREAT show!! Wonderful rhyme...it'll be a smash hit again with the contest...the best part of your poem for me is that you learned a lesson from the show. :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 2:39:00 PM
    Lovely nostalgic piece, Greg. I've never seen that programme over here. Many congrats to you too, my friend : )

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 12:45:00 PM
    An excellent write on that old TV show Greg.Best wishes for the contest.

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 6:31:00 AM
    Well done Greg, you have some real good memories here, enjoyed your poem, love, vie

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 12:03:00 AM
    a special time to get off from reality and just be there with beaver... love how you payed around with this beautiful, fun verse, greg...delightful!.. winning's best and huggs! :)