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Not Like We Did

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Not Like We Did

Not Like We Did

Sometimes I wonder about the good old days
Growing up and parting ways
Sometimes wish I could have stayed a kid	
They have good times now but not like we did
Painting ghosts on store fronts for Halloween
Stop at Mike's and play the pinball machine
Go for lunch down old Broad Street
Get a hamburger from Texas Pete
Friday dances in the gym at Saint Jerome
Stop at the bowling alley before going home
In the Vic is where I first got kissed
At the Coffee Cup, we did the Twist
The Coney Island and the S and A
Stopped at the pool room almost every day
Behind the Acme lot there was a circus show
Swim in the summer time at the Bungalow
Stop at the station waiting for the train
Deliver the Courier in the pouring rain
Watch a parade on Decoration Day
Flowers for Mary during the month of May
Little income but we were all well fed
Danny sold Italian bread
Back porch picnics and we played wiffle ball
Free movies in Middle Ward park, we had it all
Church picnics at Dutch Hill Park
Play in the street until well after dark
Small man thrived, a living earned
Tamaqua was where we grew and learned.
We had sports heroes when I was a kid
They have heroes now, but not like we did
Stadium was filled for the football game
Basketball season, the town did the same
Roller skating on center Street
Stop at the Five Points to get a bite to eat
I look back and my memory thrives
So many good people have touched our lives

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  1. Date: 3/26/2012 3:02:00 PM
    Vince, Wonderful memories. I have noticed that kids of today will appreciate much simpler things if we raise them that way. My kids are happy going to the park, where they now take their kids for fun. I hope to share this kind of fun with my grandkids too. Right now they are babies. I enjoyed your stroll down memory lane and remember that poetry can take you right back again. Excellent poem! Mahalo, Connie

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 7:10:00 PM
    i don't know how i missed this poem - it's wonderful! i love all the memories you've described, especially because of how beautifully you've rhymed them. ~ thanks, too, for checking out so many of my poems. much appreciated!

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 11:52:00 AM
    The good old days when life seems so much simpler and full of fun. Nice memories to carry of the past. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 10:21:00 AM
    A wonderful nostalgic piece, Vince. I think the kids of today and the last generation have really missed out on the simple things of life. I enjoyed reading your poem, Vince. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Good morning, VINCE.. a very good poem,, i think much about my good days... and the people that made a difference,, enjoyed. "HAPPY ST PATRICK DAY TO YOU , GOD BLESS~ ALWAYS PD ;-)

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 11:41:00 PM
    I am younger, and grew up in a different country, but truly felt myself relate to this poem in my own way. Almost makes me want to cry, but then I would be a bawling baby(kinda like the tears that will be shed when the Philly "Roadblock" stops dead on the ice come NHL playoffs! Har har! Just kidding, Vince!). Wonderful poem.

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 10:24:00 PM
    Lovely memories, Vince. "Little income but we were all well fed"..."[...]we had it all" Happines in simple, little, common things...Great write! Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 9:06:00 PM
    (unappreciated for our poetry I mean)

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 9:06:00 PM
    Yes, down memory lane again with you, Vince. I recall seeing other poems like this of yours. I enjoyed your comment at joe's blog about our poet woes. So unappreciated we are by those we love most!!