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When I Was Ten
Now in my decline in the time of men I remember way back then when I was ten, when we lived in a shadow much greater at the foot of the Mount and its dormant crater. Where we'd climb and to the top race like Hillary and Tenzing up the south face, then on our backsides slide to the rocks below from whence the lava used to flow. Behold the old white house at 89 Owens Road, the grass I with an old push blade mowed, and where from my upstairs room I saw the spring terraced flowers bloom. Where outside we played cricket all summer long and inside were the masters of ping pong! In our living room my family and me saw a moonlanding and a war on TV - on our black 'n white set watching My Three Sons, Gunsmoke and Bonanza with my toy guns... or perchance playing canasta soon as I was able and even a séance on the coffee table, where spirits from the spirit world did roam and truly spelled out to our guests "go home!". When my birthday cake burnt ten candles and I wore short pants and Roman sandals, with my bag down Valley Road walking past the shops on the way to school talking - spending my lunch money licking my lips eating aniseed wheels and jelly tips! Where my mate lived above his mum's shoe store and between us all was fair in love and war! Listening to my new transistor all the while tuned in to 1480 on top of the dial: to the hip happening sounds of Radio Hauraki in the gulf on a pirate ship called Tiri. Till through the gates of my teacher and jailer: Mrs Furner, Miss Gaiqui, and Mr Taylor; and catch a glimpse of a vision in a cotton dress - the girl of my restless dreams I confess! Then before the bell sounded its morning ring we'd be flying on the moari swing, or games on the courts or running to shield playing bullrush on the football field. And behold, in class on his guitar my teacher playing folk songs and exhorting like a preacher, singing "where have all the flowers gone? Young girls pick them every one..." and "Oma rapeti...rabbit run, run, run" or playing Maori stick games just having fun: drawing native carvings and birds that can't fly, reading about Hinemoa and Tutanekai. Weaving flax and with hands of string making diamonds and parachutes that cling, or in single file marching from the school with our towel and togs to the pool - an Eden boy at the starters end ready to dive in for a prized 50 metre certificate to win. Then gather the class in the projection room and gaze in the ceiling the stars illume: where our Milky Way mural hung so surreal as we sat and watched an old movie reel. But soon the fun would turn to palpable fear when all the class trembled to hear... read to the children who were quiet as a mouse was the Dental List for the Murder House! Alas a fate worse than death - the whining drill to bore and clean and to mercury fill; where the needle sometimes dulled the pain yet the screams of boys and girls remain. After school in my uniform arrayed I marched to the tune in the Boys Brigade! And on weekends roaming the neighbourhood in search of adventure as best we could, climbing the hill to the construction site of The Pines apartments at a great height. On Guy Fawkes night from my pocket lighting my firecrackers and my skyrocket - armed and dangerous ready to throw with red packs of Double Happys lit to blow. And on night time mission on ninja patrol detonating milk bottles - whoa! fire in the hole! Or off to the Crystal Palace to catch a flick lest my mother test my arithmetic. At Eden Park when the mighty Auks played host sitting with my mates behind the goalpost, with my dad and brother at the track in the birdcage and hearing the whips crack - at Ellerslie in the Ladies Stand or Alexandra Park with my Best Bets - my picks to mark. And on the Sabbath beneath cross and spires in Sunday School at old Greyfriars. Now alas, in my decline in the time of men I remember way back then when I was ten! January 2016
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