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Childrens games of old

I wish i had been a child  fifty years ago They had such wonderful games to play Which their siblings used to know But not played much in my day. First with a skipping rope Besides the normal skip You could use it as a high jump Jumping with a high backflip Then comes spinning top and whip Would chalk it with colours anew As the top spun around A pretty picture you could view How about marbles In the gutter you would play Couldn't do that in my day So many cars in the way. Then there is mob, What a strange name For hiding til your found Such a silly game Then we get the naughty ones Rat tat ginger is for sure Cos you would knock and run away Making some person answer the door The list is endless Bet some of you could name a few How about card games Stamp collecting too But the  best part were the streets They were relatively secure Children could go out to play Parents didn't have continual fear. Off to the park no adult in tow Kids could be kids, use the swings   Slides, see saws and roundabouts,  Play rounders, football and other things. Now they have playstations Wii and X box too What they lose is being in fresh air With their pals, and being you.

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Date: 11/15/2012 4:56:00 PM
I so agree with you. We had it better in the old days. I am so glad I was a child of the previous century!!
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Seren Roberts
Date: 11/15/2012 7:15:00 PM
lucky you. ...Seren