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Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, Swimming, piano and ballet, Music, baseball, fencing, An activity a day. Such a far cry from my youth - If mem'ry is my guide, When school was done, we had a snack And met our friends outside. On skates or bikes we got around; With jump ropes, balls or chalk, We entertained ourselves with no one Watching like a hawk. That freedom now does not exist In suburbs or the city And looking back, I have to say It really is a pity.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 9/29/2018 8:31:00 PM
A disheartening pity. It would be nice to see society revert and revise to a more congenial time. :)
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Date: 9/28/2018 9:50:00 PM
I had SO much freedom in the 60's and 70's running every which way all over my town. I even let my own kids do this in the 80's but I suppose in today's world it would be a no no!! Especially in your big city . We had it so good growing up and this poem shows that.
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Date: 9/28/2018 3:59:00 PM
Mine just do swimming at the moment... but it is hard, the thought of setting them loose outside! They’re not old enough yet so I don’t have to make that decision quite yet... and they have to demonstrate SOME kind of road sense before they’ll be allowed out... dozy daydreamers! But we’re lucky as we live in a village so hopefully they’ll be able to have some degree of freedom.
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Date: 9/28/2018 3:34:00 PM
Agreed, Ilene. Children nowadays are stressed. Well penned poem.
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Date: 9/28/2018 2:55:00 PM
Years ago kids always played outside and didn't need any other exercise but now they never go out prefering to stay inside on computer games and the like. How times have changed. Tom
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