Give Me The Olden Days
Give me the olden days
Before I-pads, I-pods, and I-phones.
When phones were attached to walls.
Summertime people sat on their porches.
Listening to and scolding each other’s children.
Before “self-esteem” was invented.
Conversation ran rampant, people were not afraid to laugh
At themselves and each other.
No one was offended.
We were neighbors.
Everything was hilarious.
We all had homemade Kool aid popsicles,
This was before “germs” were invented.
We were people, belly to belly,
Listening and learning,
We pushed each other down,
And we kicked each other, but
No one talked about haters or bullies.
No one talked about Republicans or Democrats.
No one talked about other people’s religion.
This was the 1950’s, before “disrespect” was invented.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2019