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On Growing Up

When I was just a little lad
I lived right there in London town
Sometimes it made me kind of frown

Peckham, London did make me sad
How I did yearn for the country
It's there I knew I would be free

The city life near drove me mad
It's where I never felt real whole
 To live confined was not my role

So I grew up and was quite bad
Living my life a naughty boy
Taking away my parents joy

Then one day I was made so glad
An Ausie maid then I did meet
And oh, that lady was so sweet

The sweetest girl I'd ever had
She took me to Australia
Kind of place that did me stir

Now we live in a lovely pad
We are in love both her and me
So Happy and so fancy free

This love we have is not a fad
This thing we have is Dinky die
We're so in love my wife and I

When I was just A Little Lad
Peckham, London did make me sad
The city life near drove me mad
So I grew up and was quite bad
Then one day I was gifted, glad
The sweetest girl  I'd ever had
Now we live in a lovely Pad
This love we have is not a fad

8 January 2019

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Date: 1/9/2019 7:02:00 AM
I think the country is so much nicer; even the suburbs are nicer and I always sleep better in the country. Well done poem.
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Date: 1/9/2019 1:44:00 AM
You done the right thing getting out of the city and country, the UK is sinking fast. Tom.
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sidney dugan
Date: 1/9/2019 5:03:00 PM
Hi Tom I am a cockney from Peckham. I emigrated to West Australia in 1966. I have never regretted being here. It is a far cry from London.It seems it is not going to well for you Guys. Thanks mate, for your kind comments...Peter
Date: 1/8/2019 9:34:00 PM
also, I sure would love to see Australia one day. Wish we had your health care system.
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Vera Duggan
Date: 1/9/2019 11:10:00 PM
Hi Andrea, yes we do live in a lovely part of the world and yes we do have a good health system, take for instance I need a knee operation, I got a referral from my GP and I got in to see a specialist straight away and none of it cost me a cent, even when I have the op. it will not cost me anything being a pensioner, but we also have a great system for the public also we do have private health care as well ( for the rich) I do know you don't ave a very good one over there, take care and Happy new year.x
Date: 1/8/2019 9:33:00 PM
wow, a constanza. You have to tell Connie you wrote this. Her created form has spawned so many sweet poems such as this one.
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sidney dugan
Date: 1/9/2019 5:07:00 PM
Hi Andria I got that style from Connie when I was on her site. I love that style and the pantoum, and I use them both a lot. It only cost me 10quid to emigrate here in 67, and I have loved it ever since. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend as always....peter
Date: 1/8/2019 9:22:00 PM
I am so pleased that the Aussie lad saved you and squirreled you away to the country where you OBVIOUSLY belong, and with her, of course!
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sidney dugan
Date: 1/9/2019 5:09:00 PM
Hi Caren I have been here fifty two years now. And I love the place. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter