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When We Wore Blue And Gold

It was September of 1960 and we were growing Elvis sang "It's Now or Never" anticipation showing New kids in town for our Freshman year Our last at St. Jerome's, adulthood near. We hung out at the Coffee Cup on Berwick Street Five Point Diner and Palma were sweet We never dreamed of growing old Back when we wore blue and gold. Sophomore year brought us to Saint Ann Not old enough yet to be called a man Hitch hike to the My Place and Bowling Alley Travelled around the Panther Valley Weekends looking for a brand new thrill Going to the Coffee Shop in Summit Hill On the Juke box "Runaround Sue" and "Cathy's Clown" If "Rumble" came on we'd quickly leave town Building memories as each day would unfold Back when we wore blue and gold. 62 saw the Four Seasons singing "Sherry" Our next two years would be with Saint Mary Pep rallies in the court yard, who could forget Sneak down to Henry's for a cigarette Laughing, joking, we were only sixteen Drop another nickel in the pinball machine Flip a coin for a pool game, choose who will rack Fan buses for away games, have a smoke in the back Lou Christie sang "Two Faces Have I " "The End of The World " made Skeeter cry It was 63 and our time was near We were starting our senior year Unsure of what our future would hold Back when we wore blue and gold November came and some of us cried The Friday President Kennedy died Before the storm there is always a calm Trouble brewing in Vietnam In 64, invaded by another land The Beatles wanted to hold our hand The school would be one next year we were told Back when we wore blue and gold June arrived, graduation day A time to rejoice, a time to pray To change the world, thoughts so bold Back when we wore blue and gold.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 6/20/2016 6:14:00 AM
This is absolutely brilliant. Well done.
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Date: 12/25/2015 10:28:00 PM
Vince, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year May all your days shine and dreams come true. :) Every day should be a day with family and friends. I appreciate everyone. Sorry to all those I have taken for granted. SHAME ON ME. I promise, 2016 will be a new me. Merry Christmas!!! May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 12/24/2015 7:44:00 PM
Excellent Vince! Smoothly flowing with splendid couplet rhyming which is so unobtrusive, your repeating title line cleverly inserted. One to certainly reminisce to. BRAVO my friend! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 12/6/2015 10:08:00 PM
Hello, my dear friend, Vince! It's my great pleasure to read this marvelous piece of yours! I enjoyed a lot. I'm so glad to read again from you! Have a wonderful week! <3 Leonora
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Date: 10/6/2015 11:22:00 PM
Hi Vince, you have a wonderful way of expressing your poems. Enjoyed. LINDA
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Date: 9/9/2015 4:50:00 PM
I enjoyed your poetic thoughts this evening. Light & Love
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Date: 9/9/2015 10:17:00 AM
You have always been able to pull me back in time, remembering the days of youth, the good times, the best of times that can never be again. Thanks for that dear Vince! Hope you are doing well !!
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Date: 9/8/2015 11:46:00 AM
Vince, Congratulations on having your poem featured on the home page. **SKAT**
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Date: 9/7/2015 10:27:00 PM
VINCE.. Your fabulous write is featured this week on the Soup homepage.. Huge congrats and the tip of my hat! -LYRIC
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Date: 8/22/2015 6:10:00 PM
Had you listed as my favorite poet...and so thought I would read some more. This is fantastic ...I see you do not seem to respond to comments and that's fine...just wanted you to know....It is lovely...Skeeter Davis and all.....Thanks
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Date: 8/24/2015 7:44:00 PM
Hi Judy. I seldom get on here anymore and usually read a poem or two and comment. Thought when I retired I'd have more time but it doesn't happen. Thanks for stopping by and reading my poem. Still a great site and proud to be a member among so many talented poets.
Date: 7/8/2015 8:53:00 PM
lovely memories told with perfect candor and rhyme Vince a work of art hugs 7
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Date: 7/8/2015 5:21:00 PM
Great memories of those good ole' days..I enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visits to my page..Sara
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Date: 7/8/2015 4:52:00 PM
Hi Vince: I admire your total recall in your time close to mine. Great write and thanks for kind comments.
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Date: 7/6/2015 11:24:00 AM
Love this trip down memory lane,,long time no see here on soup..awesome poem...
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