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Back In My Day Poems

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Age is experience

Age is experience that’s what they say things were much different back in my day.
You lived through the good and sometimes the bad, there was never enough time to be sad.
We had very little and it’s a sad fact,...Read More
Categories: back in my day, allah,
Form: ABC

The Young and the Anxious
The Young and the Anxious
We are a new youth in an old world
We are constantly told to calm down
We are constantly told to relax 
Told of times “back in my day”
From an older generation who knows nothing
Of the conflicts we...Read More
Categories: back in my day, age, anxiety, culture, depression, pride, stress, youth,
Form: Free verse

most wouldn’t find names interesting, but I would
draw squares representing student desks.

i loved looking at the baby book of names,
my mother bought, in my thirteenth year.

so i’d put a name to each of these squares,
Hollywood would give their squares...Read More
Categories: back in my day, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member MaMa Em
My days were short but God has lengthen them;
My body sometimes hurts, but that's because of sin-nature;
God is such a beautiful King;
Back in my day (I'm not that old);
As a child you always had to do what you were told;
The...Read More
Categories: back in my day, analogy, appreciation, caregiving, dedication, encouraging, family, grandparents,
Form: Free verse
Tragedy Is This Child Likely Exists
In my bed I lay
Here I want to stay
Let my mind wander astray
In to an ordinary day.
My father persists
‘Up now, you will be late for school’
He greets me with another
Breakfast to go.
Pops is on the porch
Readying my bike
For a...Read More
Categories: back in my day, humanity, war,
Form: Free verse

Grass isn't  always greener on the other side born from poverty  Spanish-speaking English living  Nuyorican lots of siblings government living Brooklyn streets roaches in the cabinets rats roaming to get feed hand me downs put on a...Read More
Categories: back in my day, allusion, change, life,
Form: Bio
Going Outta Style
Be careful in a world whose morals seem so cold
Don't let negative surroundings hold you back from being bold
Find someone who retains your youth, not someone who makes you old
and if life has the upper hand you don't always have...Read More
Categories: back in my day, love,
Form: Blank verse
Back in my day shell suits were the latest fashion 
And I made sure I wore my diamond socks with a passion 
The only sky I knew was the one up above my head 
No dvd player, just a betamax...Read More
Categories: back in my day, nostalgia, me, old, day, me, old,
Form: Rhyme
Family violence part 2
Then I heard her footstep getting closer.


This time she picked me up by my throat and pined me up the wall,
screaming at me, finger in my face while smashing my head on the wall.
Bashing my head...Read More
Categories: back in my day, education, hope, life, sad, me, time, me,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Store-Bought Halloween
Halloween is coming soon
it's not that far away
But it's nothing like it used to be
way back in my day.

Part of the fun when I was young
was creating your own disguise
by using this and using that
you just had to improvise.

You might...Read More
Categories: back in my day, nostalgiaold, halloween, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Personal AD Part 2
I'm a blue collar worker who works outdoors 
and I'm also required to wear a hard hat all day. 
My exposed skin and face tan at a very fast pace, 
but beneath that hard hat, absolutely no way. 
The last...Read More
Categories: back in my day, funnytime,
Form: Rhyme
Some parents just let their children run riot
Then blame it on E numbers in their diet
I myself think that times have now changed
The children nowadays are somewhat deranged 

Children are screaming for no apparent reason
When they are off school it’s...Read More
Categories: back in my day, childhoodchildren, dad, me, parents, children, dad, me,
Form: Rhyme
The Endless Waltz: Part2
Now the crowd’s switching gears from shots to beers
We must collect unemployment 
Not so much for our enjoyment more or less because we can’t find a job
Back in my day I was a heart throb 
Well boys weren’t we all...Read More
Categories: back in my day, song-world, heart, heart,
Form: I do not know?
One of Texas's Best
“Back in my day” his stories all would start
I’d  lean in close to listen though I knew ‘em all by heart
He was a living legend, one of Texas’ best
Not just another lawman with a tin star on his chest

He...Read More
Categories: back in my day, cowboy-western, history, nostalgia, people, star, star,
Form: Cowboy