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Living the 1950's

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I don’t remember

   the 1950’s.


But I spent 

   4 months and,

   15 days,

   living in the 1950’s. 


At least I’m told I did.


My parents got me there,

   before moving

   to the 1960’s.


All I know

   of the 1950’s,

   is grainy,


   and black and white.


Dad quiffed,

   Mum elegant,

   caught happy,

   in the one photo

   I know of then.


My parents blooming,

   getting on.

Living the 1950’s,

   before I came along.


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Michael Morales

Fri 22nd Sep 2023 01:10

Simple yet very well detailed poem the 50s seemed cool

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John Gilbert Ellis

Tue 29th Aug 2023 21:23

Thanks for the lovely and kind comments and also the likes.

As you say Stephen, sure there must have been some gloriously colourful days.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 27th Aug 2023 08:19

I love the economy of this, John. The sideways look.

I was 7 when the fifties ended but don't remember much - starting primary school, a polio vaccination. Yes, it seems grainy and black and white, but there must have been glorious colour on summer days.

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Gray Nicholls

Fri 25th Aug 2023 22:10

I'm like with the 70s more, but i like the use of the movement of the decade off 50s. carries well..

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