DO YOU REMEMBER MY ENGLAND?

Do you remember my England?

When people said "How do you do?"

And most of them were folk you knew,

And everybody joined a queue...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When neighbours seemed to care and share,

And it was just not done to stare,

And "barbers" used to cut your hair...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When "addict" meant a pin-ball fan,

And workmen said "I will - and can",

And almost everything came by van...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When bobbies used to find their feet,

And a gentleman gave up his seat,

And something really nice was "neat"...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When strangers would come to your aid,

And a welcome seldom over-stayed,

And lifelong friendships often made...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When politicians would resign,

With "principle" the guiding sign,

And spin went with a fishing line...

I do.

 

Do you remember my England?

When people slaved for not much pay,

To show their kids a better way,

And pinned that promise to today...

I do.

 

 

England

◄ POETIC JUSTICE

WORDSWORTH WOULD UNDERSTAND! ►

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 7th Nov 2011 15:45

True. Steve. I love that old saying "Nostalgia
ain't what it used to be!"

steve mellor

Mon 7th Nov 2011 15:35

I like the flow of the piece.
I'm sure there are many of us in the same boat, remembering life as it was

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 7th Nov 2011 15:24

Thanks J.C. I guess there's something there
about "accentuating the positive..."

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John Coopey

Sun 6th Nov 2011 20:03

Effective form, MC.
You like your 3 line rhymes.

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