The Good Old Days

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Change, everything's changed

everything worse

The good old days

made me smile


Change everything's lost

after the golden years

The good old days

gone a while


I remember the tears

I remember the childhood fun

Now I supp consoling beers

My emotions on the run


Change, dignified strangers

used to say hello

The good old days

doors unlocked and a jar


Change, everywhere a danger

moods no longer mellow

The good old days

things seemed less bizarre


Change, everything's rearranged

eroded with time

The good old days

make me feel high


Change, everything surpassed

cancelled out by crime

The good old days

reaching for the sky


I remember the fears

I remember the seaside sun

Now I hold each moment dear

playing Russian roulette with a loaded gun


Change, everything still deranged

everything will end

The good old days

filled me with fire


Change, everything forgotten

losing touch with friends

The good old days

engulfed me with desire


Give me the good old days

Give me their love and cheer

Let me change society's ways

Let me be proud to be here




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Thomas J Steele

Wed 30th Oct 2013 11:57

Wow, just wow. That is very powerful Jules, very hard hitting. You had me hanging on to every word.

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Sat 20th Apr 2013 12:17

Thanks. I wrote this following a visit to a Working Men's Club in Stanley, Co. Durham in wish customer reaction to me entering the premises was very antagonistic. People appreciate me more In Willington and Crook Clubs. They appreciate me as a person and a poet.
You can see me performing some of my poetry on my Jules Clare youtube channel. Lamplight 2 is a good file to watch.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 19th Apr 2013 20:41

no harm in dreaming Jules-
one of your best,in our humble opinion.xx

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