A GOOD OR BAD PAST
A ‘GOOD’ OR ‘BAD’ PAST?
Pleased I am that born I was when I was
A time when even though war threatened, and, did occur
Real freedom did exist, or, the alternative was not recognised
Poverty was rife but was borne with the belief in community
Never was there the expectation of improvement by government intervention
For every inconvenience which did, or might, blight aspects of our lives
‘Get on with it’ was a regular cry and no one argued.
Curtains twitching at the windows of ladies accused of being nosy
But, an anxious mother could rely on neighbours knowing
The whereabouts of children who might otherwise go missing
Oh! Why is it not so now
The TV located in a room distant from that front window
Or the laptop, or mobile phone requiring rapt intervention
Has society lost it’s caring attention
Or, has some insidious society undetected slipped into our lives
With the apparent intention of dividing us one from another it strives
Pleased I am that born I was when I was.