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The Old Days
by Richard Lee King

Monday, January 03, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Reminiscing about the “Good Ol Days” is often a lot of fun, but trust me, everything about the old days wasn't all that glamorous.


The old days somehow seem better
then back when they were new.
Seems, now we really enjoyed
all the things we used to do.
Choppin’ wood and haulin’ it in
just wasn’t that much fun,
but back there in the day
they were chores needin' done.
And when we walked to school
in those old hand me downs,
that was all we knew,
so we saw no reason to frown.
Oh, at times I was embarrassed
by the patches on my jeans,
but nowadays they cost extra
if they’re falling apart at the seams.
Somehow those old days seem better
if you never had to live them.
Maybe our memories fade,
or we exaggerate with them.
I wouldn’t want to testify,
but I’d swear to it in a letter,
all things considered,
I’ve really never had it better.

copyright 2011 - Richard Lee King

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 1/9/2011
Nor have I for reading your take on the good ole days.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/4/2011
Such a wonderful nostalgic pen, enjoyed this very much, Dick.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/3/2011
Yes, I can remember the wood chores, the hand me downs and the old clothes versus school clothes...
but...ah it was a lot simpler...
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 1/3/2011
The farther away, the rosier it becomes....

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/3/2011
I can let you have a few pairs of those kinds of jeans, cheap...e
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/3/2011
absolutely true!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/3/2011
Well done, Richard.
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/3/2011
Splendid. Many can never know the difference, I hope.
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 1/3/2011
There is truth in every line of this, Dick. Well-put.

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