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A childhood poem - contest entry

A chapter in the book My Life As I See It

A Kid In The 1940's

by BeasPeas

Childhood Contest Winner 
My childhood was a good one, Heaven knows,
shielded from the big world's worries and woes.
Golden hair in pigtails, tied up with bows,
had loving parents, wore hand-me-down clothes.

Friends of all ages, together we played,
stayed in our neighborhood, not one kid strayed.
Hands dripped with creamsicles, drank grape Kool-Aid.
Brought brown bags to movies, ten cents we paid.

School was parochial, nuns taught us well,
but don't misbehave or folks they would tell;
if really bad, there was promise of Hell.
Grateful for day's end and clanging of bell.

Scorching summers were best, thankful for rest.
Hiked miles to Plug Pond, swim classes, then test,
caught tadpoles in jars, picked cherries with zest.
A warm cozy home, my childhood was blessed.


Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ May 21, 2017
'A Kid in The 1940's'


 

Writing Prompt
Write a rhyming poem about your childhood. It can be good or bad, happy or sad.
No more than 20 lines.
No free verse.

Childhood
Contest Winner

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parochial ~ church parish
Thank you for reading.
Image: Me in first grade ~ 5 years old.
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