General Poetry posted November 17, 2016


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A Poem

Nineteen Forty Nine

by toz666

Born in the winter
Of nineteen forty nine
Another baby boomer
Another hungry child

Times were hard
Goods were scarce
Rations in peacetime
Couldn't get much worse

I came into the world
In nineteen forty nine
Times were tough
But they turned out fine

My parents' generation
Had won the war
A war they knew
Worth fighting for

A fragile peace
Cold War raging
Friends and enemies
Places changing

I came into the world
In nineteen forty nine
Times were tough
But they turned out fine

Time to rebuild
Our damaged land
Homes for heroes
The nation's demand

A time of fear
Of nuclear production
One press of the button
And mass destruction

I came into the world
In nineteen forty nine
Times were tough
But they turned out fine

A time of hope
Time to create
A better tomorrow
A Welfare State

A time to honour
Those who died
A grateful future
Built on pride

I came into the world
In nineteen forty nine
Times were tough
But they turned out fine







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