The Seventies

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just reminiscing !

Can you remember

back in the Seventies

when we had three channels on the telly

posh people wore galoshes

to me they were just a welly.

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Chopper bikes that hurt your gonad’s

with seat’s almost three foot long

a collectors item now

bet they're going for a song.

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Flared trousers and star jumpers

and pair of oxblood  Doc’s

not forgetting the suave milk tray man

who always managed

to deliver his box of chocs.

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Two hard plastic balls

that pulverised the wrist

I seem too think

we called them clackers

they surely won't be missed.

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Denim jackets and fag packets

no 6 and no10

before the rise of superkings

you got cig coupons then.

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Just some memories of a yesteryear

when I was a mere teen

I had hair then and a smaller waist

now i’m just an old has been.

 

©

Mr. Watson

November 2015

 


Submitted: November 06, 2015

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Jeff Bezaire

Tripping down memory lane is always fun, especially when you're a passenger on someone else's trip. A delightful poem, Mr. Watson. Funny enough, I was hopping on to publish my own poem about the good ole days when I was a boy. Great minds thinking alike??? By the way, love the use of the term 'gonads'. Haven't heard that one pulled out in a while. :)

Fri, November 6th, 2015 8:55pm

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I'm pleased you enjoyed the ride Jeff. I thought I'd reminisce, with a little added humour.

Fri, November 6th, 2015 1:31pm

B Douglas Slack

Well, I certainly do remember most of that, but your 70's is my 50's. It was 1956 before we even HAD a television, and I didn't get a bie until I was 12. I guess it is all relative, though. Maybe for the better as in my teens, the dinosaurs left the earth. ~Tom

Fri, November 6th, 2015 11:41pm

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The dinosaurs left, but Chuck Berry and Bill Haley came ! Thanks for the read Tom.

Sat, November 7th, 2015 1:33pm

Bert Broomberg

This brought back some lovely memories. It's funny that a lot of people regard the sixties as a far more interesting decade than the seventies, although it can still be seen as a transitional age between the stuffy fifties and the super competitive eighties.

Sun, November 8th, 2015 12:47am

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I'm pleased it brought back some reflections. I think we can all find things in every decade that we have lived , The Apollo missions, the Berlin wall coming Down, Princess Diana , all seem to stick in the mind.

Sun, November 8th, 2015 1:19am

annat2again

Oh heavens..
I can remember back to the sixties, when TV's were just arriving into people's homes...
The seventies saw me raising children so I'm not sure what else went one!!
Good poem as always.

Sun, November 8th, 2015 4:15am

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When you start a Family , everything's a blur Anna ! Thanks for commenting.

Sun, November 8th, 2015 1:46am

Mrs Cowell

Oh mr watson that's ace! Trip down memory lane with the old clackers. My brother brought me some from Spain and they were made of bloody rock I'm sure. Had lumps on my wrists for months!

Thu, November 12th, 2015 6:08pm

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I think everybody had some clackers. They banned them in some countries I believe. Thanks for reading Mrs.C.

Fri, November 13th, 2015 2:19pm

Jason Crager

Not too experienced in the seventies, but having witnessed the eighties and nineties firsthand, clearly the decline is evident!

Sat, November 21st, 2015 2:33am

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Just teenage memories Ronin, sunny days and adventures !

Sat, November 21st, 2015 11:54am

jmurch

I remember riding around the back of my step dad's pickup truck. My bike didn't have a seat, but I ran outdoors to ride it. We didn't trap ourselves to our video game systems...we didn't have one. We had an inexpensive toy called our imagination. My mom was always yelling that my plaid pants couldn't go with my striped pants. My dad had monstrous side burns, a wide collared shirt, bell bottoms, and he cranked a band called Black Sabath from a reel to reel player. This was eventually replaced by an eight track player. For all the technology in the world today, the world was more real then. I wish my kids could have the chance to experience some of my memories. We lived well without Internet, computers, and a thousand television channels. Great piece. You dug out the snowman's inner nostalgia.

Sat, December 19th, 2015 1:16am

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Thanks for commenting Joseph, you're so right the world was a different place then, as you correctly say, kids today are missing out on something. I was always out riding my bike, fishing, building dens, nowadays kids just sit in front of their computers or televisions, the sense of freedom and adventure doesn't exist as it did then. Everybody drives around in reasonably new veichles now, back then most of our parents had runners, old cars that did the job, the only people who had new cars were managers and sales reps. Money was tighter, but the essence of life was brighter, especially when you were care free, debt free and of course young !

Sat, December 19th, 2015 1:16am

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