Do You Remember When . . .
It’s a changing world we live in. Just going by
the games that boys & girls are playing these days, you can
really begin to wonder & ponder of your good old days.
Assortment of marbles, balls, skipping rope etc.
We played tops
We played hops
We played cigarette cards
That was fun for the hearts
We played rubber band
That was even considered grand
We played marbles
Or whatever games that followed.
Wooden Spinning Top
We had picnics & swim
We climbed up trees and swing
We flew kites
And fought them with might
Fighting fishes were our pride & kicks
Never a day gone by when we felt sick
These & lots of other things we did
Even mud & holes we might dig.
Player’ Cigarette Boxes or “Rough Rider”
Siamese fighting fish
Gone are the days when life was simple & free
Nothing complicating or sophisticated indeed
Simple game like ‘hide & seek’
Got to our heads & we shrieked
Life was fun, simple & gay
We always had things to play
Nothing fanciful that we had to pay
Riding a jalopy or home we stay.
A Chinese by Descent
An Australian by Consent
Saturday, 29 August 2009