Remember the Blessings

Poetic thoughts of yesteryear for those of a certain age!

We met and we married a long time ago
We worked for long hours, when wages were low.
No tv, wireless or bath as times then were hard
Just cold water taps and a walk down the yard.

No holidays abroad, no plush carpets on floors
But we had coal on the fire and didn’t lock doors.
Our children arrived, no pill in those days
And we brought them all up without state aid.

They were safe to go out and play in the park
Old folks could freely go out in the dark.
No valium, no drugs, and no LSD
We cured most of our ills with a nice cup of tea.

But if you were sick you were treated at once
No ‘fill in a form’ and come back in six months.
No vandals, no muggings, there was nothing to rob
For we were quite rich with a couple of bob.

People were happier in those far off days
Kinder and caring in so many ways.
Milkmen and paperboys would whistle and sing
A night at the pictures was having a fling!

We all got our share of struggle and strife
But we just had to face it, that’s the pattern of life.
Now I’m alone and look back through the years
Not of the hard times, the troubles and tears!

I remember the blessings, our home and our love
That we shared together and I thank God above!

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