I Recall

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 30
Write a  “back in the day” poem.  You might also call this a “good old days” poem or a “bad old days” poem. To me, back in the day is synonymous with history–but a kind of personal history (even if shared among a community).

I recall:

old playmates of childhood,
games of iron tag, jump
rope, and hula hoop marathons.
double feature movies
with cartoons,
and news reels.
patent leather shoes,
tube tops, straightening
my hair with an iron.
boyfriends who sang,
lovers who didn’t.
the only job I loved.
my many apartments–
some with hanging beads,
some with beanbag chairs.
heady sense of freedom
in the sixties and seventies.
music forever cherished.
mini, midi, and maxi-
skirts, fishnet stockings
with high heels.

I have changed,
not changed,
lived,
not lived,
but kept
solid my values
from childhood.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to I Recall

  1. Kathleen says:

    You covered it!!

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