Guest Writer Spot

My 1970’s inspired memory poem is on Esther Newton’s blog today- I don’t write much poetry these days, but sometimes it calls out to me- thank you to Esther for her ongoing support of my writing too and her very useful info on her blog. If you write you should add Esther’s blog to your sign ups.

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This week’s Guest Writer will be a familiar name. Talented Alyson Faye has featured as a Guest Writer a number of times. It’s a pleasure to wecome her back with a super poem, which brings back many a memory:

‘70’s Child

By

Alyson Faye

Summer’s drawl, resonant with

scents of strawberries,

slippery helter skelter slides and

gleaming wet beaches.

Sandy sandwiches eaten

on stripy beach towels-

laid out amid the caravan circles.

Winter’s crawl, rumbling through

oak panelled school assembly halls,

blue thighed on hockey pitches

high voiced in choirs.

Polished oak desks

tattooed with ink scrawls.

Sharp edged exam papers and

detentions till dusk.

Steamed up windows on

bus rides home.

Stopping off for penny treats

at the corner shop.

Short cutting through back alleys,

yellow hoop in hand.

Satchel full to bursting,

kicking old coke cans.

***

growing upPicture credit: samsonlinejournal.com

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