General Poetry posted August 11, 2019

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When I was young.

When Movies Cost a Dime

by Willie P. Smith

Cooper, Scott and Duke Wayne

Were cowboy heroes of mine,

When going to the movies

Cost me and my girlfriend a dime.
Kelley, Astaire and Dailey
Displayed all their dancing skills,
News reels between double features
Outlined all the world's ills.

Crosby, Sinatra and Como

Sang all the popular tunes
Selected short features helped fill the bill,
Along with Disney cartoons.

Abbott, Costello and Skelton

Made the people Laugh,

Serials continued from week to week

Climaxing in the last half.

Superman, Captain Marvel And Batman,

Were the heroes with strength of steel.

Previews of coming attractions

Were shown at the end of each reel.

These are things I remember,

Back when youth was mine.

When going to the movies

Cost me and my girlfriend a dime.

Growing old. writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
Please write a porm of any type that addresses growing old.


When my wife and I were teenagers in the fifties. The greatest decade of my life.
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