Poetic Thursday: Fabulous Fifties

Once again, it’s Thursday, so that means it’s poetry day with Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.

The photo Pam provided for this week’s inspiration was especially fun.

Although I didn’t grow up in the 1950’s, my two older sisters did.  So I enjoyed writing this poem:

Fabulous Fifties

Ponytails and bobby socks
poodle skirts, rockin’ round the clock.

Elvis’s swivel, Chubby Checker’s twist,
our favorite songs on the Hit Parade list.

“Bad” boys with heel taps were so very cool,
and we rushed home to see Bandstand after school.

The music then was the best we’ve heard,
and we still remember every word.

Those black and white snapshots are silent reminders
of a simpler time when the world was kinder.

Memories take us back, that’s the only way;
the question is: if you could….would you stay?

My sisters, June and Rose, with me in the 1950’s

Thanks, Pam, for hosting this fun meme every week.

~These Days Of Mine~

9 responses to “Poetic Thursday: Fabulous Fifties

  1. I would stay for a while… to watch the good things and this dancers..

  2. Well Dianna you sure rocked our socks off with that one this week! Good job…….I wasn’t old enough to totally appreciate the 50s but I can clearly remember my older sister dragging me into her bedroom to learn the jitterbug and be her “partner” to Elvis records. She had a poodle skirt and the whole deal – I was so impressed! Anyway, that’s a sweet photo of you and your sisters back in those days when life was just a little less complicated……….Thanks for joining in our poetry fun every week!


  3. Love the poem!! Like you, I was born in the 50’s and my two older sisters were growing up then. Lots of that good old 50’s music and dancing in our house back then. And I remember so many of those songs.

  4. Great post! I love the photo of you and your sisters. So cute!

  5. Definitely stay for a bit ! We’ll never hear music like that again …

  6. Another FAVORITE of mine! You really did capture the spirit – even though I was a little young for that time period too. But The Twist was the first dance I remember doing – what fun. If only ………. It was fun music!

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Love the poem. I love the 50’s even if I don’t remember much of it. Like you, Dianna I had Connie to introduce me to some of the great things of the fifties Music clothes and etc.

  8. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    PS: Love the treasured photo!! ❤

  9. oh that picture of you with your sisters … sigh, just perfect!

    fun post. I was born in the 60s but Bill Haley’s soundtrack to American Graffiti (Rock around the Clock) was my favorite as a grade-school girl.. In winter, if too cold to go outside & Play our teachers would let us play that record and practice our Jiving (Jitterbug) in the school library – we rocked it out! These pictures take me right back there (( smile ))


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