Poetic Thursday: Back In The Day

Poetic Thursday time again, hosted by Pam and her boys at Two Spoiled Cats.  This is our photo inspiration for today’s poem. What an interesting picture.

Below is my poem. I couldn’t stop writing!

 Back In The Day

A fun picture with memories of days gone by.
What was the first thing to catch your eye?

Sweet Raggedy Ann doll in the high chair.
Friends came for playtime, and we learned to share.

Ice skates, roller skates, carefree days at the rink;
we didn’t know those times would go by in a blink.

A rotary dial phone – that was the thing.
Party lines! A long and a short was our ring.

Mom sewed on an old treadle sewing machine;
Barbie clothes, slipcovers and everything in between.

A Beatles record: we loved the Fab Four,
and an Elvis album from a few years before.

We were mesmerized by the blobs in that lava lamp,
and the old suitcase carried our clothes to camp.

A manual typewriter, when have you seen one of these?
Typing class: “fingers on the home row keys”.

A staged photo, perhaps, but what a display.
Which of these do you remember from back in the day?

~These Days Of Mine~

7 responses to “Poetic Thursday: Back In The Day

  1. I remember SO many of these things…..the saddle oxfords, Mickey Mouse ears (loved Mickey Mouse Club!), and lava lamp but there are MANY memories in this particular attic. I loved this photo when I saw it and knew it would make for good poetry this week – you did a “bang up” job with it!


  2. What a time capsule!!! Look at that ‘rocket’ vacuum and the old family photo. The old oak dresser and hoola hoops, and………………..What fun! I LOVE it!!

  3. Another great entry for Poetic Thursday! … home row keys .. nice ! .. & the whole poem reminds me of a Ray Bradbury short story called “To the Chicago Abyss” .. it’s a good one, too …

  4. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    You captured this picture perfectly, Dianna. Love it.

  5. Perfect poem once again! I remember so many of those items in the photo and in your poem.

  6. who wouldn’t want to play for hours in that attic with all those treasures? Fun poem! ~MJ

  7. The poem brings back wonderful memories of days gone by. I love the inspirational photo. The attic is filled with so many fun things, and I wish that I could spend an afternoon exploring it.

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