Back in ‘My day!’

Back in’My day!’

When I ‘Fell on me bum’, I didn’t sue anyone,
I just carried on playing outside,
And when I did it again, I didn’t, ‘Put in a claim’,
I just got a dent in my pride.

If I took the skin off me knee, it would cause misery,
But no greasy lawyer I’d call,
And when I climbed a tree, there was no cushion for me,
If I fell,  I just suffered the fall.

When I had a fight, It wasn’t through spite,
It was ‘lad against lad’, one on one,
And with each blackened eye, it was never, ‘Goodbye’,
You were still pals, – no matter who won.

You see, – back in ‘My day’, we just learned the ‘hard way’,
Only life, and it’s living would do,
It was part of the plan, to turn me to a man,
Not to look round for someone to sue!

Mick
( Copyright Michael Westwood 2017 )

About the author

Mick Westwood
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I am a 71 year old retired coal miner, who spent 30 years working underground. Having time on my hands, and in order to keep my brain exercised, I decided to try to write poetry and put down on paper some of my life experience, and my hopes, dreams and other thoughts. I also do a little gardening, but I am hopeless at housework. Much to my wife's displeasure.

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pbgvdogs
16th May 2021
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Don’t you feel blessed to have been young when life was like that. If only the kids today could have had a life like that their whole outlook on life would be less stressful. Daft as sounds i feel sorry for them, Loved the poem keep it up
Smythee
3rd Oct 2020
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Enjoying your poems very much. Wish our grandchildren could encompass the freedom we had in our childhood..
MitchC1
2nd Sep 2020
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I love your poems Mick. Well done
Rowankaine
6th Jul 2020
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Love your poetry Mick !
Proudpatti
15th Jan 2017
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That was VG, are you writing them in a book..
JohnHerb
15th Jan 2017
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Forgot to mention wonderful poem Mick-Thanks for the memories and keep them coming please!
JohnHerb
15th Jan 2017
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Just so true-lots of bumps and cuts and scraps but just got on with life-we all did!

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