Picnic

Let us do some recollecting
for those who may be
old enough to remember

This was a time before cable
TV and cells phones
ever could be
a contender

When there were five kids in wrath
all waiting for the use of one bath

Video games were not yet invented
and movies could never be rented

The only time we saw
microwaves were on the
cartoons like the Jetsons

Cooking food in
a jiffy was
call a popcorn
made on
the stove
by the
tons.

We’d keep
grasshoppers
in a coffee
can giving
them holes
in the
lid

Only to find them
dead in a day;
it was so
great to be
a kid

Cartoons on Saturday morns
where Yogi
and Boo-boo
were kings

Scooby, Shaggy,
Johnny Quest and
Josie and the Pussy
cat’s would
sing

Those day were full
of characters the
I am sure gave
me laughs

And I am pretty sure
there were some who
made me cry
perhaps

Sometime I want
to be like Yogi
and his friend
Boo boo

All my day would be~
looking for a picnic
basket
or two

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About kwicksand

Sinking in the quicksand of my thoughts. ~David Bowie
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2 Responses to Picnic

  1. Cubby says:

    Love how you end it with the last two verses. Those memories of simpler times will always be nostalgic.

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