Walking To School.

Driving down to the shops

I had to pass a school,

Struggled to get down the road

As so many cars were there,

Taking the children to school.

It took me back,

Back to my schooldays

When I walked to school,

As did most of my friends.

As we walked down the road

We would meet each other,

Chat and play on our way.,

Sometimes if it rained

I caught the bus.

But I was never driven to school,

We had to make our own way.

Then came the day I got a bicycle

And rode to school,

Not many cars on the road

So cycling to school was easy.

Life is so different now,

With all the cars,

Driving kids to school.

I am sure that I had happier times,

Walking with friends to school.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 26th, 2022 02:19
  • Comment from author about the poem: Back in the day.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • orchidee

    Good wrote Gold.

  • Doggerel Dave

    With such nostalgia I can but agree.
    And what, do you believe, has caused this change?
    Is it the weather? Rain can sometimes pee
    on people who produce more kids - how strange…..

  • Fay Slimm.

    Oh yes - -- those were the best days when we walked in the streets and to school which for me was a mile away and with no fear - - the song you chose says it all Andy.

  • Neville

    Aye ... back in the day 🙂

  • crypticbard

    Walking to school was one of the best things. At one stage we lived across the road from the back gate of the school and at times would plead with the guard to let me in through there instead of walking around the block to the main gate.

  • sorenbarrett

    I like you grew up in those times walking and later riding a bicycle to school. This brought back those memories.

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