Those Days

poetic2984 By poetic2984, 22nd May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Those days before television people had to devise ways, to obtain entertainment.

Those Days

Who could remember those years before television became common
It was up to families to engage themselves in some form of recreation
Therefore with friends, at some body's house will gather
Cooking, talking playing some games, or having some laughter.

Sometimes time slipped by and this will go well into the night
The joy echoing around, this one other induces a form of delight
This also brought out something, which was positive
One got to know their friends, as a well as their relatives.

Youngsters too with time and lots of energy in such abundance
Looked to the older people, to give them some well needed assistance
So they all will sit together, letting shoulders and ideas rub
As they readily interact talking and discussing in a social club.

This has proved to be a very good and nurturing environment
As it later turned to be an process in the stage of development
Because though it many persons, learned how to debate with such articulation
That it was no difficulty, to make that transition, to a politician.

There were those time when people found such pleasure
In competing against other villages, in singing and drama
Rehearsals were so intense, the director would take such great pains
Even if it was save pride and get the opponent respect was the gains.

Also too one had to listen to the sound of the radio
Listening to things that really set the mind aglow
As the news and drama, on had to use that great imagination
Because many did not think that there will be a change in the situation.

Who would believe that people pooled money to buy a newspaper
Then many will sit as one person designated as the reader
Would sit and read aloud to a silent and very captivated audience
Who would want to know about what happening in those lands in the distance.

Those are some of the pages from a bit of verbal history
As those older people would relate to me this story
It is most heartening to appreciate this present situation
Which one day too will be history, to another generation.


Competition, Debates, Discussion, Drama, Gathering, Recreation

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author avatar poetic2984
Positive, realistic, My area is mainly poetry.Like to think that my poetry generates some food for thought, and some inspiration.I like to walk, read, think and enjoy the beauty in others as well as that of the surroundings. I work in the Health Indu...(more)

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author avatar D in The Darling
22nd May 2011 (#)

Well done my friend. This is an amazing piece work. Entertainment has always been there and socializing is part of being human.

Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Songbird B
24th May 2011 (#)

The first year that i was married, we couldn't afford a TV, and we talked, and played records, and read...I still look back on that year fondly, before the TV became the centre of attention...When that came in, in some ways, we lost so much...

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author avatar Retired
27th May 2011 (#)

Well a lot of ways, your article is right on the money.

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author avatar Retired
30th May 2011 (#)

Very well done... TV was in its infancy when I was growing up.

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