Black Poetry : I Remember When....Old School Vibe

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Red Kool-Aid
    While watching
    Sesame Street
    And the Electric Company
    C’mon and Zoom Zoom Zooma Zoom
    Running outside
    To play basketball in the alley
    Using a bike rim or milk crate for a hoop
    Busting open the fire hydrant
    Trying to stay cool
    Listening to Peaches and Herb’s “Reunited” playing
    On the radio
    While getting ready to
    Go school shopping
    Gonna do that lay-a-way thang in June
    Get them out at the end of August
    Can’t wait to tell the kids
    About my new clothes
    Running around in the streets
    At a time when bullets didn’t rule
    We was just young
    Having fun
    Busting a move on Pac-Man
    Before there was a Ms. Pac-Man
    Long way from the pong video game system
    Sitting out on the porch
    Watching the girls jump rope
    While we laughed
    At how they jiggled
    When they did their pop-ups
    Newly developing bodies
    Affecting our own
    We were growing up
    Yet we still were kids
    Being kids
    Looking like kids
    Acting like kids
    Doing what kids do
    Respecting our elders
    Because back then the village raise the child
    Got 3 whoopings before I even got home
    And then got one from momma
    Cause everybody else had to whoop me
    And I still had to wait till daddy got home
    But it was love that they showed me
    Times have changed
    And morals and values
    Are rearranged
    Yet I treasure my time growing up
    For it made me who I am today……
     
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    Bishop......
    u member all dat...fun
    those were the days when we could
    enjoy bein a kid...climbin trees, eatin crab apples..
    boys showin off playin street football for the girls
    makin go carts from wheels of a shopping cart..
    you done took me there....strollin down memory lane...thanx :lol:


    Epiphany :heart:
     
  3. Bishop

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    girl I for got about the go carts!!!!! Hey remember the fried baloney and fried pork and beans and hot dogs????mmmmmmm
     
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    [email protected]..
    carrying pop bottles to the store
    when we didn't have no money..
    sliding down the grassy hill on cardboard boxes..
    somebody takin a serious spill on the "merry go round"
    at the playground...(is that what we called it?)
    showers in tha back yard with the hose
    birthday party dance contests..
    socials that cost a 75c w/ the card, a $1.00w/o
    and somebody got so drunk....they outside throwin up..
    tryin to keep the boys from pinning you to the wall on a
    slow song....:lol:
    yeah....:lol: Bishop.....I member.

    Epiphany :heart:
     
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    Bishop...
    ..remember when you could "learn" new dances watchin Soul Train?
    playin under the street light and mama not bein worried
    shootin marbles (or is that a Southern thang?)
    ...whoopings before you got home(maybe not 3) was definitely ME
    ......brought back some good memories..don't wanna think where I'd be without 'em..:heart: :x: Thx for the stroll.
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Girl I remember shooting marbles....Hat a couple of pearls and cateye marbles.......Back then Soul Train was the show!!!! you could watch the soul train line and go to a party doing the same dance...Wooooweeee!! I wish I could go back to some of them days....

    Hey anybody remember the putting kool-aid in paper cups and freezing them?
     
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    I feel this

    Boy, I am bust a tear
    right up about now
    I remember this.

    You words so vividly discribing this
    that I can tast the red cool aide
    feel the sun as I rode my bike
    and waited for the Good Humour man
    to come and I would get cool chocolate eclaire
    those were good times
    when living in the ghetto wasn't because of no choice
    but because it was where generations of
    hard working people lived and raised their
    children to be contributing citizens to society
    thanks for this read and this walk down memory lane
    peace
     
  8. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    the chocolate eclaire was the stuff...But my favorite was the BOMB POP!!!!!!WOOOOWEEEEE!!!
     
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    Or how about (I forgot the name) the gum that was about 2FT long, chew on it all day!
     
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    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I know whatcha talking about....I forgot the name too....yall member when penny cany actually cost a penny?
     
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