SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THE PICTURES

poem by: Darryl Ashton
Written on Aug 06, 2017

Going to the pictures
When I was just a kid,
On Saturdays from ten
till noon
Was what we 
youngsters did.

We all loved Stan and
Ollie,
Mickey Mouse and Peter
Pan,
Mother Riley, the Three
Stooges,
And (my favourite) 
Superman.

We booed at all the
baddies
As we shouted out:
'Bang! Bang!'
And we roared with
childish laughter
At the antics of Our
Gang.

Gene Autry and Roy
Rogers,
Cowboy heroes of
the day,
As they rode along
the sunset trail
While singing all the
way.

Back then it was
good, wholesome
fun,
A golden era when
There wasn't any
violence,
No sex or swearing
then.

But war broke out
and suddenly
That innocence was
gone,
Our dads went off
to fight
And life was different
from then on.

But still I have those
memories,
Which I treasure to
this day,
Saturday mornings
at the pictures - 
They can't take that
away!


BY
DARRYL ASHTON     

 

Tags: happy, humor,

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Frank byrne commented:
Living in Kirkby, Liverpool........the nearest cinema was The Rio in nearby Fazakerley, a bus ride away ..we loved "the Cowies, and Indians". I got a pair of hop along Cassidy guns, and holsters for Chrimbo......thanks for "Sparkin' off that memory Darryl....great poem......
Christopher Russon commented on Sep 24, 2017 at 9:53pm
I loved going to the the Saturday matinees to see Jason and the argonaughts.Lovely poem.

 

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