Summer of Sixty Six -Part Seventeen

How long it all lasted

Is not easy to say

They found us a house

And we soon moved away.

But from similar experience

I’d take a guess

That the way it ended

Was something like this.

The adults moved in

And cancelled the joy

There’d be rules

Proper pitches and organised teams.

There’d be no creativity

Or players with flair

No playing for fun

In case you might lose.

In time the green spaces

Would be covered with signs

No running, no ball games

No boys on the grass.

And the games that made heroes

And heroes to be

Now carry a label

They are called ASB.

So all day football

Is no longer seen

Kids can’t go out

So they’re stuck

To a screen.

Winding down now – 2 more episodes.


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