Where have they gone those days of fun
to be out with the family in the sun
simple times no television families talking
then no fear of monsters stalking
all together each Sunday for dinner and tea
that filled everybody with glee!
No expectations or need for material wealth
or trips to the gym for your health
plenty of plain food and that afternoon walk
happy then to simply sit and talk
computer games and smart phones yet to be
both hands and thoughts free!
Countryside unspoilt with no motorway blight
or endless buildings to block the sight
any news was not broadcast twenty four seven
holidays not abroad but sunny Devon!
but even then warnings of world destruction
were not broadcast like a film production!
Cannot deny it was far from a perfect society
far from that hope of propriety
to me seemed more contained not in your face
life was at a far slower pace
enjoyment was more simple the pressure less
no buzz word then known as stress!
But every decade has its ample recollections
filled with countless imperfections
catastrophes that shape the course of history
distressing cases that remain a mystery
so each new dawn we face a fresh blank day
to see if our lives continue to replay!