Sunday, October 18, 2009

Back in The Day

Back in the day,
Wii meant you and me.

To feel was to touch
To touch set you free.

Courage and valor defined one as great -
not being a whiny, crazed parent of eight.

When actors could act,
Performers could sing,
Reality shows starred Carson and Bing.

Back in the day,
Mail came to your door.

Wrappers bore gifts.
You walked to the store.

Ice cream trucks stopped on the corner street.
Fifteen cent big sticks, a most awesome treat.

Nice girls wouldn’t google, switch users or tweet.
Blackberries were juicy and raspberries, sweet.

Nice guys didn’t sag, log off or shut down
When sex was sacred, and text, just a noun.

Back in the day,
Botox was unknown.

Surgery was for illness,
Cocktails for the grown.

Cells made up blood.
Breakfast, with Tang.

TVs had antennas, and
Telephones rang.

Back in the day,
You ne'er felt hella rad
When your BFF told you
Your outfit looked bad.

I.M. meant I am.
To chat meant to talk.
You swam with you tube,
And teachers used chalk.

Back in the day,
A Chevrolet brought you clout.
Cowboys re-booted before stepping out.

A blue tooth was concerning.
Hot meant almost burning.

Fruit smoothies, exotic,
and laptops, erotic.

Back in the day,
Old school was a house.

A pad for a bachelor,
And cheese for a mouse.

Word! I'm sayin'
Keep it real and
Don't weep, cuz
Oprah still represents the peep. (Sort of.)

And back in the day, who’d ever dream
A Black man would hold the office Supreme?

We go backwards and forwards
Forward and then back
In circles, and sideways
But end up on track.

Back in the day
We means you and me.

5 comments:

  1. That is so good! I'm really glad you answered my question on blogger-help group and I am definitely going to follow your blog. It's very clever, congrats!

    Sarah (sarah-writerinmaking.blogspot.com)

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  2. Thats really good :)

    Kate x
    http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks Kate! I'm looking forward to following your office drama. Robyn

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  4. Hi! I'd like to give you a One Lovely Blog award. Congratulations and step on over to The Clean White Page - One Lovely Blog Award to pick up your prize...

    Love, Tina

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  5. Really? Thanks Tina!How kind of you. I'm about to step on over to your Page.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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