Way back in the 1950's, teenagers, idle youths
Music, they could not relate to at all
The, someone, just who none know, just who!
Had a guitar, he were the only one who had one
Plaid it, playing, the tunes of the day
Creating own music, creating songs, writing them down
His pals,mates, felt left out, itched, to play something
Be apart of it, one took his mums, washing board made of glass
With ripples in the glass, with a thimbls on his fingers, ran them up and down
In tune with his mate playing his guitar
Another mate, took an old tea chest, attached a broom handle, strong string, later
A fourth, lined, different sizes empty tin cans, with sticks, taps out the beat!
Elastic, THEY HAD A BAND! they played there music, to their harts content!
The Ternagers Coming of age! Popular known skiffle bands! Teenage music!
Teenage music, that The Qurrymen, later The Beatles, emerged from, the 1960's
And all that!

ken d williams

The Dyslexic Wordsmith

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Written on 2017-04-11 at 12:09

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I love music, I own two washboards, one glass, one metal, can't really play them. I was a teenager of the 60s/70s. Music has so many memories.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Fine remembrance, Ken. I can't say that I've ever heard any skiffle music, but I know that a skiffle band, named the Quarrymen, later had some success as The Beatles.

Love your story poems, ken. Always great reading.
It is something what you can make music with.

Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
We've forgotten, all, how to make music together, just for fun.