WALKING THE BANKS

The old railway banks we as kids ,

Whear once the railway ran before ,

From Ramsgate to Margate ran before ,

We were born ,

Off-tan we walked , one , two and three banks ,

Digging up spuds from the field's ,

Starting a fire too roast 'em , in a copse ,

With a stick poke 'em in to the embers ,

Licking our lips in intimation of our feast ,

Watching the spuds cook ,

With stick in hand , poke the ready to eat ,

Jacket potatoes ,

Picking them up , hand to hand , to cool them down ,

Till there'd cooled down a bit ,

Then sinking in our teeth , skins , fired dried dirt and all ,

Mmm , lovely , no butter , nor margarine ,

Mmm , wonderful ,

We put out our cooking fire ,

Then on to Margate , we track ,

We reach the outskirts of the town ,

The goods yard in sight ,

We come to a bomb crater from world war two ,

Named '' The Devils Piss Hole'' , by us kid's ,

Just had to clime down , did it stink?

You bet it did!

Then on we goo , to the goods yard ,

Nip through a gait , in to Margate ,

Our day on Margate sands to enjoy.

All built over now , no incessant fun ,

Fore the kids to enjoy today ,

No adventurers to set out on ,

Just boring storys now us grown up kids,

To tell the kids today ,

'' I remember when as a kid just like you ''



The Dyslexic Poet Ken D Williams





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Written on 2009-09-20 at 11:08

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Toonist
Great reminiscences Ken it's good to look back. Toonist
2009-09-22


Toonist
Great reminiscences Ken it's good to look back.
2009-09-22


Toonist
Great reminiscences Ken it's good to look back.
2009-09-22


Toonist
Great reminiscences Ken it's good to look back.
2009-09-22



I enjoyed this walk back through your childhood Ken...it is such a shame that our own kids can't have such freedoms in these days of progress at all costs.

What a great name for that bomb crater!lol

Smiling at you

Tai
2009-09-20


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I found this very endearing Ken - A simpler time where children made their pleasures, rather than having them turned on by a tv set and games station - I was a country kid - when I look my kids - I had freedom to use my imagination

Elle x
2009-09-20