Back to the Future: Me, 1972

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Oh—-my—-God.  I’m in the process of a MASSIVE clean-out of BIBLICAL proportions and I came across one of my English books from 1972.  So…. I’m 14 years old – the same age as my son is now – and have written a poem.  It’s a corker.  You will understand why when you read it but in its innocence, it also sadly underlines how far the world has come in these 40 years or so when sexting and oral sex by kids as young as 13 is neither uncommon nor infrequent.  With your indulgence, I present:

Beware of boys with wandering hands,

give them a good slap.

Beware of a boy with a long, dirty tongue,

he’s just a great big sap.

Beware of boys who take a mile

when all you’ve offered is but a smile.

You can put them in their place –

slow and steady wins the race.

Sure, go out and have some fun.

If it’s with a boy, there’s no harm done.

The nice ones brighten up your day.

They make you happy, content and gay.

But even so – be on your guard

’cause if you fall, you’ll fall hard.

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But you know what?  At its core, it’s bloody good advice.  Have a great weekend everyone.

 

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About Daniela S.

I am, what is quaintly referred to, as "over the hill" - but just! Married to an American, I lived in Atlanta for 8 years then was very surprised by my son's creation and arrival one month before my 42nd birthday. We moved back to my beloved Sydney 12 years ago and it is now my absolute joy to be sharing both my deep and shallow thoughts with the known universe.

Posted on January 30, 2015, in Whatever and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Great article and poem Daniela! Didn’t realise till now that you were on WordPress.

  2. Ah yes … how things have changed.

  3. Yep – just so much exposure and access to everything now.

  4. That is gold! Tears in my eyes laughing! Sage words for your son. Hope you don’t mind if I share this. Fine words like this, need sharing!

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