A Poem by matelotrod

Author: matelotrod
Created: January 09, 2018 at 08:09 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Humor | General/Other | General/Other
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Time Marches on  

                                       Time Marches on
My Mum passed away almost thirty years ago
Her time on earth had elapsed
There are things today that she would not know
She'd think that her brain had collapsed

Meat and two veg. was the policy she followed
Once a month fish and chips were a treat
Nothing was wasted all her food must be swallowed
There was simply nothing else to eat.

If she was aware of today's many food take away's
She'd believe that her world had gone mad
Her menu's were the same for the majority of  days
All of which were  supported by Dad.

Now with Chinese and Indian and large Pizza Huts
We are losing our good English dining
If my Mum was still with me there'd be no "If's or But's"
She'd make me eat up my food without  wining.

Rod Broomham  (c)




Last Modified: January 09, 2018 at 08:30 am
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Author Notes

I am just taking a trip down memory lane.

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Comments & Reviews ( X 3)

January 10, 2018
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A story to tell.
Piers Morgan was just on TV talking about a Cauliflour Steak - in the papers. In this day of International/global travel we are accepting of various unpalitable foods ~ but for whose sake. Roast beef and Yorksire Pud is still my favourite. "Meat and two veg" Keep canvassing for the good 'Old English' fare!

Sunday Roast is still my favourite Kitty and Er-indoors knows exactly how to cook it. I just felt that we have gone a long way down through how it used to be and unfortunately our youngster's don't know the Meat and two veg that we were brought up on. Ah well I daresay they will have the same sort of moaning facts that we have. Take care and enjoy that Roast beef and Yorkshire Pud.   Rod.

 matelotrod replied on January 10, 2018

January 09, 2018
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Enjoyed this poem
It was a wonderful memory to share. Eating habits might be one of the greatest changes to have occurred between then and now from what I can see from what you shared. However the poem was enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

We Oldies will always find something to moan about be it food or just life. This is factual and I remember the trials my Mum had to go through to provide us with some food that she could afford. Life changes.  Thanks for your review. Take care   Rod.

 matelotrod replied on January 10, 2018

January 09, 2018
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Times change!
The normal American supper used to be meat and potatoes as well with fish on Fridays for devout Catholics. These days as you say there are Italian, Indian, Jewish, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and other ethnic restaurants as well as such foods in supermarkets. Personally I like to try new things and I love the abundance of choices though in a supermarket it can be overwhelming. Nice poem but you want "whining" in the last line my friend!


I spotted Wining when I had posted this Mike but forgot to correct it. 
Just a trip down memory lane and in some ways an effort to try and understand how much life has changed since those good old days. Mum was never a good cook but we all survived on meat and two veg, times change as you said. Thanks for your comments and understanding.   Rod. (Think I might go out and get my self a take-away)   Rod.

 matelotrod replied on January 10, 2018

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