August 1983



August 1983

 In August 1983 I was fourteen,

I was free.

The sun energised, stimulated,

awakened the joy inside of me.

The lack of school helped too.


Long summer days spent lazing,

the Radio One Roadshow

broadcasting ‘Bits and Pieces’

from St Ives, Llandudno,

Weston-Super-Mare .


Carried on most gentle air

was the symphony of birds and bees,

the perfume of cut grass, roses

on a pleasant soporific breeze

dusting half-read books, discarded shoes.


These days were made of magic,

made for holidays,

for youth’s fleeting innocence,

time for free, to waste away,

when nobody had a care,


before being trapped by purpose


A daydream left meandering…


a place of solace and retreat

when reality catches up

and mugs me on a Monday morning

About George Fripley
I am a writer who enjoys writing humour, satire, poetry and sometimes a bit of philosophy. I live in Perth, Western Australia and occasionally get a poem or article published. It's all good fun! I have two books available for unwary readers, Grudges, Rumours and Drama Queens- The Civil Servant's Manual (This contains all that anybody could ever want to know about why government runs so slowly) and More Gravy Please! - the Politician's Handbook. (available through Amazon). Real name Peter Tapsell...just started off writing under a pseudonym and kept going.

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