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2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26

For today's prompt, write a good old days poem. Sometimes the good old days were actually good or not, everyone has a good old days poem in them (even if it's someone else's good old days story). So dig deep and pull it out.

Here's my attempt:

"Here we are"

Those were the good old days
when we only had two lamps
in the whole house and we
all slept in the same room
and one day my parents
went out to pick potatoes
leaving me home because
I was young and it was
cold outside and back then
there was only a fire place
to warm yourself and they
said I said I was only
poking at the fire with that
poker and set it aside
on the curtains and when
they returned it was gone
or mostly gone but no one
was hurt and here we are.

*****

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