THE GREEN

We shared the scarcity
The borrowed cup of sugar
And clothes passed on
From house to house

Around the Green

Teeming laughing
Screaming children

Trolleys skates and hobbies
Running down the avenues

Fathers going out to work
In scorching heat
And biting cold

A life that took its toll

And Mothers ever present
Baking bread
In warm kitchens

Making ends meet
Out of the loaves and fishes
Of our limitations

The feeding of the multitude
Of life’s desires

Around the Green
Beyond the Green

And coming down the avenues
To home again and sound refreshing sleep
In the small rooms of our childhood.

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