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On The Good Ship Lollipop - Poem by Patricia Gale

We danced our cares away by the yard light out back
Playing hide in go seek and mummy in the grave yard
While the fireflies were our captives
Held prisoner in a mason jar
Dreaming the night away as they flickered in our bedrooms till morning

After school we rode the banana seat Schwin’s down the big hill
(That does not look so big now)
A deck of playing cards or straws in the spokes
Click, click as we rode on by
Candy cigarettes in a box
Roll our sleeves up and act like James Dean
Playing red rover and double dutch till dad came home
Then out the door but be in the yard by dark

Playing the game of life take a spin
And you have twins
The dating game see who you had
A roll of the dice and prince charming was the one
See how high you could fly on the swings
Then twist around pinching your fingers in the chains
Round and round on the merry go
Till your head and stomach spun
Zagnut bars and penny candy
Bottle of coke was just our size

Trading the good ship lollipop for boys and dances
Friday night drive ins
And Saturday roller rinks
Prince charming never came like in the game
A job, then family and the good ship lollipop sailed away leaving us behind
But the memories remain
And soon the ship will hopefully sail again
If I pass on my boarding pass to my children’s children
And pull the plug on the video games


Comments about On The Good Ship Lollipop by Patricia Gale

  • Freshman - 749 Points Theodora Onken (4/27/2007 11:17:00 PM)

    Oh Patricia, you did take me back...all the way to when i was so very very young!
    I never asked you as you list your home as the USA, but are you originally from England or Austrailia...as i noticed some of your wording and spelling and such, which reminds me of the English..
    You penned a most beautiful piece, always love to read your work!
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  • Rookie Brian Dorn (4/27/2007 10:42:00 PM)

    Patricia, this poem brings back wonderful memories. A reminder of what play used to be like before video games were ever invented. Great fun! !
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Poems About Candy

  1. 1. On The Good Ship Lollipop , Patricia Gale
  2. 2. Tears For Candy , Marvin Brato Sr
  3. 3. Innocence Forgotten , Tim Labbe
  4. 4. My Happy Poem ^.^ , Kaila George
  5. 5. A Child's Sweet Dream , Joseph T. Renaldi
  6. 6. Unwrap My Candy Version 2 , Paula Glynn
  7. 7. Chocolate , Ronald Chapman
  8. 8. My Special Friend, The Icecream Man , Brandi Young
  9. 9. Sweet Treat… , Theresa Ann Moore
  10. 10. Dr. Rippy Is , Is It Poetry
  11. 11. Valentine , Randy Johnson
  12. 12. Candy Girl , Paula Glynn
  13. 13. My Valentine (An Epistrophe) , Leslie Alexis
  14. 14. An Example's Better Than A Precept , Rajaram Ramachandran
  15. 15. Easter's Past , Connie Webb
  16. 16. I Have To Kill You Now , Chuck Audette
  17. 17. Halfway To Candy , Bruce Larkin
  18. 18. Childless With Child , Cin Sweet Fields
  19. 19. She's Like Skittles , luther cascade
  20. 20. A Childs Eye's , Carole Cookie Arnold
  21. 21. To Keats , Munia Khan
  22. 22. Maple Lives , Masiela Lusha
  23. 23. Halloween , Robert Rorabeck
  24. 24. The King Of Candyland , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  25. 25. Just To Show The Kids Today What Innocen.. , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  26. 26. In The Glances Of Pinwheels , Robert Rorabeck
  27. 27. Candy Lodge , sallam yassin
  28. 28. Christmas Eve , Amera Andersen
  29. 29. Candy Land , Blake Foxx
  30. 30. Blue Candy , Paula Glynn
  31. 31. What Is Blue? , RIC S. BASTASA
  32. 32. Candy And Gold , DAVID GERARDINO
  33. 33. Cotton Candy Clouds , Juan Olivarez
  34. 34. Regret , maria sudibyo
  35. 35. Public Servants , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  36. 36. Candies , Antonio Liao
  37. 37. Hey, Little Boy , Madison Julius Cawein
  38. 38. Window Shopper , Robert William Service
  39. 39. Snickers , XBlackxRainbowX
  40. 40. Candy Shop , Diana Holinski
  41. 41. A B N K K B S N P L A Ko? ! - Bob Ong (P.. , opium lestre
  42. 42. A Black And White And Right , Ron Stock
  43. 43. Sweet Thoughts (A Child's Verse) , Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele
  44. 44. Women Are Like Candy , Michael Emine
  45. 45. The Tragic Life Of Tragedy , TALAL KASSAD
  46. 46. Candy At Night (Attempted Humor) , Sarah Sisson
  47. 47. Parade , Chris G. Vaillancourt
  48. 48. Imaginary , Adam Zank
  49. 49. Madamn Can Penname C , Candice Renae Williams
  50. 50. Sweet Heart , xxx Injection Of Madness xxx
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