IN THE HEYDAYS OF HIS EYES
(taut jeans dancing)

An Anthology of Poetry about Being Young and Growing Up
 
 
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John Rice

It was a sunboiled brightlight friedegg hotskin suntanned sizzler of a day It was a popsong dingdong candyfloss dodgemcar spaceinvader beachwader smashing seaside town We had a swelltime a welltime a realpellmelltime a finetime a rhymetime a superdoubledimetime We beachswam ate ham gobbledup a chicken leg climbed trees chased bees got stuck in mud up to our knees played chase flew in space beat a seagull in a skating race rowed boats quenched throats spent a load of £5 notes sang songs hummed tunes played hide-and-seek in sandy dunes did all these things, too much by far, that we fell asleep going back in the car . . .

 
 
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