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Tag, You're It

Story ID:11436
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:17
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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“Children playing tag with gusto in the 1940’s and 50’s”

Tag You’re It

and we ran with the wind
chased pals and threw
ourselves upon the ground girls
laughing and carrying on
not caring if we wore
hand-me-downs
or lived in a neighbourhood
where few owned a car
and grass stains
would get us yelled
at from dads. All the same
we still had fun
in its simplest form while
they rested from
working underground
at the copper mine
and moms tired from
last night’s waitress shift.

(c) 2017 Richard L. Provencher