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Pyjama Boys

December 15, 2013

This one is fiction based on fact and stems from my Lancashire childhood in the early-50s, when television sets were just beginning to appear in ordinary British homes, small black-and-white valve jobs in polished wooden cases, which we regarded with awe.

I’d like to think my poem might encourage a few people to get back in touch with each other in a meaningful way this Christmas.  It would be a good time to do it.  Just pick up the phone…

 

PYJAMA BOYS

 

A black iron range, coals glimmer and glow;

three boys in pyjamas, they watch TV,

cosy with westerns, war, crumpets, cocoa…

 

A black iron range, coals glimmer and glow;

two brothers, their friend, sixty years ago,

now Christmas card names, across the country…

 

A black iron range, coals glimmer and glow;

three boys in pyjamas, they watch TV…

 

 

Copyright © Paul Beech 2013

(Also posted on Linkedin)

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