The toys of days gone

autumn

There was toys I cherished
and those I trashed.
Toys that brought me fun
and those I remember most.

A train set with tracks,
a locomotive powered with batteries,
passenger coaches, and a caboose,
much fun long after the batteries ran down.

A bright red toy race car
shaped like a rocket
and pointed at the rear
racing on wheels when given a push.

The blue grand baby piano
with black and white keys
played simple music notes
kept little fingers busy.

A wooden machine gun
resting on a metal bipod
a gadget like grinder
making the rat-a-tat-tat sound.

My compendium of six games
checkers, snakes and ladders with dice and tokens
Chinese Checkers, ludo, etc.
throw the dice and move your token.

Tea sets or kitchen sets
role-playing game kits of pretend
doctor sets or construction sets
to play a grown up at work.

Bows and arrows with rubber bung
pistols in holsters with sheriff’s badge
As painted Red Indians on the warpath
and Cowboys with Stetson hats, guns drawn.

I didn’t have many toys
or expensive one,
but I had much fun
playing with those toys.

Would you pay for an old toy
which once upon a time you played with.
These are now classic collectibles
the toys of days gone.

By C.E. Pereira
(14-7-2014)

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