I remember a better world


Love meant something
Neighbours were friends
Priests were trustworthy
Cops were straight
Politicians genuine
Teachers taught the three R’s

I remember when

Kids got whacked for misbehaving
Hoons never existed
We gave our seat up for the old
And called them Mr or Mrs

We had respect for all
Waited in line
Helped little kids
And old folk cross the road
We never littered

I loved it when

We sat around the table at meal time
With family
We never spoke when someone else held court
We helped Mum and Dad
Without complaint
Never expecting reward

I wish again

The local Police Sergeant had respect
The teacher was revered
Father Patrick was feared
Parents ruled

Yep, I remember when

Sense prevailed