Stebles fountain

Stebles fountain, what a spot
in the summer when it's hot
all the kids and me, would bath.
There never was a problem
or squabling from us
as into the water we layed
we didn't need no soap
or even get undressed
we could splash to are hearts content.
The walk home dried us off
and we never court a cough
we where brave little soldiers then.
home to mum's peawack
that stuck to your ribs.
We were Kings in are own domain.
Yes we were poor.but know one told us that
it's unlike mum to complain,
a cuddle,then off to bed to lay a sleepy head
for tomorrow we'll do it all again.


By Ted Freeman