Royal People

A dedication to those wonderful people who served Royal Primary School & Royal College, in Sri Lanka, since 1835, and, who will be remembered for their committment, sincerety and unselfishness.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Those were the Days

Off to School in

that red double Decker
the ride was a must

in that CTB bus
One leg on the footboard
The other dangling free
Imminent danger
Was all mere glee
20 kids plus
In a space for three
Hung on the silver pole
How many It could it hold?
Galle Road to Maradana
5c half price ticket

Cost was not so dear

nothing like a picket

Cut school on Friday
Off to the matinee

3.30 at the Liberty,
Queuing down the street
the sun biting our feet
ABBA the movie,

the latest release

Gallery or nothing

destination please
at 55 cents

what better ease?
Friend had a Morris,

we'd all pile on in
His friend had Ford,

a little more space
Uncle too had a car
That kept us all fit
With a “thallu” start

to gain more pace
Waited for March,

big match day
And the Cycle Parade

was before that day
Collecting the cash

for the thosai kade
And the fun was

to ring the College bell
Before the end of the school day
Meet the kellas on a bet
Holding hands was all we could get.
Bus halt the preferred place
Those were the good old days.

Zellers, Knickerbocker Glory,

Lion House, Mayfair, Thurstan

Poly and the Bamba Flats