I'm intrigued... ordinary people's ordinary and extraordinary lives are my favourite genre, and the ‘60’s and 70’s are my era also. I think children relate to rhyming, so like you when I was very young I wrote poetry of sorts. And in diary with a tiny lock such as you describe, but when I discovered it much later what I wrote was useless... "today was the best day ever"... that was it, no details! For a long time, I just wrote things in my head that never got put down on paper. Until my teenage years when bad poetry is de rigeur... there's still a few poems in a folder somewhere here in the house... or shed. When I die someone will get a laugh.

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