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I suppose you don't remember

I suppose you don't remember

I suppose you don't remember,
The diamonds and the pearls,
The handsome buttoned up waistcoats,
And the elegant dresses worn by the girls.
The long, elaborate tables,
The exquisite food made by the cook.
But I suppose you don't remember,
To you it's just a history book.

I suppose your world is difficult,
With all the work and all the stress.
The grubby jeans you always wear;
There's no time to look your best.
The table is chipped and broken,
As you tip your chicken soup into a bowl.
But I suppose your world is difficult,
The 21st century has got you stuck in a hole.

Looking back at the past,
And looking at you, a 'present' member,
Things have changed since now and then.
But I suppose you don't remember.

Polina Diakov

Polina Diakov

Polina Diakov

About this poem

I suppose you don't remember, by Polina Diakov, was the winning entry in the junior section of our 2016 competition, on the theme Now and then.

Polina says:

My name is Polina and I have a huge passion for music; my family is very musical. I also quite enjoy English in school and so I am always trying to find ways to progress in my work. When I found this competition I realised it would be brilliant practice to help me develop my English skills. I especially like poems that rhyme and have a rhythm, which is where you might say my music skills can be seen. I love to find words that rhyme and flow down to the next line (oops there I go again!) I couldn’t believe I had won this competition as my only reasoning for having a go was that it was a brilliant opportunity to improve my skills and so I’m very glad I took it!