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The Eclectic Pen - Then And Now

By: IONE L. (zaneygraylady)   + 85 more  
Date Submitted: 1/16/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 71

  Hippies, freaks, flower children
didn't trust anyone over thirty
We were the naive idealists
who only needed love
to give peace a chance
We explored sexual freedon
put flowers in our hair
and expanded our minds
We were going to change the world

We burned out or became yuppies
are now well over thirty
We had to become realists
because love wasn't enough
Peace didn't come easy
and sex wasn't really free
We put flowers on graves
and changed our minds
because the world changed us

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Rebecca B. (Gardenpoet) - 1/16/2007 8:08 PM ET
What lovely writing, and so very true. She just captured the 60's (that's the 1960's) without even trying. Beautiful from Gardenpoet
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 1/17/2007 1:57 AM ET
This pretty much tells the story. Good.
Jennifer D. (i--luv--ChRiSt) - 1/26/2007 1:18 PM ET
very nice write
Bonnie A. (mstaz64735) - 2/13/2007 9:20 PM ET
How so very true!
Maggie M. - 3/30/2007 1:16 AM ET
Not really poetry, just divided prose. Not one of my favorites. I think you can do a lot better.
Kristen D. - 4/21/2007 12:47 PM ET
Isn't it funny how life works out? We lose our spirits and our hearts and our innocence through time, experience, and... life.
Silvercat - - 6/9/2007 2:40 AM ET
Well put! Plaudits! "The seasoned mind of reason"...!
Amanda R. (amandaripsam) - 6/27/2007 6:38 AM ET
wish I was there with you to see the changes
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