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It Flowered Briefly Once

It Flowered Briefly Once….

Flower power people nearly done it,
with bare feet and a catchy song.
Around that time Sandy had won it,
those gentle folk with their flowers
had a message so very strong.

They believed we could reach the top
take sharp quills to write all wrongs,
but our foes were so deeply entrenched,
their history written in bloody songs.

They're thinking was to stop all wars,
give power to honest decent men.
End our crazy need or greed of money,
help the poorest peoples countries again.

Rid ourselves of wealthy greed led leaders,
and their sickening need for conflict.
We’re meant to be the planets intelligence,
then lets show this planet some respect.

Throw scented petals not heavy rocks,
as those wondrous crazy people sang.
Dismantle the worlds nuclear weapons,
before human error leads to the big bang.

Take authority from our imagined god,
give it to a good man of our own birth.
We have the right to say religions a fraud,
then create a true people’s heaven upon
our beautiful earth.

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Those crazy wonderous people who nearly chnged the world.
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Ah! I remember it well

"those were the days, my friend,
we thought they'd never end"

did you participate in the pomp and pageantry of the time
wear flowers in your hair
partake in the contemporary libations
and who is Sandy in line 3 ?

I never considered myself a hippie as such
but was a long haired, dope smoking musician
and close enough to the action to be greatly influenced by the hip/neo-political/social scene

a good poem you have written
it spoke to me


This seemed a little jagged in flow, yep remember those were the days my friend lol.
It must be a long time ago when Sandy Shaw won the Eurovision song contest, she didn't wear any shoes, nearly BI (before Ian) not really I sort of lost that time I just couldn't jump around in a pointless way and the music was far too loud lol, Ban the bomb and many other things, I was in the R.A.F during the 60's so missed most of it. 1960 I was 18..
Take care you are showing your age,
Yurs as old as old can be Ian.T

There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

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