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Where Did All The Innocence Go?
by Barbara Lynn Terry
Thursday, October 07, 2010
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This is a poem about a simpler time, when people in this country could really have fun. I know I used to.





Where Did All The Innocence Go?
by Barbara Lynn Terry

Where did all the innocence go
that we saw at the movie show?
Whatever happened to the tv shows
that we used to love and know?
Whatever happened to the Rat Patrol
and how did we lose control?

Whatever happened to Ward and June
Wally and the Beaver too?
Whatever happened to Clark Kent
and the steel he bent?
Where did Dennis and Margaret go
in that funny tv show?

Where did all the innocence go
so many moons ago?
Whatever happened to Stu and Jeff
and Kookie's witty best?
Whatever happened to Donna, Alex,
Jeff and Mary Stone?

Why are we so alone?

Where did Grampa, Luke, Hassie
and Little Luke McCoy go,
in that silly family tv show?
Whatever happend to Our Miss Brooks
and the liberties she took?
Is it safer just to read a book?

And not in the mirror look.

Whatever happened to Pa and Jethro
Granny and Ellie Mae?
These were the shows of our day.
They taught us how to love and
have respect and the God above.
So where did all the innocence go?

Whatever happened to Andy, Opie and
And Aunt Bee too?
Where can we go to see a simpler way of life,
with deputy Barney Fife?
Whatever happened,
happened to the best of me.

Whatever happened to Roy and Dale, Pat and Nellybelle?
If they were to play these movies again
I would enjoy them very well.
Will we ever see these shows again
and our hero Rin Tin Tin?

There are so many movie and tv shows
that we used to love and know.
Wouldn't it be great to Sing Along With Mitch
and try to stay in tune?
And where did he go that Richie Rich?

I don't need my analyst to show
me what I already know.
The movies today are filled with violence,
crime and sex
so just give me a song by Tex.

Where did all the innocence go
that we saw at the movie show?

© 2010 by Barbara Lynn Terry



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Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 12/4/2010
Thanks for the memories! My favorite memory is the Waltons, for me they seemed so real, not perfect, yet loving, not gorgeous and yet beasutiful in a homey sort of way, and the grandma was a salty, stubborn, assertive and entirely endearing part of the family! Who was your fav?
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 10/25/2010
I often wonder the same thing. I have a grandson (18mos old) and we try and find something other than Sesame Street and it's a scary world out there in TV land. I personally, don't watch much TV these past few years. I miss the Innocence of our childhood days...I loved Mickey Mouse Club and the Adventures of Spin and Marty...

Good nostalgic poem.
Peace, love and light,
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/10/2010
What a nostalgic trip you took your readers on! Wonderful writing, Barbara.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/7/2010
Think you have said it all and very well too, God bless and thanks for the wonderful memories...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/7/2010
Here!Here! I agree with you Barbara....where indeed did all the innocence go? Quite a trip down memory lane here.....enjoyed!

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/7/2010
Oh yes..this is wonderful writing sweet lady and so very true well done indeed..stay safe and well..Hugsss
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/7/2010
Just keep the innocence within you alive and well, Barbie; that is the main thing. You provide substance for reflection in your verses here. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/7/2010
Ha, This is wonderful! and so true ~
I have my stack of I Love Lucy's here for rainy days.
Best Wishes,
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 10/7/2010
Growing up in a Mennonite community, we didn't have a tv or go to the movies. I'm very glad about that. And I'm also very glad that I don't have time or a desire to watch the stuff on tv today. Where did all the innocence go? Thanks for writing.


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