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Faux Hippies
by Roger A. Ochs

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Far Fuckin' out, man
I find myself surrounded
By ersatz counter culture

Their tie-dyed shirts
All purchased at the
Local headless shop

They were bred and born
Too late to groove the real deal
But feel no shame ripping it off

Are they living out
Fantasies their parents were
Too chicken to enjoy

Or is it that they're
Rebels without a clue
Without a cause of their own

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/25/2002
they still go around old hippies.....they stay here nextdoor to me in the "KNYSNABUSH"
and this is no joke....i pass them daily on my pigfoodtrip.......but look like rastas to me
till next time
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 11/1/2002
thought provoking, reminding me of a promo vid I did for a retro band, "The Hippies" -
the music was right, but the mood all wrong, as they donned their wigs and Goodwill clothes.
They were not there, how could they know?
Reviewed by Margie Hess 10/17/2002
as much as i want to say wha???? i was there, right in the middle of it all, from woodstock to washington dc to protest kent state and yes, the pepper mace, the impromptu chicken wire jails and lsd nights and free clinic days (daze) and all i can say is , maybe they are just sorry they missed the best decades of the century
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 10/6/2002
Soooooooo..that was you paddering around up there in my brain.. I think this so often but have never let it "slip through my fingers" .. sigh.. my eyes still feel the sting of that pepper gas and the crashing blows of the billy clubs.. Woodstock 2 is evidence enough that these people do NOT "get it!" Great write, Rog.. and something that needed saying. thanks. katy.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/4/2002
This is so good Roger, they may have love, but wonder if they'll ever have peace???
Reviewed by Linda Hill 10/3/2002
I loved this...brought back memories.
Excellent write and preceptive as to how
the hippies felt back then.
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 10/3/2002
Every generation redefines the next. Free love of the 60s was replaced by AIDS of the 90s. The true rebels are the ones who will change things.
Reviewed by Tim Horton (Reader) 10/3/2002
The hippie age was way before my time, but I would give anything to just catch a glimpse of Woodstock. Unfortunately the Woodstock 'revival' a few years back did nothing to promote Peace and Love for the fellow man. Kids will always be kids, and their actions will continuously become worse as the years go on. This is the real evolution, not the evolution the scientists infer. Great write.

Reviewed by Tim Horton (Reader) 10/3/2002
Reviewed by Drkman (Reader) 10/3/2002
Mice write. These kids are just wanna be's. No idea of the ideals that were spawned during this time of peace and free love.
Reviewed by Madame X (Reader) 10/3/2002
I loved this! Brings back memories--unfortunately I was one of those kids that rode the shirttails of the true 60s hippies. I was merely wearing a trainer bra when bra's were being burned!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/3/2002
ah my favorite era I loved those days of beads, flowers,peace,love,and more love
tie dye, music,happiness,endless endless
searches for freedom in all things.."They were bred and born
Too late to groove the real deal
But feel no shame ripping it off "
and oh the music.... I loved this stanza you penned the most but the whole far frickin thins is so groovey...
Sorry Roger but I couldn't resist..
Excellent piece...
I enjoyed made my day.

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