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  Old Hippies
by J. Allen Wilson
Wednesday, December 10, 2003

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I looked around just today

And all I could see

Was ageing hippies

Hung up still on yesterday.


I must to this, truly confess,

It was quite a shocking sight

For I saw in the mirror

The same thing last night.


Where did it all go

Is what I want to know?

 For I recall those days so easily,

One could think in just a blink

that Woodstock was next week.


Carefree days they were at best,

Yet those times were filled

 with injustice and social unrest.

For we set out in our own little way

To change the world and set it straight

We travel light, and shared our plate.

Filled with free love, sit ins and such,

Pass the pipe of peace bro,

For it was never a fuss.


Yet I looked around just today

And I really saw, what we became.

We are our parents at a later date.

With children to raise and bills to pay.


The establishment that we did distrust

Is the machine now that drives us.

Amazing still,

 is our remaining will

To change the world,

Yet this time

We do it not in strife

but from within.

For to change the heart,

One must change the mind.


J. Allen Wilson © 2003

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Reviewed by Jim Dunlap
Did you ever hear the song by the Bellamy Brothers, "Old Hippie"? I think you might like it.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Last lines are so true...
The 70's have vanished too...
Have Some Great Holidays!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Hey Al, this is better than the one I named the same, but it got lots of hits as this should do for you...folks just love to remember the past and this type of poem helps...I thoroughly enjoyed it as I do all your poetry, if I understand them that is, LOL! Uh oh, urs is copywrited, does that mean I have to change the name on mine, oh well, what the hell...Peace, Al...Rufuz and ED
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
How true your words!
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
great stuff
Reviewed by jude forese
have changed everything except the incense ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Allen I'm with you all the way on this one! Superb write! Last lines inspired wisdom!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
Yet this time
We do it not in strife
but from within.
For to change the heart,
One must change the mind.

Hold that thought friend!!!...and all is well!

Thankyou for a most insightful write!
Much love,

Vesna :)

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Oh yeah!!!!! I love this one still have my leathers and beads and hat even though I was a young teen I still have them every so often I try them on this is excellent.

Thanks for these memories.

Lady peg
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader)
its funny huh, I remember those days too, its was allot of fun, although we didn't really know anything different, I think you captured the gist well, ad funny how we ended up, similiar in ways to the "old folks" then, but this time, with perfect insight, so good Allen, Bravo, al
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