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An Old Hippie's Prayer
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Just thinking about all the great activists that I have seen live and die in my time and this was the resulting write

An Old Hippy Prayer


When all the marchers join together

When the all protesters reunite

Well we walk the path of Jesus

To show the world what’s right


Well we walk behind the Kennedy’s

With John Lennon by our side

Well Martin Luther hold our hand

As we march forth with pride


Will Gandhi wear his famous smile

Will Mother Theresa say a prayer

That our voices will be strong enough

For all the world will hear


End the wars of genocide

The war of poverty as well

Stop abusing little children

Instead love in them instill

Hold out the hand of freedom

Equality for all to see

Save this earth’s damnation

Brothers and sisters let it be!






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Reviewed by Karen Cino 3/30/2007
Seems to me An Old Hippie's Prayer is still alive amongst the next generation, however, in a high tech way. I'm still a little young for the Hippie movement, but I see that memories you have written about yester years will soon be a reality for the next generation.

Great Job.

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 3/29/2007
Wonderfully said!
I like the way you wrote it too!
and the memories that spring forth!
WArmly,WArrior Lady Sheeeoox
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 3/28/2007
Koolies Fee, loved this.....
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/28/2007
Amen....excellent offering!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/28/2007
many of the hippie's of then were way showers and they walked the path, created music, art, poetry, became leaders... additionally many of them had children or influenced children, therefore the evolution of change began and continues with each passing generation
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/28/2007
I consider them revolutionaries, because it takes courage to point out the inconsistencies of society and be dedicated to change, even if in a small way. We should all do our part, but alas, sheep do not lead.

From one old hippie to another, good work.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/28/2007
Hey Felix, I love it and yes I think yes to all of the above. Thank you for your wonderful words.
Love your Cuz, Rose XOXO
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 3/28/2007
The eastern world is still exploding, still violence flaring and bullets loading, their old enough to kill and now for voting, they still don't believe in war, yet still the guns their toten, and they tell me over and over and over again my friend. Still they don't believe we're on the Eve of Distruction. Timeless memories left in songs.

May we all find peace in our hearts as great leaders sought. Lady J

Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 3/28/2007
Amen, Felix.
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/28/2007
Splendid prayer to which I say AMEN
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/28/2007
Beautiful and heart touching write, Fee; very well done! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/28/2007
amen!a beautiful and deeply felt write both for the author and for this reader
Reviewed by CJ Heck 3/28/2007
Very well done, Fee, and a joy!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/28/2007
This one makes me proud to call you friend. This is what the kids today need to show in their numbers. Where are their heroes ? Who are they looking at for meaning? I'm keeping this one as your best but, then, they all are,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/28/2007
You take me back, Ed, to the days of my youth...which are longer ago than you'd think! LOL I remember seeing many of the protests on TV, feeling sad...look how far we've come today: still protesting, still a sadness. Wars don't solve nothing, but I back the troops, who are only following orders...that's what's maddening, I am a Veteran, and our men and women, it seems, are dying because of, shoot, the memories this brings back, (((Fee))), an excellent capture of the unrest which continues to this day.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 3/28/2007
What a unique and outstanding write my friend...I have often thought that I was born in the wrong birth year is 63 and have vague memories of much of the Hippie movement, but had I been a teenager during the protests and marches...I probably would've been there. Growing up in the seventies I and a few friends were often referred to as being Hippies, that seems like an eternity ago, ah youth! But, seriously people can say what they will about the Hippie movement, but they did and some still do believe and support many causes that it wouldn't hurt for a few to take a look at. Such as peace instead of war! You've mentioned some wonderful leaders in your poem which was very well written and I very much enjoyed! Dr. Martin Luther King was an outstanding leader and helped accomplish so much for mankind...I have often thought I would look him up when I make it to Heaven, as well as a few others who forever changed history for many today! Enjoyed this much! Fantastic write!
Joyce Bowling

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