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Remember Kent State

long hair                 a sign of rebellion
	a leveler  for rich and poor

"no money for a hair cut?"
"no problem - you're styling!"

the flannel credo 
cheap and colorful
soft, softer, old and  see  through the 
the perfect place to ride
a rebel heart

a two-fingered salute
to the military industrial machine
	haywire on testosterone
stick a daisy in that barrel buddy

sex, now that was a     rebellion
guiltless sex lauded	
"If you can't be with the one you love"
                                   "love the one you're with -- "

take your third eye
                                   use your second sight
put horns on Nixon's head
and fight war
	                   for peace

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  1. Date: 3/29/2014 4:42:00 PM
    Debbie, CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN..... Awesome poem!! Luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/26/2014 10:45:00 AM
    Debbie, excellent walk down memory lane, congratulations on your win. Thanks much for entering my contest, so sorry to be late saying so.

  1. Date: 3/24/2014 12:21:00 PM
    I love-love this one!! I think that this is one of your best writes, Deborah. I'm FAVing it! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

    O. Avatar Ruben O.
    Date: 3/24/2014 12:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL! I've already fav this one!! Im getting old! : D
  1. Date: 3/23/2014 9:29:00 PM
    A frolic in the past.. A crazy time gone by!

  1. Date: 3/23/2014 3:45:00 PM
    really good one, debbie.. i won't mind if you spoke of your usual themes.. i like the moon and dancing : these are my trademarks and all classic poets have them, dear... sweet congrats and huggs!

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 10:09:00 PM
    Very clever creation, Congrats on the fine win, debbie

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 8:12:00 PM
    Well done and you are still living - alive and free... Congratulations on your win Debbie... Verlena

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 5:55:00 PM
    My ... my ...! Im fav-ing this one! You already know that Im a fan of your Free verse poems. : D Love it!

  1. Date: 3/3/2014 7:51:00 PM
    I remember the days of the Moratorium and other protests. You spelled it out for me again. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 3/1/2014 9:53:00 AM
    Love the old CSN and Young also. So neat to hear it from your perspective Debbie. Very sad the 4 young lives who were lost that day in Ohio. Was going to listen to the song and here you had the link. Great choice. Take care Debbie.

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 4:37:00 PM
    Great write Debbie. took me right back to Bob Dylan, and his song 'Times they are a changing' brilliant poem....Peter

  1. Date: 2/28/2014 10:50:00 AM
    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for making my day. I have found it pleasurable to always begin the weekend with Poetrysoup because poets like you and poems like this do not disappoint. Have a lovely weekend

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 2:32:00 PM
    Ohhhhh, I loved this Deb! You took me back to yesteryear, though I was shy and tame at that time, I enjoyed watching the free spirit of others.

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 2:27:00 PM
    interesting write here, Debs

  1. Date: 2/27/2014 8:47:00 AM
    Good to "see" a memory. How things morph from one to the other. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 9:28:00 PM
    Nice way to describe one of the most infamous moments in US history.

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 8:04:00 PM
    GREAT way to do the contest, Debs. LOVE it.

  1. Date: 2/26/2014 2:36:00 PM
    Who can forget that indelible photograph, caught in the moment at Kent State. ?? Trying to fight a war with peace....a daunting job, but some are brave enough to risk their lives. :) Thanks for the remembrance!

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 2/26/2014 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes this was for the Peace sign contest and didn't even get HM
  1. Date: 2/26/2014 8:29:00 AM
    Such a crazy event ... and a crazy time, really. Of course, I've only been able to read about it. I've never visited the site of Kent State, but I have visited Tianamen Square....I really like this poem, Debbie.

  1. Date: 2/25/2014 3:31:00 PM
    Nicely penned..Makes me think of the Buffalo Springfield song, "For what it's worth"