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Yellowstone, 1971

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Yellowstone, 1971

We sat there just groovin', our senses so keen
Trippin' and giggling, taking in nature’s scene
We smirked as visitors drove up in blind haste
"Take a picture! Let's go! No time left to waste!"
We were smug, silly hippies, naive to the core
So certain we had found the key to that door

Those tourists were clueless, yet then so were we
My bridge way to wisdom does not come toll-free
I'll never fly to heaven on Cannabis weeds
Through brambles and thorns my gutted path leads
If I find Eden, I must first weed and plow
Wish I could go back to Yellowstone now…

***Edited version of a previous post

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  1. Date: 8/21/2013 5:20:00 PM
    A real gem that carries one back in time, leaving a smile on this poets face. Loved it!

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Love this one... was great to read...You're very talanted.

  1. Date: 8/18/2013 11:07:00 AM
    Had me a good time over the weekend rereading your old ones. Hats off to you, fave poet mine. You're awfully quiet these days. Everything alright? Missing you. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 5:55:00 PM
    I love this poem. I lived that hippie life to a degree and 1969-1973 were the best years ever. I got a buzz or two or three way back then. Now I'm thinking I should post the one I wrote on this subject several years ago. Such a walk down memory lane :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 2:14:00 PM
    COOL poem, so you were a love power hippy with mary jane? I never got to do that scene. I am kind of hoping i get to try it out when marijuana is finally made legal for medicinal purposes. There are times I really feel like i need something for my shoulder pain!! (and they won't allow me to have pain pills but aspirin is not effective)

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 1:04:00 PM
    LOVE IT__LOVE IT---Go Again!! But isn't it wonderful that life, if we're lucky, offers more than one opportunity and more than one vision.---This poem is so honest.

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 10:13:00 PM
    very cool !!! thank you for sharing dearest Tim :) enjoyed your write much

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Yeah and for me john Denver! Don't know my I loved him so much!..enjoyed tonight Tim..

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 10:16:00 AM
    welll, tim, this piece brought out the bohemian side of you.. the cannabis reminded me of those rockin' times when life was one great high.. the woodstock spree can never be duplicated, and so is this breathing work... yeahhh!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/12/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Good morning Tim, I hope all is well with you.

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:41:00 PM
    NICE ONE TIM.... GROOVIN...... AND THE WEED... BLOW ME SOME... HA HA *JK.* SKAT

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 2:55:00 PM
    autograph/ SandySandy Leia. lol. kisses

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Very cool write Tim I know the hippy error was a time of change & challenging the system.I see myself as a flower child on some levels, that influence of the 60's, is definitely in my blood although I was born in the 60s I will never fly to heaven on cannibbis weeds, lol..I hear you, I to recognize that, to now!!! But sometimes we just dont realize until we mature in our mind, it takes a lifetime ,to get to know ourselves. One<3 cherie

    thomas Avatar cherie thomas
    Date: 8/9/2013 6:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This was longer but I wrote to much I enjoyed reading this poem & its a process & that takes discovery but especially time!!! now if you go back to yellowstone, you will see all the things you missed along the way, loved reading your thoughts today. PEACE!!!!
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 5:38:00 PM
    I was too young to truly appreciate the flower era. Maybe a good thing!! Nice write, dearest friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Ah but we didn't need to chose the hard road, thank the Lord for wacky tobabacky! Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Oh to revisit one's youth, would we make a difference i wonder,,, would we again turn out poetry as good as this?

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:53:00 AM
    I enjoyed those words of reminiscent beauty dear Tim, you know what they say, if only we had the wise old owls brains, back when we were young and full of awe, it would be a hoot Tim wouldn't it, pun intended, love to you, after your finished weeding dear, don't forget to lay on the plush grass, and look up at the stars, xxx Smile xxx

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:53:00 AM
    great poem, wonderful ending!

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 7:23:00 AM
    This is so good Tim. I was a little young to fully enjoy the hippie days but it did seem to have it's charm.