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The 70's

Back in those heavy times when everything was so far out Our words were but a whisper, the mans were but a shout Flower power was spreading, and everything was out of sight Preaching peace through out the days, and gettin our groove on into the night But we were always gettin hassled, by the fuzz, the man, the pigs They didn't want us smokin doobies, and flashin peace signs, can ya dig? Then peace and love had flourished, we needed to get funky and do our thing We needed a place to get our groove on, so the discos were the scene The threads we wore back then were styling, some were off the hook! It's hard to believe with the slim bread we made, we could carry that funky look? Bellbottoms, platform shoes, and jump suits people were a cravin Boogieing away the nights in the discos, where the lights were just a blazin Then the foxy chicks started getting pregoed, and the discos no longer Dyno-mite! Men needed to start makin more bread, and trying to live the family life But gigs weren't easy to find, and life became somewhat of a drag Some of the dudes skipped town, leaving the foxy mamas holding the bag Well thats the skinny of the seventies, the lowdown of peoples ways So keep on truckin all you cool cats and foxy mamas And remember all those ~Freaky, ~Far Out, ~Out Of Sight days
Dan Kearley:1-21-12

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  1. Date: 5/31/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Hi dan I think in my yellow flares and red peardrop collared shirt I was one of the freky far out wierdo's of the day, and thats true,great resume of the seventies keep on rockin good bubby, all the best owen, alias in the seventies the Big O

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 5:55:00 PM
    Hi Dan - This is a fantastic walk down memory lane. Right on (or write on)! Thank you so much for selecting one of my poems as one of your favorites. - Gail

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 9:14:00 PM
    DAN~CONGRATUALTIONS! With your wonderful win.. ;-)~ always*PD

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 7:02:00 PM
    I sure remember the clothes of that era!! FAR OUT poem. Big congrats to you on your win.

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 5:35:00 PM
    Well done Dan. This was a fun contest. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 3:11:00 PM
    Dan, Right on and congrats for a super job in the contest. This was a great entry.

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 12:37:00 PM
    This poem is groovy Dyno-mite! Really dig the lingo. Best wishes in Craig's contest!

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 9:04:00 AM
    left you a couple coms under "Me~"

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 8:10:00 AM
    hahahahaha, you made my day! Loved it! my boss used to call me Fatcat, from another era, as I flip my bills to count'em at the end of my shift,I called her skelitor (she said I didn't mean you you fat, I'm like OK , your stuck with skeletor boss ;lady. CRazzzy 3rd shift workers... :) late 90's 2 packs of Marlboro 100's and 5 and gas 10.03, no jokin'

    Cayton Avatar Lucinda Cayton
    Date: 1/25/2012 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm kind of the free lancing, walking talking stray cat strut now. Man, everyday, every day, somethin, somewhere to walk and write, most times I love it, the beeps make me mad sometimes, and sometimes, I'm like, we'll I needed that.
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 1:39:00 PM
    thanks for your sweet comments dan, my 70s poem was written to a strict syllable count which limited what I was able to say...I read this one of yours before and liked it, I don't think anything needs changing really, you've captured the lingo of the time very well; my only suggestion would be that maybe you don't need the extra two words 'peace out' at the end, I think to end with 'out of sight days' reads better, it's a strong ending to the poem and doesn't need anything else; just my personal opinion which you asked me to give, hope it's helpful and not merely irritating! good luck in the contest :-)

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/24/2012 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, thank you for the input and it will be done. :o)
  1. Date: 1/24/2012 1:33:00 AM
    wish i was there! i think those era has more zest than this crazy ones (LoL, but time really has no mercy, doesn't it). thanks for letting me taste a lil' bit of the 70's Dan. good luck on the contest.

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/24/2012 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol, I'm glad you stopped by for the read :o) It was a groovy time.
  1. Date: 1/23/2012 12:19:00 AM
    very nice, not that I remember much as I was born mid 70's.... I think you captured the era well.

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/24/2012 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Muzz!
  1. Date: 1/22/2012 10:29:00 PM
    Well don Dan- you pictured it so well, Blessings, bren : )

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/24/2012 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Bren,and don't worry about spelling...My mind overlooks mistakes. :o)
    Northeast Avatar Brenda Victoria Northeast
    Date: 1/22/2012 10:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    supposed to be - 'done-'
  1. Date: 1/22/2012 6:49:00 PM
    I nominate you as the W_I_N_N_E_R!!!! You reign on the 70's lingo, bro! Like one up for the flower power, man! This foxy chick is diggin your vibes here. ha ha ha. I really enjoyed this poetic seventies piece and wish you first place for it's flow and creativity! G-baby Rix, peace out!! ha ha.

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/24/2012 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well Alright G-baby! So sweet that you droped by for my lowdown of the 70's..Peace! :o)
  1. Date: 1/22/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Ah those wonderful times Dan, did some cookie things myself..David

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/22/2012 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aaaaah...Cookies hey?Right On! :o)
  1. Date: 1/22/2012 11:17:00 AM
    Smile....S-U-P-E-R ,Dan!!Flower Power-Platform Shoes-Pace and Love....:) :) :)oxox forever friends Anne-Lise

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/22/2012 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :o) OxOx Big hugs,and tiny kisses..Forever friend.. :o)
  1. Date: 1/21/2012 8:38:00 PM
    This is excellent Dan, totally far out man, have a great evening, and peace brother, from a flower child, sending you the peace sign, vie

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/22/2012 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Peace back at ya ;o)
  1. Date: 1/21/2012 7:09:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem, Dan. Excellent job with the lingo. I grew up in the 70's and had forgotten a lot of it, but this brought back fond memories. Love, Kim

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/22/2012 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! :o)
  1. Date: 1/21/2012 6:46:00 PM
    That was my prime period of life. I miss those things, but time marches on. Good write that brought back some memories.

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/21/2012 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You! :o)
  1. Date: 1/21/2012 6:44:00 PM
    Ahh... the 70's, what a wonderful take on a unique decade. Well done, Greg

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 1/21/2012 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You! :o)
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