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Freak Me Out

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Freak Me Out

Flower Power was an ongoing craze
That was way back in the 70s days.

War was raging; folks were talking jive.
Young military men fought to stay alive.

No spiffy crib for those Viet Nam dudes.
They camped with Jack squat fighting governments feuds. 

Back home, truckin’ was the name of life's game.
Hunks and chicks kept their hormones aflame.

Trips to Woodstock in a shaggin’ wagon.
Smoking their pot like a lit up dragon.

Casanova wannabes got stoned on dope.
Parents back home could barely cope.

To young folks, then, good times were b****in’.
Each went for their dreams burnin’ an’ blazin’!

Rock on brother; life was not a rip-off.
Life was groovy; love was just a spin-off.

© February 6, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

THE DECADE OF THE HIPPIES!  (mid-sixties to mid-seventies)

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Talk That Way 	
Sponsored by: Craig Cornish

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  1. Date: 2/25/2012 6:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's "Talk That Way" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 7:12:00 PM
    this was MY youth, mid 60's to mid 70's. You captured it SO well, DAne Ann. Big congrats in the contest. One of my favorites.

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 5:47:00 PM
    Great writing Dane. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Dane Ann, Thanks so much for this well written and fun entry and congrats...Craig

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 10:22:00 AM
    That's pretty much what I remember as well. Well put. Mike