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young American days


              
                   To be in a young America ~
           visions of a ship upcoming statue of Liberty
               the young lad holding tightly to his Mothers leg
             in all excitement of a new Land to call their own
      celebrations of apple pie and fireworks on the 4th of July 
          
             thoughts of the old Hollywood on screen 
                films without 3-D costing less then a dollar
        Greta , Monroe , Betty Davis eyes tantalizing blue glare
       The Wizard of Oz or books written by Steinbach, Capote, Mark Twain

             exciting new visions of creating new concepts 
                 before Capitalism bought all little ones to bigger
           songs came from the hills of Virginia to the black Mountains
               surfacing in Tennessee for all to hear and wish to see  

          The day when one travelled by car on the road travelled
             every town a story told , learning history we once shed blood 
         American Indian tears to the British man whom choose freedom of taxes
            Boston held a tea party , now wishing they threw out marmite instead
 
         The day when we knew our neighbors and bought homes with a paystub
             Everyone had a chance to make their own with pride , even through wars
        When Martin Luther King stood proudly as did President Lincoln for Freedom 
             How many streets have been named after the man whom had a dream ?

             When milk was delivered on doorsteps in Glass bottles 
                 Babies wanting the very first of the top being cream 
             leaving doors open , watching news with your family at 6pm
                cartoons were shut down and it was now grown up time 

                      Cereal being a cheap snack for after school 
                         school supplies costing twenty dollars 
                      Grandma school clothes shopping for fifty 
                   before the internet , cell phones , and text for hello ~

                         2 week Vacations not afraid to put up Camp 
                Christmas sold in December with the sentiment of Love not money
        a day when if one were sick , you could actually get penicillin without question 
         The Doctor treated everything calling it General Practice no fear of Malpractice 

               Never forgetting our Motor city  
                 Old Ford Trucks Chevrolets and Dodge
                  The city that brought Ottis Reding and Marvin Gaye 
               

                     What happened to us ?  Where did America Go ? 

                   

         
  

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  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:31:00 PM
    This excellent , it describes America the way it was.

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/18/2013 8:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you for reading this many tonight !
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 6:38:00 PM
    You have captured so uch in your verse Dear Poetess. Very thought provoking. Well written too.. Cindy

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/16/2013 9:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank-you deeply , that is a very heart felt compliment , it is truly one of the sweetest I have heard , Thank-you with much love , Yvette
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 1:19:00 PM
    - Sad .. but times change ..... - What we thought was "great" before .... nobody cares about today ..... everything can be bought for money ... however, not love and happiness. - An interesting and accomplished poem, Yvette ! - All the best to you! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/16/2013 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my sweet & Beautiful friend , yes.. we could learn from the past , it seems ..well 'this Country ' wants everyone to conform to a one world way ..I do not feel this is good at all , diversity makes us interesting , Love , Yvette
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 11:39:00 AM
    HI Yvette, Wonderful write about the days of old. Regards, Ken

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/16/2013 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Ken , As I read.. when growing up ..some of these things I write are old , and were of my time ..like school supplies .. of course I am still 25 yrs old ! No, born in 1965 .
  1. Date: 9/16/2013 10:04:00 AM
    YOU CAPTIVATED A MOMENT IN TIME BEAUTIFUL

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/16/2013 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you my friend , noticing a few mistakes' " films without 3-d , films that cost less then a dollar " I believe it was one of our great Producers whom said , films are over , when the concept of HD or 3D came out with every film.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:01:00 PM
    It is still here...Needs some major repair

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/16/2013 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    that's the spirit ! Thank-you for reading . Yvette
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:41:00 PM
    I ENJOYED THE VISION IN YOUR THOUGHTS

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/23/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I just noticed your invite ~ browsing through old poems written , and there you are ! My darling new friend ! I would not wish to impose on anyone ..My Irish Mom said It is a quote " Even Jesus Christ should stay 3 days only with friends , family " in reference to outstaying , in which I would not want to do to you ! However... yes ..I would love to see your farm , and stay around the corner .. if I do and I will , I will e-mail you ..have to get my 16 yr old through HS ~ or take her with me .You Are so sweet ! Love , Yvette
    mcdaid Avatar liam mcdaid
    Date: 9/16/2013 5:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YOU WOULD BE WELCOME ANYTIME I COULD SHOW YOU AROUND IF ITS SOMETHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED ITS ALL TREES I LIVE ON A FARM AT THE BOTTOM OF A MOUNTAIN ITS REALLY BEAUTIFUL I HAVE TRAVELED EUROPE WORKING NOT ANY MORE ALWAYS LOVED TO SEE THE HILLS IN THEIR MANY SHADES OF GREEN WINDSWEPT MOUNTAINS SCENT OF HEATHER IN THE AIR ALWAYS DREW ME BACK NO WHERE COMPARES ALL THE PEACE AND QUITE ITS BEAUTIFUL CITIES IS LIKE LIVING IN A BLOCK PRISON FREEDOM IS WORKING THE LAND YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT ANYTIME HAVE BLESSED DAY
    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/15/2013 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Liam , always wanting to go to Ireland , I would find solace I am sure in less Billboards and more trees ~
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Hi Yvette what a trip down memory lane stunning pen Shadow x smile

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/15/2013 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am considering a pen name now ! Love and warm hugs on this rainy day , Yvette
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 12:11:00 PM
    rating

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/15/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Shadow ! You inspired me to write ~