Beatles And Beatniks
It might be difficult for those growing up in the 50s and 60s to look back and capture the many issues that captured them
Was it camilot and the Kennedy brothers in the White House? Was it the headline news of the Cuban missle crisis?
Was it Elvis, rock and roll, or the Beatles and Beatniks? Was it the civil rights movement and the Vietnam war?
Some went off to war; some fought on college campuses Some just made love or packed their bags and fled to canada
There was that other war declared on poverty but never won Was it about my graduating high school and starting my life?
Was it the televised words of Nikita Khruschev, "We will bury you"? What about the hippies, yippies, flower children and the Jesus people?
Perhaps our greatest terror was "the Cold War" between USA and USSR There were a myriad of things going on that frightened my generation
It seems the whole world was in a mad rush for change at the same time
Maybe we all were under the influence of MAD(Mutually Assured Destruction).
In spite of it all, the beats from Nashville and Detroit kept people dancing But then, there were those like myself who never learned to dance
030220 “Kim Rodrigues’ DWM Contest”
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