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The 50's

There was a time when I was young To share an era that begun From music to the fashion trend TV shows and history Fads and other mysteries I saw them all as time moved on From classic pop to rock and roll Bill Haley and the Elvis craze And four years in my Air Force phase But Jitterbug still hung around The big bands had that unique sound Time moved on to start the clock European cinema Fellini, Bergman made the mien And Japan added to the pie To film The Seven Samurai Brando, Newman and James Dean newly captured on the screen Television's Golden Age All the programs set the stage For Gunsmoke and the Twilight Zone I love Lucy, I married Joan TV tubes were changed a lot Wrestling shows were really hot Mantle, Mays and Robinson Took baseball to another rung The coonskin cap and hula hoop Duck tail hair and snapper soup I wore one with a thick pomade And ate the soup that Momma made My fashion sense left much to judge As if I had good taste for fudge Pegged pants with a six inch rise Ladys skirts were different then Lengths that came down to their shins Three inch higher was a sin Still dirty minds existed then In Belgium back in 58 I saw an exhibit on that date The Sputnik with a cute stray dog was launched so high up in the air Before the U.S. could get there Then the race to conquer space McCarthy hearings, lives destroyed The Cold War was our only plight The Commies kept their nukes in check And Castro entered on the scene There were no hot wars left to fight Days still continued as well as night I share a new millennium But today the future's not so bright No more long hand, the laptop's here Facebook and Twitter have conquered our sphere The death knell has tolled for how life was then Rekindle your past and live again Ralph Sergi February 19, 2015 Decades by Kelly Deschler

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Date: 3/3/2018 5:35:00 PM
Reliving this 50's poem I saw a few years back. It's your NUMBER one poem here, Ralph, and I love its nostalgia.
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Date: 8/29/2017 1:41:00 PM
Thank you, Gbenga. I checked your post but I didn't see any poems.
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Date: 8/29/2017 1:25:00 PM
I wasn't born in the 50's but all of the stories I've heard n read are well captured in this poem, love the poem, great work...its was a very interesting read.
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Date: 6/18/2017 10:59:00 PM
Very good history lesson. I was born in 1955. Love it :)
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 8/29/2017 1:43:00 PM
At your age you can easily cover 40 years of history. thank you for your comment.
Date: 7/16/2015 8:10:00 PM
Hi Edward: Thanks for the comment. There's an old saying,if you remember the 60's you weren't there. I remember the 50's.
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Date: 7/8/2015 4:27:00 PM
This brought back some great memories. Times were much more difficult then, yet better.
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Date: 4/25/2015 3:40:00 AM
I was born in 1955, but I seen a lot of these things. Awesome write. going to favs ;)
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Date: 4/2/2015 8:37:00 AM
Thank you, Joe for your comment
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Date: 4/2/2015 12:27:00 AM
Yes Sergi. we know so many things and so much yet problems are perennial..' 7
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Date: 3/29/2015 10:18:00 PM
Ralph, Thank you for the sweet reply to my comment. Love LINDA
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Date: 3/25/2015 12:51:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work..Great memory of history..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Date: 3/24/2015 12:29:00 AM
and congrats to you TOO, good sir!! The 50's were the greatest, even though I was just a babe in arms!!
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 3/24/2015 7:17:00 AM
Thanks Andrea: I had a full life and travelled all over.
Date: 3/23/2015 10:59:00 PM
Fascinating write covering everything, I love my children and grandchildren and my computer everything else you can keep a 7 blessings Congratulations on your win
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 3/24/2015 7:18:00 AM
Thank you,Eve: Keep on writing.
Date: 3/22/2015 11:07:00 PM
RALPH, Congratulations on your wonderful win. Always ~LINDA~
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 3/24/2015 7:20:00 AM
Thank you, Linda.
Date: 3/22/2015 7:32:00 PM
It is sad to see the simpler times are being replaced by technology in this generation... You're excellent poem captures the 50's so wonderfully. Congratulations on the first place win, Ralph!
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 3/24/2015 7:19:00 AM
Thank you,Kelly: I'm glad I emailed you
Date: 3/8/2015 7:29:00 PM
This is awesome and I enjoyed reading it tonight..it brought back many memories tonight...
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Date: 3/5/2015 12:09:00 PM
Reads like a winner..So much happen during that decade..Thanks for stopping by..Sara
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Date: 2/25/2015 6:13:00 PM
Gosh, you know even more than i know about the 60's. I was just a babe in arms during that time, but I chose to write of it as well. it was a pivotal decade in our history, and probably there has not been a better one since then!! Good job.
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Date: 2/22/2015 12:02:00 PM
you rocked and rolled the 50s with all its history, lifestyle, and mood, ralph... a very fine and lively piece of art!.. huggs
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 2/22/2015 3:18:00 PM
Thanks, nette I still have total recall andI travelled a lot. It was rather a safe decade.
Date: 2/20/2015 9:22:00 AM
Great verse, Ralph- there was a certain joy to that time, and you captured it well. And you're right- the future is a little unnerving. Long live nostalgia! (?)
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 2/20/2015 3:13:00 PM
Hi Viv, nice to know you: Please read it again as I changed it. Thiswill be my third draft (ha ha ) They call it artistic license!
Date: 2/19/2015 6:23:00 PM
I found this very fascinating....I love how you told your story in rhyme. Very lovely journey through the 50's.
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Date: 2/19/2015 5:13:00 PM
An excellent journey you took us on Ralph...I absolutely loved it...a7+++ and fav
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 2/19/2015 6:12:00 PM
Hi Tom: Thanks for the comment. I don' want to belie my age but all in all It was a great journey and I'm still in good shape.
Date: 2/19/2015 12:54:00 PM
Wonderful memories Ralph - your poem brought them all to life - good luck in the contest:-) Hugs Jan xx 7 xx
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Ralph Sergi
Date: 2/19/2015 6:15:00 PM
Thanks Jan: I was reluctant to write it but despite my age, I was fortunate to see a lot of the world and I have no regrets.