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The Sixties

Tapping on cymbals were seekers of peace. while a young man will give up his life in a far away land where the bombs don't cease and there's just no escape from the strife. Spit on in airports was their welcome back after serving so bravely as called. How terrible they should be under attack. Good citizens were just appalled. Meanwhile this era is hopefully known for much more than some useless war. Many great leaders with great visions shown. Kennedy, King and more. Then the British Invasion of new rock and roll. The Beatles, the Stones and the Who. Followed by Motown, the smooth sounds of soul. Psychedelic rock left it's mark too. In Haight Ashbury did the flower children live. Though off to communes some did move. Peace and free love they purported to give caught up in that eternal groove. Decade of change , exploration of space "a giant leap for mankind" Flipper , The Monkees and Smiley Face. Great moments of the Sixties to find! for "Decades" contest

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Date: 4/7/2015 7:12:00 PM
I love this ode to the sixties. I was just a kid, but we get to revisit that time in so many ways...and your poem does it well. Congrats on the contest.
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Date: 3/22/2015 11:04:00 PM
DEB, Congratulations on your wonderful win. Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 3/22/2015 8:20:00 PM
A really great poem, Deb! It puts me right in the middle of this turbulent, yet innocent decade... Congrats on the win!
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Date: 3/7/2015 1:00:00 PM
I love the way you brought the 60s back to life, the war, the music, the important people. Wonderful write and seven blessings.
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Date: 3/7/2015 2:28:00 AM
You captured both the good and the bad of the decade so well, Deb. Despite the bad times, it was a time our country changed for the better, I think. I wish I was old enough to have been apart of it. I also love the music! Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 2/18/2015 12:17:00 PM
Very good, you have definitely captured the 60's. Good luck in the contest. Janet
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