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
Copyright © Deb Wilson | Year Posted 2015
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