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TWENTYNET 1960s - aka The 1960s A Changing World

Women's liberation
Bras burned
Girls were confused…excited!
Gloria Steinem central figure,
Speaks out.
Women shout.
Politicians doubt.
Equal Rights!
New thinking.  New songs.  New vocabulary.
Debating: Equal jobs for equal pay.
Strong women.
Many followers.
Surprisingly, numerous men quit opening doors.
Woodstock proclaims, “Make love, not war!”
Many soldiers die; "Vietnam Conflict" rages.
Soldiers come home, their world, changed.
War heroes were ignored.
Women worked untraditional jobs.
Many prayed.
Many died.

© May 25, 2011
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest:  MAGIC OF DECADE'S MOOD 	
Sponsored by: nette onclaud

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 6/2/2011 5:21:00 PM
many ran for the borders of the US and of the mind! ;) Congrad's Danie would have loved to have known you then! Light & Love
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 6/3/2011 12:09:00 AM
I missed Woodstock! lol I was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict. I love knowing you, now! Big Smiles.
Date: 5/31/2011 8:18:00 PM
YOurs was a very feminist one, Dane Ann. I think you were the only one to focus on those things,which I found quite interesting. Congrats on your win with this interesting poem on a changing world.
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Date: 6/3/2011 12:11:00 AM
That's what I remember most about the 60's. It was a strange time for a young women. I think I was caught between naivety and shock! It changed families in America...probably to the detriment.
Date: 5/31/2011 6:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in Nette's contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 6/3/2011 12:12:00 AM
Thank you, Carol.
Date: 5/30/2011 5:43:00 AM
Dane, It seems those of us, shall we say, "more mature, had a different view-point." Smile. It is good to see your success in Nette's contest. Smile. Congratulations on your poem's honored placement. Agape, Moses
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 6/3/2011 12:12:00 AM
I'd love to hear a different view of the 60's!
Date: 5/29/2011 12:55:00 PM
Congrats Dane on your win with this beautiful write.....
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 6/3/2011 12:13:00 AM
Thank you, Kashinath
Date: 5/29/2011 8:49:00 AM
Congrats Dane Ann on your super win in Nette's contest with this superb entry luv..enjoy another top spot for excellence in poetry ...
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 6/3/2011 12:14:00 AM
Thank You, Linda-Marie.
Date: 5/29/2011 6:55:00 AM
Congratulations on the win in the contest of nette, Dane
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 6/3/2011 12:14:00 AM
Thank You, Dr. Ram Mehta.
Date: 5/27/2011 12:47:00 PM
lovely write, glad you joined, dane.. and more thanks for believing in my poem for your contest; much appreciated with hugggs! :)
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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
Date: 5/27/2011 1:09:00 PM
I enjoyed writing for your contest. Lots of memories! Hugggs back!!!
Date: 5/27/2011 6:39:00 AM
Love your poem, Dane Ann. Great to see you writing for contests and back on the soup, missed you and thanks so much, Dane Ann for my placement in your contest with my poem Homeless and Wandering, I am very honored~~
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Date: 5/27/2011 1:10:00 PM
Thank you for enjoying my poem. Life has kept me very busy. It is nice to be able to be here on the soup again...for awhile. God be with you and your family...especially your brother. Lovingly, Dane Ann