What happened to all that hope?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Wondering what happened to all that hope.

In the 60s we had a passion

for loud music and louder fashion.

Freedom, was our rally cry,

no more young men sent to die.

And my spirit soared to see

so much positivity.

We'd be the ones to set men free.

Lord,protect us from politicians

who sit in meetings and make decisions

to send our young men out to die.

While we can only wait and cry.

With flowers in our hair

we sang,"make love not war".

And my spirit was filled with awe.

Our generation would surely be

the one to set the people free-

free from war's stupidity.

Lord,forgive the politicians

who sit in meetings

and make decisions 

that send our young men out to die-

because I won't.

Submitted: November 27, 2014

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Mike Stevens

What indeed! Excellent poem, Des!

Thu, November 27th, 2014 8:41pm


Thanks Mike,or should I call you Speedy Gonzalez!You are quick to reply and I bless you for it.

Fri, November 28th, 2014 1:41am


Yep we were invincible and life was all to do with freedom, a backlash from the war I guess but it seems to me that the war never ended just moved sideways, very sad. Nice write Dee, as always.

Fri, November 28th, 2014 12:51pm


Thank you so much for your comments,Dave.
Looking this poem over,I think I need to tidy it up a bit.
It's so long since I wrote anything,I rushed to post it.
I look back on the 60s as a wonderful time,though there was no free love round our way!

Fri, November 28th, 2014 10:36am

Mr Watson

Nice thoughts Dee, sadly Joe Public has no choice in these matters, we can only voice our opinion.

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 9:20pm


Thank you for reading and commenting,Mr. Watson.
I appreciate it.

Tue, December 9th, 2014 8:12am

Jeff Bezaire

A beautiful poem, and I share your sentiment. It's funny how quickly the world lost its humanity once we gained our civil rights. Once we stopped fighting monsters, that's when governments and politicians truly became monsters.

Sat, August 8th, 2015 1:58am

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