Treasure Island

David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Age Of Flowers, Love And Song


Banners held in up reaching hands
Writings of peace and love across our lands
Flowers of love, not war
Held out in hands by the score
Music with everlasting lilting tunes
Drift across the battlefield ruins
Rifles held in charging flair
Flowers of peace hanging there
Soon the winter throes upon us come
Flowers wilt and die
Flower power fading fast
Soon to be only joyous moments of the past
Age of flowers, love and song
Gone now, what did we do wrong
What happen to our dreams of love
And our peace doves
Gone with flakes of first snow
Gone where I do not know


12 July 1978

Submitted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, July 06, 2011

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  • JoAnn McGrath (5/19/2007 8:28:00 PM)

    Whats that saying....'better to have loved and lost....then never have loved at all'
    something like that...I can't understand why there isn't more postings on this one....you must have slipped this one past your faithful followers...it's beautiful: O) (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (3/13/2007 4:27:00 PM)

    Very profound writing, you put alot of feeling and empathy into your writing David, a sure sign of someone who knows where to write from....THE HEART
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (3/2/2007 9:38:00 AM)

    It seems the world has become far too cynical and jaded... I think even the artists and peace activists have lost hope of ever changing it? Great write, David! !
    Brian (Report) Reply

  • Lynda Robson (3/1/2007 2:15:00 PM)

    David I remember flower power although only 13 at the time, peace and love to you for a lovely piece Lynda xx (Report) Reply

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