Treasure Island

Barry Van Allen


Ample Hell


Everybody wants to grow up in the Sixties,
even those whose date of birth is solid in the Nineties.
That Twenty - Twenty hindsight,
is very, very, blurred.

Those of us that did, can still remember things that
nostalgia left behind.
The songs were great to us,
the turmoil really wasn't.

Viet - Nam makes Iraq look like a walk in the park,
58,000 is the number that you need to know!
I don't know the other one - - - but as a rule - - -
the wounded, both phisically and psycologically
should make you leave your lunch out on the sidewalk!

PLEASE - - - Don't misunderstand what I am saying!

When our country called, after 9 /11...
our brave men and women did not hesitate!
They tell me that we have now been in Iraq longer
than we were in WW II!
I will say that again GEORGE...
YOUR sons and daughters have now been in Iraq
longer than many of our fathers were in World War Two!
The death toll, so far, is closing in on 3,000!
(Do you remember that other number?)

I suppose that Kent state is something that you missed
in history class. Martin Luther King means that you don't
have to go to school on that Monday! J.F.K. is an
airport in New York City! The 'Cold War ' means that it
snowed a lot - - - I guess,

YES, the tunes were great! And often they reflected
what was happenning and I believe that intensity, somehow,
made that music better!

BUT, don't be fooled kids....

The ample HELL, Just, Wasn't worth it!

Submitted: Saturday, December 30, 2006
Edited: Friday, December 17, 2010

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