Treasure Island

Stephen Wylie

(Glasgow)

Jimi Hendrix


There are two times in history,
Before Hendrix and after.
In a time of dull conformity,
Jimi came and set us free:
Banishing the black and grey,
The discipline that overstayed
World War Two's necessity.
He blew the war's cobwebs away,
Restored the colours we had lost,
In a glowing rock glasnost;
Helped us articulate our dreams,
Reduced the flow of silent screams.

Submitted: Monday, August 26, 2013
Edited: Monday, August 26, 2013

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