Eric Cockrell

Lost In The Sixties... - Poem by Eric Cockrell

forever lost in the sixties...
in the passions, the ideals,
the cries for peace and equality,
for human dignity,
and no more wars.
the music, the poetry,
the communal lifestyle...

but the deaths were many.
assassinations, Hoover style.
and those lost to heroin,
who fell off the edge.
thousands killed in Vietnam,
you'd think we would have learned...
but life went on,
the wheel kept turning.

50 years later,
two more wars,
not to mention invasions.
things worse than ever before.
we who survived became
the very thing that we hated!
we closed our eyes,
fell victim to the greed.
again crying out,
for peace and equality,
for human dignity,
and for human rights.
the earth dying,
because of our decisions.
we who became islands
seeking to fulfill the self,
now must cling to each other,
and become family again.

standing against the lies,
the propaganda, and the money machine...
singing songs of peace
with bloody hands.
lost in the sixties,
but very much here in the 21st century...
the last stand of freedom,
in a world gone mad!

Comments about Lost In The Sixties... by Eric Cockrell

  • Mark Dillon (7/11/2012 7:48:00 PM)

    war brings prifit which brings power which brings greed which brings war.the eternal circle of the evil doers we call world leaders. nice writing eric (Report) Reply

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  • (4/14/2012 2:30:00 PM)

    A very powerful and just poem. a fantastic write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 14, 2012

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