Memories From The Sixties - Poem by Connie Webb
I remember when...
I could finally where pants to school
No more frilly little dresses for me
It was easier to play on the monkey bars, too.
We finally acquired a
Big black and white TV
I cried for joy watching Lassie escape another dangerous situation
And I watched the Beatles appear
On the Ed Sullivan show
For the first time
With our country western listening dad yelling
“Oh no, hippie music.”
I got my first pair of go-go boots
And felt just like a movie star.
People said “Right On” and “Groovy”
And gave each other the Peace sign.
John F. Kennedy gave a speech in New York
And I couldn’t see it
So my dad lifted me high on his shoulders
Even though I didn’t know much about things political
I knew I was in the presence of a great man.
And I remember when
I wore my first P.O.W. bracelet
And hoped for war to end
Still hope for it to end today.
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