Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

Where Are The Flower Children?

Our sons and daughters conceived in
strawberry fields have talked dad
into tying his hair back and mom
into wearing a bra and conforming
to the media-hyped double-talk:
'Lose your civil rights to protect
your freedoms' and 'Spend ourselves
into a massive national debt
to protect our economy' while
pretending everything is still
manufactured in America, or at least
assembled here, not carried over
invisible foreign borders,

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Poem Edited: Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Comments about Where Are The Flower Children? by Cheryl Lynn Moyer Peele

  • Shannon Wright (1/10/2008 6:06:00 PM)

    Cheryl- another winner here. my mom would love what you've written, i may have to copy and paste to her. i'm surprised she didn't name me moonbeam or saffron, lol. -shannon

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  • Scarlett Treat (10/24/2007 1:56:00 PM)

    Just read this again, and still want your stamp to read:



    SORRY ABOUT YOUR DOG...CAT...CHILD...CAR...CAMERA...(This is a fill in the blank! !)

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  • Duncan Wyllie (8/25/2007 11:11:00 AM)

    Instead of showing their blossom on the outside many have chosen a more reserved approach, thus doing have shown less of themselves and the need for real peace
    Thankyou for this one
    Love duncan X

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  • Elysabeth FaslundElysabeth Faslund (8/25/2007 9:47:00 AM)

    The 'flower children' have invested in Dow Jones. It's the Age of Nasdaq, not Aquarius...but, to everything, turn, turn, turn, to every season, turn, turn, turn...oh boy! Has this ever brought the good times back! ! It'll turn round again...the cycle of life, the spinning wheel. Great going, Cheryl...tell 'em! xxElysabeth

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  • Barry Van Allen (8/24/2007 11:18:00 PM)

    Maybe your question is the one that needed to be asked for a long time!
    I was feeling a little sorry, because it was more of a 'rant' than a comment,
    ... maybe this was not the place for it!
    After what you said, and the comments by Doc, Scarlett, Frank ...
    I noticed that none of them REALLY dis- agreed with me.
    Well, the dialog has to start someplace!


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  • Scarlett Treat (8/23/2007 12:41:00 PM)

    Maybe all the empty spaces on our counters, once marked MADE IN AMERICA (WINK, WINK, JOKE, JOKE) will now post signs...RECALLED TO CHINA! SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR (FILL IN THE BLANK HERE) DOG, CAT, CHILD! !

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/22/2007 4:45:00 PM)

    Well, Cheryl, as i see it...This is all Columbus's fault, as 515 years ago, ole Chris got crossed-up himself, while looking for someplace else.Thus it became tradition to become 'Lost Here', just like our DISCOVERer...(which is where
    the credit card originated from, you know) ...LOL! Very nice work here, Cheryl...I do remember the 60's well, (Byrds...Beatles...Troggs...Herman's Hermits & Melanie)
    Just a very few of my fav's...Solid Work, young lady...

    ~ FjR ~

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  • Carole Clark (8/22/2007 4:43:00 PM)

    Flower children are teachers, activists, social workers and poets!
    Bureaucracy is back. International trade is flourishing.
    Hillary and Obama are running for President! ! !
    The military-industrial complex is a monster.
    Open up the doors and let the workers in! Bring back the Unions!
    We spread our wealth, don't we?

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  • Barry Van Allen (8/22/2007 12:01:00 PM)

    Wrong! , Wrong! , Wrong! - - -
    WE are all right here! , Right there, too!
    We are just complacent! - - - accepting!
    We are ALL wearing bras!
    (I might have gotten a little carried away there) ,
    but, you know what I mean.

    We have allowed ourselves to be
    ' Bush - Leagued ', and ' Carl Roved ',
    We have allowed our jobs to be outsourced,
    but, it's great for the economy in India!
    Have you called your tech - support line lately?

    Since Sept.11,2001 - - - we have been blind!
    We have allowed the erosion of our freedoms,
    almost without question... because we've been scared.
    There is NO descent!
    We have agreed to be sheep! - - - And we have been led to this!
    ... and we deserve it somehow.

    Flower children - - - I don't know,
    but, our fathers would not put up with this,
    they would have considered their duty,
    to go out on election day and VOTE!

    They would have had some arguments,
    and some opinions with conviction,
    instead we have a 30 % turnout,
    ... HELL in Iraq - - - it's more than that,
    and we don't have to risk our lives to do it!

    Marci is WRONG... there never has been peace,
    ask ing is also WRONG... we are not in the minority,
    but, we are major - league couch sitters!
    too damn lazy to give a damn ...
    but, we can complain when things go wrong!
    MY opinion... if you didn't vote...
    THEN , NO you can't!

    I don't care about your politics,
    all I say, is pay attention! ,
    get off your dumb ass every few years,
    and try to do something about this mess!

    By the way, do not go to San Francisco ...
    it's going to fall into the bay!


    Could you understand them?

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  • x... x... (8/22/2007 10:31:00 AM)

    I'm all for being 'made in America' enought of the outsourcing and having to remove children's favorite toys due to lead in paint in those produced in China.....this is our land, of freedom to live as well as we can with many opportunites....We're still here, we want peace, but not at the sacrifice of a war in our land. War is the worst but terrorism must be stopped. They have to be found so the World may again live in peace......good to see your again.~~~marci.~~

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