All These Aging Hippies


All these aging Hippies

the flower generation of peace and love

clinging to their scraggly pony tails

like it was still 1969

they think Janis Joplin is still alive

and Woodstock was just yesterday

you see them now in Walmart

there on the Depends aisle

their hair is either gone or gray

their stomachs protruding

their tats faded

along with their jeans

someone forgot to tell them

that headbands and tie-dye t-shirts

went out of style

they're stuck in the psychedelic 60's

the age of Aquarius

that while they were listening to Joe Cocker

and the Grateful Dead and Country Joe and the Fish

the generation ended

they closed the set

the revolution came and went.


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Don Matthews

Thu 5th Sep 2019 13:15


I know. You've still got your treasured beads and bells in the bedroom drawer. And I also know that when the full moon shines you don said treasures, sit bare-foot cross-legged on the floor and dream of Woostock. Was that you I saw cavorting naked in the mud? ....

<Deleted User> (17847)

Thu 5th Sep 2019 12:24

at least we ( say's old hippy moi ) lived through one of the yet to be bettered eras

while I live on with love, peace, beads and bells echoing in my purple hazed head, I 'll leave you to your environmentally damaging now.

go easy bro-be cool man!

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Don Matthews

Wed 4th Sep 2019 22:56


I think you're right. I feel you carry these characteristics with you through life. Maybe not to the same intensity but they 'ripple on'. Once an activist always an activist. A leopard never changes it's spots? It's in your blood.

Devon Brock

Wed 4th Sep 2019 21:11

On another note, we all carry with us our formative years of political awareness and activism. Whether we dress in that fashion or not, those years inform our reactions to the world around us. While I have never been a hippy, my years in the punk scene certainly guide my reactions to things, though no longer my wardrobe. So my question is, does any revolution simply come and go, whether it be artistic or political? I don't think so, the ripple effects go on forever.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 4th Sep 2019 16:53

When I was young, I didn't have a lot of time for the young I saw then
and I don't have a lot of time for them now they're old. ?

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Don Matthews

Wed 4th Sep 2019 13:14

Now see dk you've upset Ruth
We caused no harm to you
We were (still are) the gentle people
(Ruth you got a flower?.)

Now Ruth and I did quickly read
As you can plainly see
And see dk we weren't impressed
Tweedle dum and dee

Wot's tweedle got to do with it?......

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Don Matthews

Wed 4th Sep 2019 13:01

Now dk you've upset me
You've junked my hippie set
Who changed the world with love and peace
You now have caused big fret

I'd rather have a tattoo
Of flower, with faded bloom
Than one today of snake-wrapped skulls
All spitting doom and gloom

What else do you decry dk
OK Joe was bit spastic
But Janis when she sung so soft (Thankyou EAP)
Made me go melt, fantastic

You've really set me off dk
I am Aquarian
And proud to come by natural birth
And not caesarian

Wot's method of birth got to do with it?...,...
Dunno. Pretty dumb poet.....

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Ruth O'Reilly

Wed 4th Sep 2019 12:55

Hey Man, they were gentle people though especially the ones in San Francisco. Excuse me while I find a flower for my hair, I've just given my last one to you??

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