Me and Jackie Paper sing,
“we forgot that rascal, Puff.”
and my buster brown decoder ring,
got lost with other stuff.

It was the dawning of Aquarius,
my bellbottoms dragged the floor.
Leisure suits wern’t yet hilarious,
but there were smiley faces galore.

Tommy Roe and I got “Dizzy”,
Jerimia was a good friend of mine.
Mac Davis put me in a Tizzy,
I’ll never forget his sexy line.

My sea monkey package was really cool,
they looked so playfull and fun.
but I ended up feeling like a fool,
I could never actually see one.

My brother had a creepy crawler set,
I had an easy bake oven.
That stinky rubber I’ll never forget,
but my Johnny cakes, “we were lovin.”

Davy Jones was my favorite “Monkey”,
and the Beatles were really fine.
American Bandstand was funky,
as we danced to “Love potion number 9.”

We used to buy tubes of love beads,
to string on elastic that fit our heads.
We ate lots of pumpkin and sunflower seeds,
and hung “Tikki dolls” on our beds.

I wore go go boots and mini skirts,
My tiedye T’s were groovy.
but hiphuggers and belly shirts,
were for a drive-in movie.

I had psychedelic posters hung,
which reqiured alot of black light.
and when gettin down to “iron lung”
the pad was a pretty cool sight.

Now further down the line,,
I remember “Smoke on the Water”,
we were drinking Boones Farm wine,
and doing nothin that we oughter.

If you remember any of this,
and can actually recall it still,
give your grandkids a goodbye kiss,
cause we’re heading over the hill.

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  • bearwings
    bearwingsalmost 5 years ago

    I set out to find all the glitter is gone but all the glitter is gone was gone.
    so I set out to find the origins of your writing and almost made it to the holy grail when i was tripped in a trap or enticing words of such beauty that I could not resist enering the chamber of fate, those magical words of entrapment “go go boots and a mini skirt.”
    I was not disappointed.
    it remnded me of the days of wearing brand new jeans into the salt water much to the disgust of my mother (“do you know how much a pair of those cost!!”….“well yes actually”). you have to fade them quickly somehow.
    I thought I would pass on something you might have liked back then or perhaps even now. one of our legendary australian blues bands “Chain” (Matt Taylor)….I remember when I was young from “the first thirty years”…..thing is, you probably never heard of them but when i googled it the sign said, will not play, service available only in the united states, so i’m going to come over to your place so i can listen to it again o.k.?

    “well i remember when i was young
    the beetles just begun,
    and we were groovin
    dut da-nuh da-nuh da-nuh da-naaaahhhh………..

  • Solar Zorra
    Solar Zorraalmost 5 years ago

    Ah yes, I’ve been meaning to clean out my closet here. You didn’t find the holy grail? shit, I know it’s in there somewhere. Thanks for thinking of me, that glitter thing I wrote I thought better of and took it out, kind of like your earlier piece….best that someone not see it. I haven’t been able to write anything lately, so I wrote that piece of prose crap and felt even more depressed. Amazing how the muse can just slip away, actually I think mine left town. So enough about me…..just so that I have a grasp on what era you came from, you don’t give much away in your profile……ah……what year did you escape, I mean graduate from High School? You’ve confused me, I wouldn’t have thought you knew what go go boots even were. And you are welcome to come over anytime. :) Solar

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