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the greenwich village girl

they were the days
of free love, pot and rock & roll
flower power
the glorious sixties
what better way to spend
your days and nights
than in Greenwich Village
i was called “Greenwich Village Girl”
everyone knew me
i knew everyone
i read my poetry
in the smoke-filled coffee houses
then would walk the streets
checking out all the art
the young artists were selling
heard rock & roll bands play
under moonlit skies
danced barefoot in the streets
loved dylan … Greenwich Village
was his haunt…playing in the clubs
“times are a-changing”
his music played in my head
and still does
flirted with the handsome boys
wore old jeans
tie-dyed shirts
always had a bandana on my head
my long blonde hair hanging
down my back
loved the cafe bizarre
on bleecker street
where the miremba bands
would play
people swore they saw the ghost
of Peter Stuyvesant there
drinking white wine
while sitting in the park
with friends discussing the war
in viet nam…protested
talked about Malcolm X…
Martin Luther King….
understood their fight
to end racism
discussed their speeches
hung onto every word
we never wanted to be part
of the establishment
gay couples walked freely
hand in hand…and kissed
no one cared…it was a time of love
of freedom…of sweet kisses
life went on
everything changed
yes…most of us became part
of the establishment
but in my heart i’m still
“the greenwich village girl”

the greenwich village girl

Sally Omar

Joined January 2008

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Collaborative work of Kevin Mawson & Sally Omar


rewrite of the first poem I wrote on RB

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