Friday, June 02, 2017

A poem for make believe ~~ Paper Moons

 Paper Moons 
Now again have Paper Moons and
Cardboard Seas and Painted Rainbows
College girls with yellow dogs, most 
Bare foot, roller skates.  Cutoffs

Fellows with white VWs
Beetles with their folding cloth roofs  
Elvis and next come the Beetles,
Joplin, Me and Bobby McGee

Once again protests made legal
A fight for right with some lives lost
Kent State, John Lennon, your hero?
Against tyranny, war.  Shalom
Like "Back Then" now was gone, never
Would be the same. Super Seniors
Are stepping up to take their place
With Paper Moons, Painted Rainbows  

Gone forever those Paper Moons?
Who will step up, make us believe?

Janis Joplin / Me And Bobby Mcgee [Live] 1970 - YouTube

Working Class Hero - John Lennon
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 - "Back When" for me was working as an Aerospace Engineer (no degree then) at NASA Houston Space Center and working for College Degrees, mostly at night.  I did have a 1962 BW Bug with a folding top sunroof which took me where I needed to go.  It would be replaced by a 1969 Ford Thunderbird and a 1971 Hondo Motorcycle. These vehicles were all used as were all my other vehicles except two, the last in 1967. 

My hair was collar length and I smoked, mostly a pipe.  There really was a long haired barefoot cutoff wearing young lady who sat beside me in Differential Equations class. She made her "A" and I made my "C". (Car list--scroll down just before the red Ford Pickup)("Back Then" girls who were my friends list)(Our wedding picture)

 - Photo and Poem Copyright © 2017 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Fireblossom Friday: It's Only A Paper Moon,

Fireblossom's instructions were in part, "Write something that makes us believe in something that isn't real (i.e. a Paper Moon that isn't real anymore?) ... Please make it a NEW poem or flash fiction."

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At Friday, June 02, 2017 4:10:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

Oh we need those paper moons more than ever... right now it's more "Paint it black" for me.

At Saturday, June 03, 2017 3:04:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Gone forever those Paper Moons?
Who will step up, make us believe?

This is so beautifully poignant!

At Saturday, June 03, 2017 8:20:00 AM, Blogger Fireblossom said...

Someone will come, but we never know when or who.

At Saturday, June 03, 2017 8:37:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Nice on Jim

much love...


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