I was born when folks liked IKE
I watched the Presidents funeral on TV
I didn’t know what the Great Society was
but every night Chet and Dave gave me the body count
Goodnight Chet, Goodnight Dave
Cynicism was born
I cheered when Erlichmann, Haldeman, and Liddy went down
I laughed at the buffoon. I watched SNL
I did NOT vote for RAYGUN
maybe if…
Bush kept what’shisname out
Clinton scared the living hell out me
more and more
The commies lost
How did we get him
I cheered and danced as Florida complained
I played the National Anthem at 0:01 01/01/00

Elvis sang about his wingtips
People really liked Patsy Cline…then
Strawberry Alarm Clock
We dug
The Grateful Dead. Bowie, Hot Tuna, Black Oak, Foghat, Procul Harum, ELP, Sweet and of course
The Beatles
despite that Disco thing
ClashFearSexPistolsDeadKennedysXTCMissionofBurmaRamonesTalkingheadsBlondieX
then came that whole newwavething
Modern English,Squeeze,Flock of Seagulls,StrayCats,Animotion,Human League,Specials,FunBoyThree,Bananarama,Berlin,Madness and Elvis Costello
Tom Waits
Laurie Andersen
Eventually along came Nirvana, REM, De La Soul, nine Inch nails, Run DMC, KoRn, Godsmack, Alanis Morrisette, Tool and Jewel
In this dawn of the 21st time I’m glad to see
Uncle Ted is still touring
there is a band called, “And you will know us by the trail of dead”
We are still strong
just like we were told we were
when we lived on kidville time
Welcome to my 6th decade


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My Sixth Decade — 4 Comments

  1. Yea! I wrote everything on here, so far. I’ll give credit to an author when I post something I didn’t write.