Good ol' days...A life behind bars

Good ol' days...A life behind bars

A Poem by BBP

The good ol' days.....
When souls were lighter
When the sun shined brighter

Van Morrison floating on the air waves
Creedence giving a voice to the red,white and brave

Bikers in denim vests
Doin' their worst and givin' their best

Sleeping under open skies
Filled with smoke and lit by stars

Highway wind showing the way,
to finding freedom behind bars

Chasing sunsets,
Chasing glory,
Now, only old photographs can tell the story..........

Of the good ol' days .....
That the OG's miss
and the young guns crave

© 2017 BBP



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The funny thing about those bikers in the vest, they are still the cool kids on the block.
Love this a trip in time my favorite

Posted 1 Month Ago


BBP

1 Month Ago

Thanks cherrie! They are still the raddest old dudes around. 🤗
Been riding since 68. I know and remember the feeling of freedom under the stars. Getting punched right out of the blue and never knowing the reason, or caring for that matter. Life was good but eventually it had to pick a direction. Here I am today, father and grandfather... Memories are good :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


BBP

3 Months Ago

Getting punched out for no reason! Heard that same story passed down many of times ! lol Love it!
McEltic

3 Months Ago

Nobody took it personal, just laughed it off :)
BBP

3 Months Ago

That's the best part about it!
a very nostalgic piece. Loved the imagery the sprung to mind with your brilliantly described stanza's. Great piece, and a great piece for the U.S.
-Richard

Posted 3 Months Ago


Richard McLin

3 Months Ago

Very true.
BBP

3 Months Ago

Can't go wrong with that!
Richard McLin

3 Months Ago

Also, very true.
In my head, I heard Bruce Springsteen playin' loud and the picture playing was a mix of young guns and sons of anarchy...playing in slo mo and black and white, to show its the past.
Great flow to your words. Has left me reminiscing about all kinds of been and gone :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


BBP

3 Months Ago

Thanks Lorry! It's an ode to being born too late lol
Lorry forty-ten.

3 Months Ago

I was born in 68. Talk about just missing the party :)
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RWE
An awesome cruise down memory lane. Such a clever use of "a life behind bars." When I saw the title, I thought "this will be interesting"... and it was interesting and more. I especially love the music you referenced. Brings back so many memories. I can see why you have so many views on this piece. Nice work!

Posted 3 Months Ago


BBP

3 Months Ago

Sorry I missed this Robert! Thank you for the read review and appreciating the music! :)
Oh god i miss those days as well. Freedom from regret and ambition Simply glad to be alive

Posted 3 Months Ago


Tate Morgan

3 Months Ago

hahah well in ohio it is sure a different story. We havent had much of a winter. But we have had rai.. read more
BBP

3 Months Ago

We pray for rain! lol
Tate Morgan

3 Months Ago

the forecast here is for rain everyday 90% chance for the next five days
One of the best of yours I've read so far. You've picked out the perfect details, sending an old fart like me into a wave of nostalgia. I often think that the youth we lived can never be relived at any other time & the aspects you highlight are many of the reasons why. It wasn't all roses & rainbows, but it was roughshod & real in a passionate way (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


BBP

3 Months Ago

Awww thanks Margie! Always glad when it can bring back the good kind of nostalgia!

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BBP,
I truly felt the words of our poem.I am not a biker but I am an old guy with a wild past in my youth. Your poem is very well written and stirs the heart with memories. Thank you BBP for these fine words.
Peace,
Richie b.

Posted 4 Months Ago


BBP

4 Months Ago

Thanks Richie! It was kind of written off old family stories! Always made me want to grow up in thos.. read more
Sounds like easy rider.simple days just riding in the wind with Jack Peter and Dennis.I'm sure you reflected alot writing this and smiled

Posted 5 Months Ago


BBP

5 Months Ago

Thank you it was a fun piece to write!
I get that "Sons of Anarchy" vibe on this one. Good visuals, felt the wind blowing through my scalp. (No hair)

Posted 5 Months Ago


BBP

5 Months Ago

More like the original bikers but you get the story ;)

Thanks Rene
Rene Velez

5 Months Ago

😎👍No disrespect. I'm ignorant to the culture. Except for what's on TV
BBP

5 Months Ago

None at all taken! It's kind of an ode to the 60's when s**t was lighter and freedom was a little sw.. read more

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