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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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 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

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

Thanks Rene
Rene Velez

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year 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
Hey, you know my people. A very visual reminisce very classy. "Now,only old photographs can tell the story ...." and your words stir up something not found in the picture. A place called home or the road to something like it.
Rock on!!

Sheer Terror

Posted 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

Thank you! So glad when people can get the visual I'm putting out there. The old biker days are the .. read more
You been to Sturgis, SD? Made me think of Hogs on the open road.

Posted 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

Haven’t yet but it’s in the list! And yeah it was an ode to the old bikers
Maxwell Ryder

9 Months Ago

No new stuff BBP, what’s up? Hope you come around again ✌🏽
BBP

9 Months Ago

Thanks man.. stuffs brewing just gotta put it to words lol
Those were simpler times and adventure always lurked just round the corner,just bout suppertime.
The stars don't shine so bright anymore. It's all the light pollution from the big city.
I remember sitting outside at night watching Sputnik speed across the heavens. Those were the days.
Thanks for this blast from the past.

Posted 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

Thanks ME. Appreciate the words! It’s crazy how things change
i'm thinking the sixties, hippies, freedom etc. 'Easy Rider' and Jack Kerouac - 'On The Road'. a magical time you whisk us away to. too bad we can't go back for a visit ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

You nailed it man! It was a tribute to those simple times that we all wish we would go back to!
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A Brit who can only think of On the Road and similar.. updated i guess.. and freedom and being true to one's inherent not imposed spirit A bountiful post this, painted in rich raw language. Love it. :)

' Sleeping under open skies
Filled with smoke and lit by stars.. '

Posted 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Emma! You picked up what I was putting down! :)
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

Am so pleased i interpreted what's such a fine post!
This poem made me think of 'Easy Rider'....

The freedom of the road ahead, the sun above and the wind in the hair. A freedom that has slowly disappeared as cities have encroached on the wide open spaces.

Hopefully there will be more Good Ol' to come.

I enjoyed the reflections and musings. Nicely written.

Posted 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much. You felt what I was feeling when I wrote it.
Love this!

Very straight forward, but says a lot.

Drew a very vivid snapshot of a certain time...can almost picture Easy Rider cruising across america.

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

Fav lines.

This feels like a rock n roll anthem.

Good ending too. Kinda sadly nostalgic for a freedom that is no longer.

One small quibble

Think it's just "OGs" plural, not "OG's" possessive.

Gawd. I'm editing OG! lol

Good stuff, BBP!



Posted 1 Year Ago


BBP

1 Year Ago

LMAO! Thank you! See it was so amazing, I just had to leave you something to edit! ;)

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