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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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 5 Months Ago


BBP

5 Months 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 5 Months Ago


BBP

5 Months Ago

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

2 Weeks Ago

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

2 Weeks 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 6 Months Ago


BBP

6 Months 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 6 Months Ago


BBP

6 Months 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 6 Months Ago


BBP

6 Months Ago

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

6 Months 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 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months 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 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

LMAO! Thank you! See it was so amazing, I just had to leave you something to edit! ;)
The worst part about it is that the 70's didn't even need bikers. NOW we need them.

Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

The biker's needed the 70's though! lol

Now we got a watered down culture and ego/mon.. read more
Waconda Springs

7 Months Ago

Bikers needed the 70's. Sage point.
BBP

7 Months Ago

now we need the 70's hahahaha
Fantastic as expected. Although is was a bit cheery, don't you think? I crack a smile now and then too when i am reminiscent about the good 'ol days. Good stuff.


Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

Thanks! Yeah I based on seventies biker days if you couldn’t tell.. so it’s me reminiscing on da.. read more
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SKY
Good ol' days...A life behind bar the title itself very different and unique.

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

Beautiful lines......

Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

Thank you..,.

The life behind bars refers to riding
SKY

7 Months Ago

Your most welcome :)

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