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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Go on Bev, put your leathers on. Crank up the hog.
Give it another go. Okay forgot this was a school night. Put it away. lol


Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

That’s my specialty lol
Paul Bell

7 Months Ago

Should laugh. But a lamppost reversed into me yesterday. Could have sworn it wasn't there the day be.. read more
BBP

7 Months Ago

tricky sons of b*****s lol
;P seriously I can not relate lol seems my memory is wiped out of the good things ... still a pleasurable read for sure. ;) :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Dr YumnaKay

7 Months Ago

I wouldn't blame you guys given the circumstances hahahah 😜
BBP

7 Months Ago

We're a nostalgic country! :)
Dr YumnaKay

7 Months Ago

😛 'cauae you got trumped lol jk 😂😂
To quote John Kay;

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under

The good old days...Assassinations...riots in the streets...Vietnam...the Summer of Love...Kent State...Woodstock.

CCR said 'better run through the jungle'. Just never said where the jungle was.

What made them what they were was the fact that we were young and everything was new to us.
Life was an adventure.

From 'Born to be Wild' we've gone to 'Born to be Mild'

Did we change the world? If we did I'm not sure it was for the better.

Good write. BBP

Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

There's bullshit in every generation. your's wasn;t simple it was just less diluted.
your poem brings me back ...all that devil may care bravado turned to much gratitude to have survived ...mostly intact ;) love Van and Creedence and many more for sure ... interestingly the strongest part of this poem for me is in the title "....A life behind bars" and in the poem "...finding freedom..." there ... so very much of life and freedom belong to the mind alone ... sure enjoy the remeniscing by reading your poem ..very nice trip ;))
E.
ps. showing my ignorance .. :} what does OG stand for ...

Posted 7 Months Ago


Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

ahahaha well that would be me i guess ;}
BBP

7 Months Ago

It's a good thing lol
Einstein Noodle

7 Months Ago

:) ...................
yes, the rush...Van Morrison singing about my first love, my Brown Eyed Girl...the riots at SIU in Spring of 1970---"Who'll stop the rain" playing in the background...i am there again, and here in your poem---

Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

Thanks J! It's an amazing compliment to be able to bring you back with my writing! :)

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I seem to recall that the good old days involved a lot of near-death experiences! But we all still crave that adrenaline rush. :)
Nicely done. You recreated the atmosphere very well.


Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

Thanks Iron! It was a time worth going back to!
The good old days help build today's. When we are young we are brave, when we are older we grow cautious and less brave and wiser.
Nice one. Thanks.

Posted 7 Months Ago


BBP

7 Months Ago

And society gets a little more fucked with each passing generation..... leaves you longing for the g.. read more
Those "Good ol' days" nearly killed me; spent much of my youth in front of bars and gathering scars.
Last two stanzas sum it up rather nicely.
Enjoyed the read, B!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

BBP

7 Months Ago

The memories were worth the near death I'm sure! ;)
Everyone says they were'simpler' days but.. read more
Jimmy Yetts

7 Months Ago

Yes, from this vantage point, they certainly do seem like purer days.
Thank you, for stirring.. read more
BBP

7 Months Ago

Glad I could! :)

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