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 worst part about it is that the 70's didn't even need bikers. NOW we need them.

Posted 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years Ago

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

Now we got a watered down culture and ego/mon.. read more
The Twin Arenas

2 Years Ago

Bikers needed the 70's. Sage point.
BBP

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years Ago

Thank you..,.

The life behind bars refers to riding
SKY

2 Years Ago

Your most welcome :)
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 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years Ago

That’s my specialty lol
Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years Ago

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

2 Years Ago

We're a nostalgic country! :)
Dr. YumnaKay

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

ahahaha well that would be me i guess ;}
BBP

2 Years Ago

It's a good thing lol
Einstein Noodle

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years 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 2 Years Ago


BBP

2 Years Ago

And society gets a little more fucked with each passing generation..... leaves you longing for the g.. read more

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