Age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius

A Poem by barleygirl
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nuttin' grooves like my wake-up of coffee & bud . . .

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Recent times are way too precarious
officials don’t bother to polish nefarious
a virulent virus rebukes those gregarious
such chaos begs for the Age of Aquarius.

A bunch are bound to disperse the discord
bleating grievances til’ we’re numb and bored
I’m damn-near disposed to yank the rip cord
propel folks toward a global peace accord.

Into Aquarius affable planets are movin’
a universal sign our vibe is improvin’
a hopeful horizon hellbent on behoovin’
a mahoosive move so get hip to our groovin’.

Hints of harmony already got me trippin’
holistic hunger for compromise be grippin’
whole-earth awareness arrests her slippin’
good news is all that the media’s yippin’.

Let’s blow out materialism and oppression
hold a “be-in” for free inclusive expression
solve issues by cooperative nonaggression
in a world that’s cleansed of dispossession.

© 2021 barleygirl


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So many real people - through all the years - have espoused the same awesome thoughts of peace, sharing, contentment, acceptance, personal growth, overall recognition of freedoms and yet the follow-through has led to the utter corruption of the dream over-and-over as well as taken so many many lives. I do not know how to make a reality of such a humanity and fear the United Federation of Planets type scenarios will remain dream-themes for whatever centuries manage to come. History has continually shown us the foibles of our own hopes, but one day we may grow beyond our selves and become the beings of whom we dream.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Amen, brother! You express this with delightfully light & acerbic honesty. Perfect afterword for my .. read more
Chris

2 Weeks Ago

Told you you're a love... meant it.



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The Hippies would be confuse by this world dear Margie
"Let’s blow out materialism and oppression
hold a “be-in” for free inclusive expression
solve issues by cooperative nonaggression
in a world that’s cleansed of dispossession."
Our leader doubletalk and promise. I need to become a woodman and find safety with the beast of the forest. I pray 2021 is better than 2020. Hello my friend and Happy New year.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


The title made think of that song yes the good old days of the Haight Ashbury love and you know the rest but those days are gone gone and we hope for better days, I love the picture, my saying is old hippies never die they just move Eugene Oregon, you brought back memories with everything happening let us not forget.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Week Ago


my goal is exactly that and I have made a radical agenda to realize this goal dear Margie I think our approaches may be a bit different but hear me out... A weekly punch a fascist day needs to be enacted followed by a punch a selfish hoarder day! next, we will need a chastize an ill-informed citizen committee to hold weekly verbal peltings of truth and fact related discourse on live television I imagine this would become very popular viewing therapy for all of us that have been clinging to reality during this past "Reality show" presidency! A deceit tax will be levied to all mass media that attempts to defraud our citizenry which will be paid directly to the aacp, the untited negro college fund, the LGBT rights association, and the literary counsel! people that are found in successive violation of whom consistently wish to embrace alternative reality will be exiled to a colony of there choosing we will custom tailor these colonies to embrace their alternate ideals an "Arian" colony a "straight" colony a masculine superiority colony (i Imagine this will become a very small and lonely one) oh and nice global warming isn't real colony where they can live in their own filthy trash complete with recycling factories to replenish their rampant consumerism! so many colonies so little time we will fashion their own closed circuit internet and television facilities to cleanse our outside society from their ilk and bile. and start working toward that age of Aquarius we all deserve!!!!!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

These are the bones for an excellent storyline! I'm highly tempted to steal some of your material fo.. read more
Robert Trakofler

1 Week Ago

You know it’s mulling in my mischievous mind miss willis
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Hey, I'm an Aquarius!
Fun fact: An age actually lasts anywhere from one thousand to two thousand years.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Yes! I read about that when I did my research before writing this poem. I noticed that we're due for.. read more
light and ashes

1 Week Ago

I don't believe so...not for a while. We still have many years until the age ends. Cool! I hope they.. read more
Love that image at te end. Were you a hippie? It must have been fun to be in a commune, k think a lot of people now wish for communes

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I was a hardcore hippie, but most hippies did NOT live in communes. In fact, the average run-of-the-.. read more
Saree Marcel

1 Week Ago

Wow didn't know that- I guess that's why stereotypes definitely should be investigated more. You lea.. read more
You had me smiling ear to ear already at the fourth line. How right you are! The rhythm of the third stanza had me dancing in my seat, I am hip to your groovin'!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

I love this review! I needed something unreserved & upbeat after so much negativity this week! In th.. read more
LouBelle

1 Week Ago

I've been watching from this side in disbelief. We have plenty of our own shocking events going on h.. read more
barleygirl

1 Week Ago

You are a sweetheart *smile*
A nicely rhymed offering here, although I have not been able as yet to define "mahoosive." Yes, I recall "The Age of Aquarius" from "Hair." The 60's were a wild time, filled with both hope and discord. That ride couldn't go on that way, finally blowing itself out into the calmer 70's. This period we are enduring now will do likewise; the pendulum can only swing one way for limited time before it begins to swing back. Perhaps then "harmony and understanding" will hold sway.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Clearly we've got a ways to go! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this matter (((HUGS))) Fondly, M.. read more
Excellent and you have more faith in humanity then what I have seen of late. I’m not as optimistic as you but I do believe people have potential we just haven’t learned to use it.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Week Ago

Even BEFORE the riot at the Capitol, I was feeling extremely jaded, but now I'm unable to summon any.. read more
Patricia

1 Week Ago

I’m about as jaded as one gets so it’s hard to get me worked up but I admit this is pushing me t.. read more
Aloha, Oh man this is so cool, fun to read and right on the money, I’m on board with all of it especially the last stanza, and the rhyme is awesome and so is the image! Can hear that hook, will have to YouTube! Many Mahalo. Izzy

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Hearing from you is quite a delight! Glad to see you back at the cafe more & more. Also glad to see .. read more
Oh, how I love this piece! Though I am not from that hippie era but I am really in love with it! They were go- getters in so many ways. But after a lot of miss leading decade I think we can communicate with them with profound love and harmony... Social awakening is in the door step now... Thank you so much for this wonderful poem.
Ps... What a great rhyming here!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

It's kinda sad how many people read this as being totally unrealistic. Even tho I have a hard time s.. read more

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