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.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

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



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I am fading into crazy...I love this piece, and I agree with all of it but especially the last stanza...
if only we could go back to that Age.
I saw Fifth Dimension in concert at SIU....they were great....
but if I went to see them now, I would be the only one in the audience, and they wouldn't even let me in.
Oh but for the old times...but unfortunately...even though the Chambers Brothers sang "Time has come today," we can sing...Time has come and gone....
j.

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Your entertaining review is packed with fun autobiographical trivia! I always suspected you'd faded .. read more
the freedom and nostalgia of a bygone time. i can hear the songs as i read your free-flowing words. when will people learn that less is more. burning bras and turning off the tv is a good start ... :)

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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I love your "burning bras & turning off the TV" sentiments . . . mine exactly! Thanks for your under.. read more
Now I'll be singing that
Old song all day lol
doesn't matter my
covid hair is long
down my back I'm
back to being a hippie

love your rhyme and
rhythm in this
'you got the beat'



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barleygirl

1 Month Ago

Despite being a dyed-in-the-wool hippie myself, I did google "hippie culture" (sure I've forgotten a.. read more
Well said Bgirl ... but shouldn't the sign read
Old hippies never die
they just smell that way.

I've gone past fading into crazy and now dance on the edge of insanity.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

It's tempting to come up with all the ways we could finish that saying . . . artwork was a FB postin.. read more
Both excellent rhyme and reason
I read somewhere that based on historic anthropological findings, that mankind has forever been inclined to fight and be involved in wars.
We are a screw-up right from the get-go with more coming no doubt

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

You & Chris simply REFUSE to let me cling to my delusions! *sheesh!* Well, at least all this crap do.. read more
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 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

1 Month Ago

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

1 Month Ago

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

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