Monday, July 4, 2011

Flower Power Jam



There was a time
A time when protests
Were staged with delicate blooms

Flowers placed in gun barrels
A non-violent version of violence
Demonstration rooted in love

We wore flowers in our hair
Flowers everywhere
We chanted 'make love, not war'

Where have all the flowers gone














10 comments:

  1. I love "Demonstrations rooted in love", Helen. Very nice!

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  2. You make a lovely rhythm here, Helen, songlike echoes of another time.

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  3. If I had remembered that song I would have used it for my poem. I used to sing it incessantly as a child.

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  4. gimme a little acoustic guitar behind this and all of us sitting in a circle...very nice...where have they gone...

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  5. Where have all the flowers gone? If you're going to demonstrate, why not do so in the name of love!!

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  6. Flowers symbolize peace.

    Love the line best ~

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  7. Enjoyed that Helen, and it was an angle on the prompt that I wasn't expecting at all. Poignant but not overdone.

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  8. Beautiful words. Yes the flowers are all gone. As soon all of us who wore those flowers in our hair will be.
    Excellent poem.

    Melanie

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  9. The Flower Children are still here, aren't we!
    But flowers in barrels or not, the guns were the first response of a regime that saw the people as the enemy.
    PS Chrome working. Fast and so far bug free!!! Yahoooo! Sorry, that's the opposition.

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