"Life is the dancer and you are the dance."
Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Summer of Love" sunday scribblings #249-a walk in the park

Wish I could’ve been in the park
sitting cross-legged on the grass
with flowers in my hair.
Listening to the poets
with their beat.
Psychedelic rock music playing.
I would’ve painted peace signs
and hearts on your cheek.
We would’ve woven our stories
together on how to stop the war,
as we walked along in the park.

Born a bit too late,
missing a period in time,
I wish I could've called mine.
When love was preached – 
the world was a different place.


  1. You make me wish I could be there with you!
    -'On Paper Wings'

  2. Let's go Abigail.
    Nice to meet you.

  3. It's a nice sentiment but was it really so different? Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and a war in a far-off land.

    I like the wistful tone.

  4. Thanks Tilly but I believe things are much different now.
    22 year old goes in crowd with semi-automatic
    kills 6 and wounds 13.
    Favourite book: Mein Kampf
    Social group: Renaissance group (hate group)
    Things were not this way back during "flower power"

  5. Beautiful flow to this..I can feel the yearning..a simple wish to live in a different kind of world..Jae

  6. Honestly, I think I'd have gotten bored with that scene. It never seemed like enough forward action to me.

    However, you've captured it beautifully and I'd be lying if I said I never felt that same wistfulness to have been there, part of it. It so utterly defined such a part of our society.

  7. Yes jae, I remember being a child playing the streets with friends. My parents NEVER had to worry about whether I was going to be harmed.
    I was only a small child during the 60's (born in 57). But life was much more innocent then.

    Now we have worry about everything like our children being abducted (raped and killed). Statistics show a child that is kidnapped is usually found dead.

    It is not a safe world and the worst part of it all. Is that my country the USA is the biggest
    offender of all. You only have to read the newspaper or watch the news.

    It was a country founded on great principles.
    That have gone completely to hell.

  8. Yes Ollie I believe it was a better and safer time.

  9. Susan we have plenty of forward action now.
    I was safe as a child back then. Can we say the same today about children growing up? Thanks for the comment.

  10. I was there, a child of the 60's. And the older I get, the closer I get to starting it all,over again! Peace!!!!

  11. Keith I got to observe it, being too young to really participate. But life was so different then. It was a safer and nicer time.
    I am with you on that, peace to you my friend.

  12. I felt right there...in the moment. Just brilliant writing my friend. oxo

  13. Thanks buttercup, I wish sometimes to go back in time.