Memory

Do you remember

When it was transformational

When music pied pipered us

Into a sociological world view

 

At odds with conformity

 

At odds with authority

 

Just so

 

It was hot time, summer in the city

It was big birds flying in the sky

It was patchouli oil and Acapulco gold

 

As we wandered through

Labyrinths

Listening and observing

Ultimately deciding to side with the offside

 

Holding to the beat

Of the untamed

The wild

The beat

Listening to wild beats

Among the beasts

 

We were wild and untamed

Watching

Worlds constrict

Even as the beats began resounding

Sounding

The beat

 

We waited

 

 

David Trudel  ©  2013

 

 

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2 responses to “Memory

  1. Every decade has had a culture change because of music. The ones I remember are:
    50s – Rock and Roll
    60s – The Revolution
    70s – Disco
    80s – New Wave and Punk
    90s – Hip Hop
    00s – Rap
    While I personally think the 60s made the most social impact on that and subsequent generations…one could see and feel the cultural shift with each genre of the time. Nothing, in my opinion or experience, defines the generations more than the music each grew up with. 🙂

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