Monday Memories: 60’s Rock America

This poem was crafted and published back in September, 2019.  The words present a memorable discussion of a most significant decade in American history.  The text is shown with its original wording except where the rhyming format needed updating.

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People recall the 60’s, a very “trendy” decade

Rocking America into a new era, never to fade

 

Momentous events and life transformations arrive

Creating a cultural revolution, just trying to survive

 

The youngest President ever elected in this land

Sending JFK with a new generation’s eager hands

 

President Kennedy challenges a waiting nation

Landing on the moon brings wonder and elation

 

Civil Rights for “all” people lights a hope-filled beam

Marching to Washington to hear “I Have a Dream”

 

Ford creates a flashy and stunning sports car

Rolling out the Mustang, best ‘lil pony by far

 

The British invade with innovative music to bring

Introducing the Beatles, their tunes endlessly sing

 

Southeast Asia slowly captures more of a nation’s time

Making Vietnam, a catalyst filling emotions that climb

 

Rock music festival invites all to a muddy field—Woodstock

Continuing to sing his top hits, Elvis Presley’s movies rock

 

Beautiful music and worthy films reach out to all

Singing and acting, Julie Andrews’ fills the call

 

Television comes into its own with new innovation

Viewing “The Fugitive” becomes a nation’s fixation

 

Assassinations tear through a nation, they sadly ring

Losing two Kennedy’s and Dr. King, forever will sting

 

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