I was a child in 1969, I had not a clue of the world,

 I knew of certain things, those of which I lived through.

 Riding my bike and a deadly Halloween night, that's 

 I remember all that I did as a kid, a lifetime ago and a

 Vietnam was a reality and I was protected by my childish

 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, Clint Eastwood was 
 the man,

 Raindrops keep falling on my head, Simon and Garfunkel 
 Were grand.

 Scooby Doo and all of the colorful cartoons that I knew, 
 I think of you,

 Baseball with the miracle Mets, Bill Russell, and the 
 champion Celtics.

 Joe Namath with his Guarantee, the Jets beat the Colts, 
 Charles Manson, and history,

 The Innocence of the Brady Bunch, walk on the moon, 
 Led Zeppelin and a tune,

 1969 was the year when love and innocence were mixed 
 With my day.

                       Keith Garrett

3 thoughts on “1969

  1. I like this very much. I was 15 in 1969. it was an amazing time… full of the hope of peace, the sorrow of war and a lifestyle that tried to keep innocence alive… a very diverse and important time in our societies growth. Nice work, thank you.

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