Juke Box 1981

the junkies always picked queen and bowie - 'under pressure'
and the gi's chose 'take me home country roads'
as for me, i don't remember what my favorite was that year
probably something german and girly
i didn't grow up until years after those days

by Cia Frizzell

Comments (10)

I have a huge smile on my face, I like this a lot...
The tone of melancholy in your recollections is very interesting. Don
Your last line is superb. Why have I missed this one? 1981 - I think it was 'And the Band Played Waltzing Mathilda' by Eric Bogle. It was 'Learning Co-op' days of children and alternatives and strumming my new guitar. This piece seemed to embody the anti-war movement and embrace the diggers at the same time. Classy poem Cia. love, Allie xxxx
read the list of poems until this one, finally deciding to respond, basic chicken you know, , spent summer 81 in key west, i thought then that someone had just invented the radio that year, swear it was attached to my head with wood screws or something, listened until my ears looked foolish, summer is a magnet, everytime i hear a certain song i can tell when it was released..seems like sorrow had not slipt into the music yet, , , ....anywho.., , , i like the voice thru your poems, can hear a distinct voice coming out, especially the toys watching, is that about your son? your poems remind me of then, , when we have not comiited our wings, the tune of someone song i hear about being vain or no matter how wonderful something might be..or human eyes like arrows fixed...or whatver you obviously understand the point..good poems.definately only for the truth, , gregory
I was listening to Dylan and Springsteen, my wife liked Michael Jackson....LOL.
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