History Lesson



Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar.

Feminists everywhere were burning their bras

Man landing on the Moon….allegedly

For, i’m far from convinced, you see

Charles Manson, Vietnam

The Beatles welcomed by ” Uncle Sam”

The 1960’s was a crazy place.

Still there was always a hippy chick to embrace

Be it San Francisco or Carnaby street

George Best. who had the world at his feet

Yet contrived somehow to throw it all away

How magical it must have been to see him play

I was born January 69…ironically

The year Man city won the cup at Wembley

A sad fact this “Red Devil” has had to endure

Pink Floyd released the sound track “More”

The “Swinging Sixties” where my journey began

Now , with white hairs in my beard , i look like an old man

In the 70’s i was just a kid

The 80’s and 90’s i’d like to lift the lid…..

And expose them for….

The shitty decades they were.

Although the Berlin wall….

In 1990 did fall.

That history book

is well worth a look

If the next generation can just tear themselves away from their phones

They could forge a radical decade all on their very own

Or am i expecting too much

Like them , i’m completely out of touch

And so this ode ends

The history lesson’s over , my friend , for now

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