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Thread: Ode to a misguided hippie

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    Ex everything; trying something new DrDoc's Avatar
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    Ode to a misguided hippie

    When I left ‘Nam, I was on a jet;
    Two hundred and twelve of us, each a Vet.
    The day before we were all in battle,
    Tonight we land in old Seattle.

    At Sea-Tac it’s standby, so I go and eat;
    I see a hippie and I offer a seat.
    We chatted, and rambled, and talked a while;
    His plane was a called and I gave him a smile.

    He got up to leave, and then he said;
    “You know, it’s too bad you aren’t dead”.
    I sat there a moment, then felt a shade,
    And I thought ‘I guess there’s no parade’.
    On my flight home I thought of him,
    And then wrote this on a whim:

    Peace-nik, beat-nik, hippie and dove;
    mix together and add some love;
    boil it, and spoil it,
    and send it to school;
    then forget the Golden Rule.





    [My apologies to Robert Service]
    Last edited by DrDoc; 05-16-2017 at 06:12 AM.
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    I have read your poem a few times. It hurts to know people pretending peace can harbor such hate in their souls. I'm old enough to have seen it time and again. But it still hurts.
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    "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
    Michelangelo

    "You don't need thick skin, you just need perseverance." leifwright


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    Ex everything; trying something new DrDoc's Avatar
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    I don't feel a whole lot one way or the other for this person; he was misguided. It's one thing to be against the war, and another to be against those told to go. I ultimately joined Vietnam Veterans Against the War because the purpose for the war was, in my mind, no longer valid. Instead of hurting, I recommend learning that two things adjacent to one another does not make them congruent. It's a logical error easily made.

    Thank you for your heart-felt comments.

    DrDoc
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