All the Legends

For me it was the Seventies – that I can’t remember!


 

                           All the Legends

            

        All the legends of my youth have fled,

        with their easy laughter without regrets;

        and their catchy tunes – how shall I forget?

        My life was lit – as a moth to their flame,

        as I became consumed in their fame.

        Those priests of pleasure with all pleasure spent,

        on the idle altar of amusement.

 

        Carelessly, we kicked the sun into the moon,

        In that endless summer in which we played,

        when the nights became pups to our dog days.

        But youth must have its end – as all too soon,

        the sun ate the day – and swallowed the moon.

        That’s now past, so no more weed and guitars;

        now it’s just tea, in a deckchair on the grass.

 

                                                                     © D G Moody

© Dodgem 2021
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PilgermannBM

Some great lines here; the light touch of LSD gradually giving way to the coming of old age.

Bhi

Concur with P; some lovely phrases here – “the sun ate the day” – but as you say there is a bit of tightening needed.

Stormwolf

Aye, ain’t that the truth! We were such rebels and we broke rules and stretched boundaries…now it’s all perversion and satanic anti human themes. I am glad I was born when I was. We knew the best of days.
Compare Dusty Springfield with her modest dresses and real singing voice with the obscene gyrations and open legged displays of today’s trashy singers auto tuned to hell. There again, I do confess to a secret liking for bad boys and hard rock music like Marlyn Manson!!!
He is my guilty pleasure but I limit my exposure to him hahaha

Alison x

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