Envision for Blogophilia 20.4


This week another blogging site had Musicality, John Lennon, as its theme. Blogophilia’s prompts come together as a continuation of that poem

 

 

Envision

Remember when we sang Imagine?

And we did believe

we would change the world.

A new world order did we conceive.

Imagine all the people:

no poverty, misery or war.

 

We did our part with

sit- ins, rallies and parades.

With our heads we wanted to  believe.

In the days before AIDS.

Imagine all the people

loving each other in peace.

 

Yes we did  envision perfection.

Our psyches reached out as one.

Imagine all the people

singing in tune together.

 

Imagine if we had succeeded

and weren’t over-run

by greed, corruption and scum,

if they had not needed a gun

Imagine all the people

Safe.

 

Yes, we envisioned perfection

through the eyes of the young.

Ideals– met with fear and trepidation

It’s too late.

The last song has been sung

 

Remember when we envisioned

we could come together and change  the world?

Even the tangerine trees and marmalade sky

wasn’t our limit.

 

We believed in our diamond studded skies

And  psychedelic dreams.

 

I guess we were just delusional

or high

it seems.

 

President Johnson envisioned the Great Society*

 

But that, too, disappeared

into a reality

filled with

brutality.

And a warm gun

*“The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning.”

 

Portion of speech  in 1964 by  Lyndon Johnson elected 1963

 

Another quote by LBJ – just cause I like it 😀 Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one

 

 

 

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Written for:

Blogophilia 20.4 Topic: The Sky Isn’t the Limit

 

 Bonus Points:

(Hard, 2pts): Quote a 20th Century U.S. President elected before 1980

 

(Easy, 1pt): include ‘psychedelic dreams’

 

 

 

 

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23 Responses to Envision for Blogophilia 20.4

  1. enjoyed this Sassy. I remember those days well, ah young idealism Great write my friend you nailed the feelings of that time

  2. Chuck says:

    Actually never been a fan of presidents from Texas, but I liked the dreams that drove LBJ even if his execution wasn’t the best

  3. Boy! I miss blogs with music videos!! Very nice!! 8 points, Earthling!! 😀

  4. Leta says:

    John Lennon… who could forget him. He was so ahead of his time. Imagine is one of my favorite songs. I loved the Beatles for their imagination and creativity in every song. I think they’re the only ones (to me) that every song they wrote was different from the song before. 😀

  5. bluerose says:

    “imagine it we had succeeded” – oh, if only we had
    love how you ended the poem! makes quite a statement

  6. Irene Melgoza says:

    That song ( Imagine ) always makes me get all teary-eyed when I hear it. Love this!!!

  7. sharonlee says:

    Amazing Blogo hon…. speaking my heart n soul here….. hugs
    Peace & Inspiration
    Sharonlee

  8. Liam says:

    good post

  9. sue says:

    thanks muchly

  10. This is fantastic, Sue!! I am such a huge Beatles fan, and a Lennon fan as well…..

    I was just a kid growing up during the 60’s so I don’t remember a lot of the details, but I surely remember the music. You captured the era of peace & love & no war!!!!

    HUGS

  11. joaniethewriter says:

    The 60’s were such a time to make statements. People were so passionate about their ideals!

    I love the Beatles and I especially love Imagine. Great job this week! I enjoyed the videos and the message throughout your blog!

  12. sue says:

    thanks Joanie – yes will never see those times again

  13. Wow, that was kind of a sad poem… I was really getting into the optimistic feel of it, then it twisted up and you showed the other side, the other, uglier face of it…

    Nice job 🙂

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