1969, poem by Kerfe Roig (ME, AT 17 Poetry and Prose Series)
My thoughts about my 17th year…
(yes, I’m still humming the songs from “Hair”)
by Kerfe Roig
My only thought what
I was not. Uninvited.
The Age of Aquarius
New day is coming
These new voices gave
more choices: one of many
What am I to do?
Time to sit down and wonder
Better get ready
With guitar and Hair
going where an opening
mind left fear behind.
SONGS FROM 1969 BILLBOARD TOP 100 REFERENCED IN THE POEM:
“Crimson and Clover,” “Aquarius,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Going in Circles,” and “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby.”
IMAGE: Psychedelic self-portrait by Kerfe Roig.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: At 17, I was lost, a bundle of insecurities. The music of that tumultuous year, 1969, helped me to find a place to belong both with my peers and in the world, while at the same time opening my thinking to new possibilities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kerfe Roig enjoys transforming words and images…
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