Sunday, February 6, 2011

Time Makes the Past Elusive

It is of no importance to youth,
World War ll, JFK or the Marx Brothers.
All the markers in my life,
Were in time, replaced by others.

Vietnam, draft cards, burning bras,
The events that shaped my views,
Mean little to the young now days,
Compared to Lindsey Lohan in the news.

Now the modern youth today,
Tattoo themselves for hip new charms…
Unaware my generation had parents,
Brandishing tattoos on their arms.

1 comment:

  1. Had I come home with a tattoo, my Dad would have knocked my head off. He noticed nail polish on my nails, and ordered me to go wash it off right now. Times are a changin.