It was Fifty Years Ago Today

It was Fifty Years Ago Today

 

It was fifty years ago today

Revolution took to the streets.

In Grosvenor Square and Paris

Students sang to different beats.

 

In Prague too they were coming alive

Digging the jive as establishments swayed,

Responding with an iron fist

As those rebellious songs played.

 

They used tanks against the Czechs

And armed guards in Ohio

Tear gas in London

And swung clubs in Chicago

 

Give Peace a Chance

For the Street Fighting Man

As the Unknown Soldier

Asked what was the plan in Vietnam.

 

Fifty years on from that protest and change

Now the psychedelic colours are muted.

What is the legacy of the great revolution?

In simple terms that can’t be refuted?

 

Environmental movements and Women’s Lib?

Or just fashion, music and wind?

The establishment’s firmly back in control

And revolution’s been binned.

 

Opher 2.1.2018

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