oh to have been a hippy

all hair

patchouli

poor hygiene

string haired girls

eyes wide

to the next horizon

& that chance to travel

Istanbul across the bosphorous

journeying to the east

finding everything anew

of thousands of years old

the riches

treasures

then open

derided

as old

not new

to the western view

now hidden from our eyes

destroyed

by wars created

religion

opium

oil

they went

they saw

& came back

powerless

to prevent

any of this from happening

oh to have been a hippy

visiting timurs tomb

on long old silk roads

trodden by thousands

feet

years

smelling just so

to return

to who cares

why bother

knowing

there was

is

a different

better world

over that horizon

Advertisements

One thought on “oh to have been a hippy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s