The Year I Was Born

The Year I Was Born short poem

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THE YEAR I WAS BORN
we were still fighting the
Vietnam war, Nixon was all
caught up in the drama
of Watergate then forced
to resign by summertime
handing his key to the
White House over to vice
president Ford, 38th
president of the United
States…
THE YEAR I WAS BORN
the chart topping songs
were Band On The Run,
Cat’s In The Cradle and
You’re Sixteen…
A Love story and The
Godfather Pt. 2 were the
two biggest movies on
the silver screen…
THE YEAR I WAS BORN
a gallon of gas was only 50
something cents and it was
only $25 to $35 dollars for
a month’s rent…
THE YEAR I WAS BORN
love was in the air despite the
war still going on in Vietnam,
we just started putting smiley
faces on everything, everywhere
in 1974 we had joy, we had fun, we
had season in the sun…
THE YEAR I WAS BORN…
THE YEAR I WAS BORN!

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Bo Lanier is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and has become an established poet with five books to his credit that were published in Canada. He received several achievement awards in creative writing through poetry.com and has recently published two eBooks and one paperback book through Lulu.com. After a nine year hiatus, Bo returned to publishing his poems with a new outlook and fresh ideas. His other talents include singing and songwriting.
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