Sunday, May 6, 2012

Bell Bottom Flashbacks



Clean the seeds,
roll it tight,
smoke the high.

Tiny pills,
leave eyes wide,
impossible sleep.

Mind swirls
in a purple
haze.

Phantoms
dance
in strobe lights

Waist length hair
catches the wind,
born to be wild.

Bell bottom flashbacks


©Susie Clevenger 2012


22 comments:

Claudia said...

now those were crazy days..eh..? had some of that smokes and tiny pills as well...purple haze and strobe lights..david bowie..ha...never had waist length hair though..love the pic..

ordinarylifelessordinary said...

A wonderfully heady collection of memories, nice.

ordinarylifelessordinary said...

A wonderfully heady collection of memories, nice.

Dave King said...

Yeah, I still pine for my bell bottoms. Oh, the nostalgia of this!

poemsofhateandhope.com said...

Yeah miss clevenger! You took me to a time I always wanted to experience! (although I have had a brush with the smoke- not so much the pills- I'd probably go bonkers)....this just filled my head with Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, all that good hearty American rock....and to put in that picture- just great....again, this just reinforces for me the importance of music in mile marking our lives.... Born to be wild- a feeling we ALL need to hang on too!

aprille said...

Call that Bellbottoms? :-)
Mine were three times that wide. Actually, there are signs of the silly hems coming back in. How many decades ago was this again?
I had to laugh and it reminded me of my red MGB.

Fireblossom said...

Oh yeah! Party at Susie's! I love that song, and "Black Coffee" and "I Don't Need No Doctor." I used to listen to GFR and AC/DC and Edgar Winter's White Trash. Heck yeah. Of course, I also listened to Mary Hopkin and Rita Coolidge and Bette Midler, so I was, and am, kind of all over the place.

The Poetic Homemaker said...

As I read this, I felt that I was going backwards in time.

Brian Miller said...

hehe i may know a bit of what you are saying...crazy stuff huh, those white pills wired the night so the rest could happen for sure...i used to ride that night as well..cool pic of you too susie!

Brian Miller said...

my hair only came mid chest though...smiles.

Enigmatic Soul said...

I loved this. Most of my favourite songs are from this gone era and I am always pretty much mystified by the ideas, the dresses, everything that belonged to this time. So much has changed since then, frankly, I wasn't even born back then. Haha.

Wonderful poem.

Heaven said...

Those were some wild days and crazy strobe lights ~

You look very lovely with that long hair ~ Thanks for sharing this ~

Mary said...

Love the picture! And bell bottoms, we thought we were so cool. You capture those days well.

Natasha Head said...

LOVED! A true flash back delivered thru words AND image! Love the photo! I can see electricity racing the wires and The Pusher Man...oh my...going back to a previous life now! Seriously enjoyed the write!

Tigerbrite said...

Wild child too. I had waist length hair as well.

Susie Swanson said...

Love it, Love it..I remember so well those days..the poem is awesome as usual..Susie

adan said...

born to be wild! i can see that ;-) great photo to go with the songs-flash-backs, enjoyed it ;-) thanks!

Laurie Kolp said...

Bell bottom flashbacks- love it. You brought back some memories. Great picture.

Other Mary said...

Looks like you got your groove on, girl! lol

Mystic_Mom said...

That 70's show! Your photo is so cool, and your poem is very good too! Love it!

The Unknowngnome said...

Good one Susie.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Those were the days.....and wow, what wonderful hair!!!!!