"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Crimson and Clover
What the hell did that mean?
(da-da, da-da, da-da)….

We played—replayed it—
Called it our song….

Teen hormones on an acid trip…
body screaming yes…mind Sunday school
wrapped in small town guilt…

We rebelled through a song
that raised goose bumps
on our flesh under
a holy water shower.

“My my, such a sweet thing (da-da, da-da, da-da)
I want to do everything (da-da, da-da, da-da)”

In 1969 love was as much
about escape as it was
about betting on forever.

©Susie Clevenger 2014

Susie Clevenger's Slidely by Slidely Slideshow

Real Toads All Mixed Up!


Herotomost said...

That is a great pic!!!! Ha! That last line bears out a hell of a truth. I love that song, the Tommy James version and the more recent Dolly Parton version are both really good. I think you hit love on the proverbial head here, it has been really interesting to see what people did with this one. Thanks

ayala said...

In 1969 love was as much
about escape as it was
about betting on forever....I love this. Good to bet on forever....

Steve Green said...

Great poem, great song, great pictures and such great memories..

Thanks for stoking my own memories of those crazy times ;)

Kenia Cris said...

If it was about betting on forever, oh, I wish I had lived then.

This is beautiful. <3

grapeling said...

very cool slideshow, Susie, and yeah, that close. whodathunk... ~

Sam Edge Author said...

I agree great poem great song and great picture!!

Ella said...

Wonderful Susie! I am enchanted with your words and your photos~
What great memories...I love
"betting on forever"


Mama Zen said...

Oh, I love this. Perfect, Susie.

M.Z said...

Teen hormones on an acid trip, damn, i REALLY enjoyed reading this!

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