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That year Hope had (made) her reservations:
Reagan had just clutched office,
Orwell's '84 within sight,
Big Brother became bigger.

Oil was almost cheap;
They could load the eager houseboat,
Weekend on a semi-gemstone lake blaring
Van Halen, Queen, Zeplin . . .

Cell phones were for the spoiled haves,
Computers still infants, Internet (mostly) for a cunning military.
Yet they could leisure chat and use blonde post-it notes
Before the late First Amendment was enhanced (to better guard them)

Summer Olympics in malevolent Moscow
Would see no U.S. athletes—Full coverage
On the (new) twenty-four hour talking head Cable News Network would tell all:
The U.S. held (in custody) her own "Olympics" for disillusioned athletes.

This is when Hope began to pack
Though Small Pox was executed (by the New World Health Organization)
Insulin now genetically engineered;
The U.S. refused grain to the sinister Soviet Union (something about Afghanistan)

Hope took flight by December, expatriated/exhausted.
John Lennon dead on the eighth.

A month later they said their commencement address
For the end of their teenage years
I have no idea what to make of this. this idea has been in my head for awhile and I have been working on it. . .
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:iconscatteredwords:
Awww... I was born in 1980. :D
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:iconpoetshand:
That means you're still good!
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:iconemmasloane:
This is great, LJ!
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:iconpoetshand:
Thank you, Emma. Are you back? How are you doing?
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:iconemmasloane:
Back and hoping to stay put for a while. I am so far behind in reading poems, but it seems you've been busy! Cheers! :huggle:
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:iconpoetshand:
I've been real busy and I haven't had time to read any deviations, but they are still in my inbox!

Glad you're back!
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FuzzyHoser Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely done, my friend.
It's hard to put end markers on such things as generations...there's always a spill-over. But you've done it in a very effective and entertaining way! :clap:
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:iconpoetshand:
Thank you, Fuzzy! This place is so much better with you here.
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FuzzyHoser Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :heart:
...and gosh, you're too sweet. :aww:
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