Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I remember when people respected the presidency

I remember

a Lionel train circling a real Christmas tree

back in 1953

We said the Pledge of Allegiance in school

and were taught “The Golden Rule.”

There was a crusade against Communism

and everyone felt a sense of optimism

We rocked around the clock

to Jailhouse Rock


We watched The Howdy Doody Show

and sipped cocktails that had a neon glow

We listened to “Rock n’ Roll

and Nat King Cole

Abstract Impressionism was at its peak

and we watched American Bandstand every week

It was the Golden Era of 3-D cinematography

and Gentlemen Preferred Blonds in 1953


Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby made the ladies swoon

while NASA shot for the moon

You probably won’t believe me

but there was a time when people respected the presidency

The end


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