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Marge Tindal
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0 posted 11-10-1999 08:15 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Nifty Fifties ...
~Marge Tindal~ 1999

Love Me Tender
and Johnny Be Good.
Songs from the days
of my teenhood.

I hear them and I rock.
I hear them and I roll.
They are the very music
that rocks my soul.

The jitterbug, the stroll,
the bop to the beat.
The very best music's
got me tapping my feet.

Grab your partner,
get out on the floor.
Rock n' Roll music
is alive once more.

Platters spinning
in my head.
It is true
Rock and Roll is not dead.

Hibernating,
waiting...
a return to the beat ...
dancing, dancing ...
rhythm in my feet.

'I Found My Thrill
On Blueberry Hill' ...
in the backseat of a Chevrolet.
The music blaring on the radio ...
taking our cares away.

'Great Balls Of Fire',
We could 'Rock Around The Clock.'
Fight 'The Battle Of New Orleans.'
Or do 'The Jailhouse Rock.'

We were 'Juvenile Delinquents',
what can we say....
We 'Wore An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie
Yellow Polka Dot Bikini'
while 'Dancing The Night Away.'

I'd return in a heartbeat
to the days of old.
Through the music
our stories were told.

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© Copyright 1999 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Watcher666
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1 posted 11-10-1999 08:25 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Liked this much!!I remember those so well!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
Toerag
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2 posted 11-10-1999 08:57 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

oooow, eee, oooo-ah-ah,
ting, tang, walla-walla
Bing-bang....
I remember the same.

Chantilly Lace,
Charlie Brown,
Poison Ivy,
Kathy's Clown.

Then along came Jones,
and Ricky Nelson too,
There was also a Teen Angel,
and dinga dong ding Blue Moon.

Patches lived down by the river,
That flowed by the old coal yard,
In old wooden houses, with shutters torn down,
In old Shanty Town.....

Purple People eaters,
Splish-splashin in the tub,
Let me in "Wee-Oooh"
Potion number nine for love...

A duck tail kinda haircut,
Cuban healed boots,
Skin tight blue jeans-switch blade knives,
and a soda fountain too.

Sometimes our gang had rumbles,
With chains and clubs and fists
When the Lion slept in the mighty jungle,
We'd cruise along the strip.

I miss those care-less, care-free days,
And black and white TV,
Still had my parents and all my friends,
All that's left are memories......


Marge, This was grand....made me remember times past.....


[This message has been edited by Toerag (edited 11-10-1999).]
Sunshine
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3 posted 11-10-1999 09:01 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

This likes me much - I did a tribute some Forums back to Neil Diamond - you would probably like it...

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Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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4 posted 11-10-1999 09:35 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Marge & Toerag: Thanks for those strolls down memory lane... enjoyed both poems very much!
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 11-10-1999 12:26 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

ah, they don't make music like they used to

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6 posted 11-10-1999 02:29 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Toe, she meant THE fifties, not YOUR fifties!
Toerag
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7 posted 11-10-1999 02:41 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Balladeer.....How would you know?...You're a Lawrence Welk fan...right?
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8 posted 11-10-1999 02:45 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Bal and Toe are fighting again,
While Toerag sits with a subtle grin,
All songs of past they sing its true,
And date themselves and me too.

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
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9 posted 11-10-1999 03:29 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I was there too
in those good old days
twisting twisting
the night away

Love me tender
was the only way
I wanted all my
days to stay

Let me go lover
Sincerely, hard to get
this unchained melody
plays within me yet

Love is a many splendered thing
and I'll still bet
that what ever lola wants
lola gets.

Thanks Marge for
the moments to remember.

Marge Tindal
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10 posted 11-10-1999 07:13 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

You've all just 'Put Another Nickle In ... In The Nicklelodean'
Watcher, Toe, Sunshine, Suthern, Hoot, Balladeer, RSEvans and Marti .... seems like the music plays for all of us.
Anybody for a sock hop?




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11 posted 11-10-1999 09:32 PM       View Profile for Aurora's Fire   Email Aurora's Fire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aurora's Fire

*L* it's so funny to read this poem, because my financÚ's father is in his fifties and just last week he was listening to his records and singing and dancing, if only you could have seen him you would know why I am still laughing...hehehehe Great one!
Julie
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12 posted 11-10-1999 09:47 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

A fun piece to read! It really bopped.
Pepper
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Thanks for the blast from the past Marge......It was really hep!!

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14 posted 11-10-1999 11:24 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

If only I was old enough to remember these songs... (think they bought it?)
great poem... enjoyed....
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15 posted 11-10-1999 11:29 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great, no, make that fabulous poem, Marge!

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Denise

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16 posted 11-11-1999 07:25 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

The music from this era,
Balladeer can't appreciate,
"That rock and roll is evil,
It makes one horny and irate."

His music tastes are different,
His dance steps are not the same,
He still does the Fox Trot,
And the Charleston was his "game."



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17 posted 11-11-1999 07:42 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL... (nodding) You're right, Toe... that music that brings back smiles to many of us (and puzzled looks from the young whipper-snappers *G*) probably does bring a groan from the old geezers. *G* (Not that I'd ever call 'Deer an ole geezer. LOL. Not to his face. *G*)
Marge Tindal
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18 posted 11-11-1999 08:01 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

The dance floor is filling up ... come on and join in.
Thanks Aurora's Fire, Julie, Pepper, Mike, Toe and Suthern ... and Balladeer just happens to be next on my dance card. *smile*

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19 posted 11-12-1999 07:29 PM       View Profile for Bugs Bunny   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bugs Bunny

Oh Maahge, don't fawget da Bunny Hop! Dat's da best!

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Marge Tindal
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20 posted 11-12-1999 08:16 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Bugs, I would't forget the bunny hop for anything. We could all join in. And you could lead the pack.

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