Life Back Then

It was all about God in those days, working those hours

children in the minivan, McDonald’s

we were so young then,

oak trees could still reach up, able to breathe

California was not on fire yet,

and the Earth

had not yet rebelled against humanityโ€™s insanity.

We left our guns at home

rarely concerned about a break-in

and this was all before Fox news was ever invented

and before trans people had to run for their lives,

France they say is still safe,

and we remember, Josephine Baker.

Poetry and Image ยฉ Copyright, 2022 rivers renewed


26 thoughts on “Life Back Then

  1. Very inspiring poem ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป so unique and true lines to read ๐Ÿ‘ Once upon a time
    There was so lovely nature , very peaceful and happy life people lived , actually it is
    So awesome memories we feeling โ€œLife Back Then โ€œ ๐Ÿ‘โœ๏ธ๐ŸŒท
    Thank you so much for coming back WordPress dear friend and lovely wishes ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐ŸŒท

  2. Welcome back, Nico .
    I like your poem filled of nostalgia .
    I am glad you refer to France and Josรฉphine Baker . She is now in the Panthรฉon in Paris.
    In friendship

    1. Thank you Michel! I’m actually still retired, and just visiting today. Yes, some Americans have gone to France when they needed to feel safer. Peace and wonderful blessings to you and your family my friend.

    1. Thank you Cindy for your encouraging comments! I’m still retired though, just popping in for a visit. I do a lot more reading now! Peace and wonderful blessings to you.

    1. Thank you Jeff so much! Thank you too for being such a source of encouragement even though I’m not here very much. I’ll be around more on the weekends. Peace and wonderful blessings to you my friend.

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