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"Childhood's End"---A Lyric/Poem About The Effects Of JFK's Assassination
Mar 12th, 2013 at 2:49pm
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          CHILDHOOD'S END


The pain flashed like a headline
Thrown upon the magic screen
A thousand days, a single flame
One instant in between

A camera's prayer of silence
Frozen church to grassy knoll
One single act of violence
Robbed a country of its soul

  We tuned in as the colors dropped
  The day when all the laughter stopped

     They change the guard
     The decades bend
     A dream dies hard at childhood's end
     The children weep
     Old men pretend
     The tide runs deep at childhood's end

The future made its promise
But our youth was double-crossed
A war of fear, a failed Frontier
One dream forever lost

A destiny abandoned
And an  innocence betrayed
A piece of every one of us
Died in that motorcade

  A thousand days, ten thousand nights
  We all were in the killer's sights

     They change the guard
     The decades bend
     A dream dies hard at childhood's end
     The children weep
     Old men pretend
     The tide runs deep at childhood's end

We search to find a symbol
That the ages can't dilute
A lifeless oath, a ruined dress
One tiny son's salute

Forgetful minds remember
Though the pictures peel and crack
The day our childhood went away
And never quite came back

  A nation's fate in one blind shot
  It closed the gates of Camelot

     They change the guard
     The decades bend
     A dream dies hard at childhood's end
     Our children weep
     Old men pretend
     The tide runs deep at childhood's end

                                          c  2013  Rick Ryan



                                                               


  
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Re: "Childhood's End"---A Lyric/Poem About The Effects Of JFK's Assassination
Reply #1 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 2:56pm
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That's nice. Evocative. Is it yours originally?
  

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Re: "Childhood's End"---A Lyric/Poem About The Effects Of JFK's Assassination
Reply #2 - Mar 12th, 2013 at 3:04pm
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Darwinist wrote on Mar 12th, 2013 at 2:56pm:
That's nice. Evocative. Is it yours originally?

There's a site. The music and singing are done in a professional manner, the singer has a nice voice. I hope it'll be a success.
  
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