Like, TOTALLY!

First real day on the new job under my belt, and I’m chillin’ watching this great series on NatGeo:  “The 80’s: The Decade That Made Us.”  So Hooligans, it’s time for...

POETRY SLAM!

We grew up in the 80’s

Hair was big and life was large.

We listened to the Bangles and that freakin’ El DeBarge.

All of us just waiting for an end in fire and flame

We waited for the Commies, and the Commies never came.

Our fathers taught survival, our mothers taught us, too

All the skills they knew we’d need when that ol’ Red Button blew.

But the sirens never sounded and we grew up less than tame

We waited for the Commies, and the Commies never came.

Now we sit here all grown up now,

In our forties (either side)

We realize we’re still breathing long past when we thought we’d die.

Our skills are all but useless and we’re somewhat less than sane

We waited for the Commies, and the Commies never came.

So we crack up in our thousands

Turn to drink and drug and vice.

Our heads still filled with “WOLVERINES!” and that damn Vanilla Ice

Our parents think it’s their fault, but there’s no one left to blame

We waited for the Commies, and the Commies never came.

Now life’s all about the ‘Pocalypse and how we’re gonna die

We listen to the theories and we never bat an eye.

The enemies are different and the world is not the same

We waited for the Commies, and the Commies never came.

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6 responses to “Like, TOTALLY!

  1. “We realize we’re still breathing long past when we thought we’d die.”
    I remember thinking that 30 seemed old, and my best friend was convinced that she wanted to die at 35 because “it’s all going to suck after that.” Crazy what we thought when we were young, huh?

  2. I grew up in the 90’s. In a very rural town. But it was the headquarters of one of largest commercial seed companies in the US, so we were still fairly high up on the likely-to-be-bombed list. I definitely remember duck-and-cover drills in kindergarten and first grade.

    • We were right by several major chemical plants in Wes’BYGAWD Virginny, which is why my Dear Sweet Grandpa (DSM’s daddy) settled there in the first place. So we’d die in the first strike and not have to be mutants. Yeah, there’s a reason I’m like this!

  3. I love the 80s…but I don’t miss the shoulder pads…

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