Ames — 1967

The country was turbulent on TV,

but not in Iowa

 

The ‘Times Were A Changing’ for most to see,

but not in Iowa

 

There was more to sound than snippets or bites,

back then in Iowa

 

Each voice was heard when spoken and free,

back then in Iowa

 

The kindling burned in most other states,

but not in Iowa

 

Ideals were being traded, their price was blood,

but not in Iowa

 

The generations still talked and listened together,

back then in Iowa

 

The world made more sense away from the madness

—back then in Iowa

 

(Dennison Iowa: June, 1980)

 

 

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