Happy Together

Bella Shepard


Last night, through the magic of music

I traveled back in time

To the 1960”s, to my high school days

Dating, dances, the sweet exhilaration of youth

Last night I attended the “Happy Together” concert

That has been touring for years

Bringing back wonderful memories for millions

Last night is was artists of the 60’s

And I was truly in heaven again

Music was such a big part of my adolescence

And there they were

Live, on stage, singing, dancing,

Playing with such exuberance

The Cowsills

The Vogues

The Buckinghams

The Association

The Turtles

Gary Puckett & the Union Gap

I was in the front row, 8 speakers blaring in my face

Clapping, singing, ‘til I was hoarse, dancing in the seat

Song lyrics in my head that I’d never forgotten

And just like me, the arena was filled with boomers

We had all grown old together

But the music was as young and fresh as the day it was born

And those who created it

May be in their 70’s now, gray hair, glasses, wrinkles

But the voices are strong and the energy infectious

Each group may be a member or two light

A reminder that nothing goes on forever

But those who remain will never be diminished

For almost 3 hours the world, with all its troubles

Did not exist, and I was that teenager

With all of life’s possibilities before me

Then the finale, the cheering, whistles, bows

And it was all over, time to go home

But the feeling stayed with me

Like the mist of a dream that lingers upon waking

It’s true, Old Rockers never die

They just keep touring

They’re there to remind us of who we were

And still are inside

Thank God!


  • Author: Bella Shepard (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 21st, 2022 14:52
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • dean langmuir

    Bella may you always be a teen at heart,awesome write and can relate,you take care,poem on

    • Bella Shepard

      Thank you my friend, we'll all keep rock'n on. You take care to.

    • Greg57

      Your words are so true. I loved sitting next to you at the concert and for the last 52+ years. Love you, Sweetheart.

      • Bella Shepard

        I had my best friend and the love of my life sharing this experience with me, it couldn't have been better. Love you to Sweetheart!

      • orchidee

        Good write Bella.

        • Bella Shepard

          Thank you my friend for reading!

        • sorenbarrett

          Dear Bella music has always been a passion for me. I too grew up in that era, but I found with age, that my musical interests have spread to all types. Like poetry music can move the soul and keep us young.

          • Bella Shepard

            Thank you dear friend for reading and your kind comments. A love of music is a wonderful thing to share. Keep a song in your heart and a smile on your face.

          • Paul Bell

            I suppose you just have to look at the Stones, who still sell out stadiums. You feeling young again and raring to rock.

            • Bella Shepard

              Rock on my friend. If they keep this up we'll never die. Thank you for reading and commenting.

            • Neville

              You just brought music to my ears .. I can totally relate to every word .. indeed it wasn't that long ago I spent the entire weekend from Friday evening through till Sunday afternoon at the local Butlins Holiday Camp watching back on back so many of my musical hero's playing live .. Still going strong from as far back as the 60's .. Yeah' you really got me going Bella .. Bless ya .................... Neville 🙂

              • Bella Shepard

                Thank you my dear friend for those wonderful words. I've been singing the oldies in my car ever since the concert. We go back Oct. 1 to see a Beatles tribute band. I saw the real thing live in '67 at our baseball stadium, only this time it won't really be the Beatles, and I probably won't be screaming. Rock on!

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