Back in the day! A Very Short, Real Story.
When I returned to the States, the strucure of the company was set up and verses copyrighted. I eventually sought out and then depended on a graphic artist who never delivered. Needless to say, I did not publish one card. I still have the verses. Interestingly, time has not necessarily eroded the impact of what I perceived to be the truth. I had two or three card groupings/sections and I am sharing a card verse from the division called "Public Secrets."
Remember when the Afro was a political statement
and long hair a cultural symbol
Remember the excitement of your first rock concert
and how you enjoyed the Sunday hangout at the beach
Remember when we dressed our ideologies in jeans,
army jackets, shades, and football shirts
Remember when smoking reefer and drinking wine was a
And we said, "What's happenin'" to folks we did not know
and called them brother and sister.
Often, I remember these things and then I cry
Because I can't figure out what went wrong.
(c) 2013 William E. Berry, Jr.