Kissing the War Goodbye in Times Square
14 Aug 1945, Times Square, New York, New York, USA — A sailor kisses a nurse passionately in Manhattan’s Times Square as New York City celebrates the surrender of Japan on August 14, 1945. Kissing strangers was a common elated reaction to the news in Times Square. — Image by © CORBIS

Happy Christmas, War is over, Is all they could say

De-Mobed, De-Frocked, Order of the day..

Suits & lies, Hope caught in the circle of eyes

Around the corner was Teddy Boy ties

elvismasters2What the world needed now was a symbol of Hope!

No Hope, No Jesus, just pass me the rope

A boy from Tupelo was to deliver the hammer

In the summer of 55′ ‘thats alright mama’

littlerichard_pr-1110x7861A wop bop a loo bop, A wop bam boo

Seemed to make sense to me & to you

Did we know what it meant? It seemed that we should

Rave On! Great Balls Of Fire, Johnny Be Goode!


It all passed so fast, or did it really go slow?

What’s that box in the corner? Ready! Steady! Go!

In the blink of an eye, all gone too soon

Still telling us that someday we’ll walk on the moon!



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