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Author Name: PremiumDr Fogg 5 Comments
Date Added: October 12, 2012 04:10:15 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Where Oh Where is Uncle Sam











Where oh where is Uncle Sam.



The Eagle, now a vulture, canít you see how others see you?

A trampler of culture donít you see the things you do?

You purport to stand for freedom youíre assuming might is right,

yet for others, donít concede them, if you say so, day is night.


The statue of liberty means so much to us all,

but now it seems a symbol of how the mighty fall.

The world is weeping tears for good old Uncle Sam,

you used to help the little guy the persecuted man.


You helped the huddled masses but now they hide from you,

they are just collateral damage in your corporate lasso.

We saw the towers falling, our hearts were filled with grief,

for justice we were calling for you we craved relief.


Yet you became a wounded tiger who lashed out in its wrath,

youíre leaders overthrew your principles and took a different path.

The very thing that meant so much, to you and all your friends, 

lies shattered and neglected as oppression now descends.


Oh wake up you real Americans who hold your values dear,

cast out the hawks that rule you, shout it loud and clear.

For if America, our champion, abandons what is right,

the terrorists have beaten us and freedom's lost the fight.


.  America your friends are grieving, you held a torch for what was just,

in you we did believe, is our faith to turn to dust?

Return oh return to things that made you great,

stand up for the little guy, stand up for freedoms sake.
Author's Notes:
This is a poem I wrote a few years ago, I post it here in response to Gene's poem. It may seem impudent for a Brit to be criticising America, but do not forget we have been your allies in this conflict and have ourselves lost many fine young soldiers.
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Comment By: FreeMike on October 13, 2012 02:53:46 PM Report
This is fantastic! Loved it.
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on October 12, 2012 02:05:12 PM Report

Pride will bring a man down

Just think what it does to a country.

Great poem.

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.

- Will Rogers

Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on October 12, 2012 12:32:56 PM Report
Will do.  Tomorrow.  --David
Comment By: FreeAdri on October 12, 2012 06:56:04 AM Report
Very well written, I really enjoyed reading this. 

Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on October 12, 2012 05:17:20 AM Report
Offend me?  Not in the least.  This is partly what I was saying in my poem.  Something I learned when I was in the military was that not only were we loved by the world, but we were also one of the most hated countries in the world also.  We are not respected anymore, nor have we given the world anything to look up to.  Our leaders are some of the worst liars around.  And when a whole country takes pride in the fact that they finally killed a man ..... well, that sure makes me proud of my country .... not!!  This country is going to hell in a hand basket and there's no one left to carry it back out of the heat
Your poem is going to my favorites.  Well written.  I hope it makes the international news.

Thank You my friend



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