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Author Name: Moderatorhnk903 8 Comments
Date Added: November 21, 2012 12:11:31 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Adventure Team Challenges/Shotgun Word Bank Poems/Week 4- Shotgun Word Bank Poems Add To Favorites | Text Only
Nothing owed, nothing expected
Election time is over
with no cures to announce
The state of our country
will not be magically healed
We must all awaken to the fact
that our future is not rosy
In the present day we cannot learn
until we remember the past
Despite the politician's energetic claims
they too owe their souls
They sing a symphony of harmony
with utopian visions
While every promise made
falls by the wayside
As they clumsily step and fetch
in a lame attempt to explain why
We all know the reasons why
they owe their souls
The big business corporations
must be kept happy
For it is big business
that got them there
Which brings us as a country
down to our knees
Lost in a sea of special intrests
and plain old greed
Oh for the day eo come
when a politician can declare
There are no special considerations
for powerful business lobbyists
Because if nothing is given
nothing can be expected
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on April 2, 2013 12:47:57 PM Report
We have got our selves in some messes in life.... seems some one always telling us our business!!!
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on December 15, 2012 03:53:34 PM Report
I don't understand why lobbyists are even legal...They pay money given to them by big business to our elected officials, for favors down the line. If thaT'S NOT BRIBERY, i DON'T KNOW WHAT IS...LEN
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on November 26, 2012 06:17:51 PM Report

Henry  a great word bank challenge about politics well done.

Maybe one day we the people will again become number one.

Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on November 22, 2012 07:01:48 AM Report
Henry, this is fantastic!  A wonderful and meaningful solution to the WBC.  The language is absolutely beautiful -- I love the last two lines especially.  All this -- and easy-to-read too!  Happy Thanksgiving!  --David
Comment By: FreeAdri on November 22, 2012 02:08:11 AM Report
Very very good write, very good use of topic, you made it very personal. 

Comment By: FreeKymberly Donn on November 21, 2012 05:38:10 PM Report
WOW!! I love this Henry!! What a wonderfully creative way to use those WBC words. Way to take up the challenge!


Comment By: FreeTomahawk on November 21, 2012 03:42:24 PM Report

Excellent summary of a truly sick society, it would seem that Washington has rung the death knell and is waiting for the end. Well done, Hank.



Comment By: PremiumHarry William Harborne on November 21, 2012 01:49:02 PM Report
And don't think it's just you, it's just the same in Britain and no doubt all over the world. Well said.  Bill


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