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Peace o'er the Land

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JerryPat2
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To superficial thinkers we are not at war,
Daily life not altered a lot,
Some shop chic boutiques for naught,
For plebeians Wal Mart is the store.

A vague calm is o'er the home front,
Nightly television images assault our eyes,
Fallujah overrun again, Marines die,
Can see, hear, cursing of the grunts.

America yawns and file their nails,
Goes to the lounge,
See what can be found,
Brings home a blind lover, ooh, he knows Braille.

Talk of war, talk of peace,
Who is right,
Who is wrong, go fly a kite,
We really care not, watching the press release.

Except those of loved ones,
Crying for their dead,
A brother, a father, whose blood has bled,
From bullets from a gun.

Votes counted, new man won,
Hate speech liken him to a vile despot,
Accuses him of dastardly, dreadful plots,
Think from Lucifer he was spawned.

Evil came to us unnatural and vile,
Turmoil, hate and revenge we had a need,
To go after this nefarious breed,
Find them, kill them, do it with style.

Ah, but now we have become carefree,
Our main concern has become a blur,
We forget how angry we were,
We drink our beer, or nibble our brie.

The anger we can't find,
Except directed at our new Commander-in-Chief,
We are as passive as a fallen leaf,
We walk around like the blind.

Dissenters of our policy about there and back,
Shrill voices we hear,
Condemning the fight of our volunteers,
Not realizing, if we don't fight, freedom will lack.

My lone voice says the fight is right,
Over there, please, not here for a second blow,
Root out evil where 'ere it is and make 'em go,
To their vestal virgins, not here for a new 9-11 bite.

ŠNovember 15, 2016 / Jerry Pat Bolton


~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
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2islander2
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since 03-12-2008
Posts 5994
by the sea


1 posted 01-14-2017 10:35 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

thanks Jerry, the words are precious when they fight for freedom, yours have a weight above any politics "turmoil" ? this is a deep poem to share and read
yann
JerryPat2
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2 posted 01-14-2017 10:40 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yes yann, "turmoil," is exactly the correct word to use about what is happening to America these days. Thank you for being here today and for your cool comments.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Ari Squire
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In The Phallus Lane


3 posted 01-15-2017 03:59 AM       View Profile for Ari Squire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ari Squire

This would make one hell of an editorial Jerry. Great reading altogether and as for this:
quote:
"The anger we can't find, Except directed at our new Commander-in-Chief"
It's an interesting statement. Usually, it takes about a half an hour to break leather on a new president, you know, find out what makes him tick and than curse 'em! With Trump, everybody's shooting at him while he's still "elect". Maybe we'll all like him in a half-hour or so.

(I was smiling when I said that my friend!)  

Loving Linny Jean is poetry.

JerryPat2
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4 posted 01-15-2017 09:11 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I'm a Trump man all the way.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
Posts 33431
Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


5 posted 01-19-2017 03:49 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

nice to read...james
Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 542
In The Mirror


6 posted 01-20-2017 03:22 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

The times are still a-changin', as they always will. Let's hope some good will come out of this new cycle of leadership.

...just bein' Bluesy

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