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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Happy Birthday America!
What a year it has been!
One of the craziest
Iíve ever seen.
Iím worried about you
Lady Liberty.
I feel like someone
is trying to pull a fast one
with a lot of wacky talk.
But putting frosting
on a cow patty
donít make it a cupcake.
Dear Lord,
how dumb do they think we are?
America Iím sick
of the way they treat you.
The big wheels think
they are everything
when it is the little cogs
that make them turn.
They send our brave sons
off to change the world,
but they only wind up
damaged or dead
as the wars wind on.
They wonít let us
care for the sick
or feed the poor.
The rich need more money
so we can have more,
so they tell us.
The only thing
that trickles down is brown,
not green it would seem.
Sounds like ďcupcakeĒ
economics to me.
America itís not your fault.
You have been used and abused
by those hungry for greed and power.
They have trampled your heart
for personal gain
and thumbed their nose
at your constitution.
They donít listen to your people,
then act like we donít know
weíve been ignored.
So I hope this year
will be better America.
And that the high muckity mucks
will show the respect
a lady like you is due.
Always remember
no matter how bad they treat you,
we, the people, will always
love you.


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BluesSerenade
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1 posted 07-03-2017 10:20 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

You go girl!!  Thank you for your voice!
2islander2
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2 posted 07-04-2017 09:08 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

very rich words, America need people like you, seen from that otherside of Atlantic ocean, thanks Lori


yann
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3 posted 07-04-2017 03:28 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

You pretty much summed things up here, Lori.

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

Poet In Pink
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4 posted 07-05-2017 08:20 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Lori Belle you have summed it up quite nicely my friend Enjoyed bunches ~ Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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5 posted 07-06-2017 05:28 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Thanks Blues! It felt good to say my piece on the matter! hope you had a great one. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 07-06-2017 05:34 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Oh Yann, I hate to think how we look to other countries now . Hopefully they know American people for the most part are good people. The majority of Americans did not vote for him. There was no massive voter fraud. Frankly I think he is the massive fraud. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Jerry, the world as we know it has changed or hell has finally frozen over! You and I are on the same page politically! Well cover me up and elevate my feet, I'm going into shock! LOL! I'm glad we came together on this one. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 07-06-2017 05:44 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Pinkypat,
Maybe instead of the line about the cupcake, I should have said you can't put a suit and tie on a Cheeto and call it a President. lol!
~L
 
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