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The land of the not so free.

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Slashed soul
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since 03-29-2000
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England


0 posted 05-24-2000 11:59 AM       View Profile for Slashed soul   Email Slashed soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Slashed soul

Star spangled banners,
hot dogs and rye,
I'll tell you my story, it makes me cry!

Now holiday I went, the US the place,
a few weeks past, and the US was ace.
Big cars cheap fuel, and the land of the free,
unless your a person like me.

Pizzas and tacos I thought I died,
but no, this is lifestyle, stateside.
Service was good, and money went far,
spent all night in the hotel bar,
Made some friends, and a vista they drew,
life here Rich will be fantastic for you.

Passionate about living in this land,
until the INS dealt me a hand,
Permit for work, permit for me,
Not what I expected from the land of the free.

Now dream I do, and dreams I make,
I'll get my permits for heavens sake.

-Rich-


(English? -pah! I was once proud of my country)

© Copyright 2000 RJEHKing - All Rights Reserved
doreen peri
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since 05-25-99
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Virginia


1 posted 05-24-2000 12:45 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

hey, welcome to passions and to america the land of the not-much-is-free-but-you-and-me... hehe

anyway, hope you like both places... once you get the settled, it ain't so bad... better than all the alternatives, imho, but then again, i haven't traveled much

enjoyed your poem
brian madden
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since 05-06-2000
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ireland


2 posted 05-24-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I was in America once myself, I know it can be hassle when you move somewhere getting work permits and things like that. I have a friend who went through something simpler in Australia.

enjoyed the poem

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Douglas Adams.

"Here chewing your tail is joy"

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"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

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netswan
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since 03-28-2000
Posts 1395
Washington


3 posted 05-24-2000 09:48 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Hi Rich -
In the last 25 years, all I can say, is
each day we lose another freedom, another
right - and another law is made. The only
thing I do know is that freedom is never
really freedom IT is a responsibility.

---welcome to America, Rich! I imagine
after England you are lovin' the wide open
spaces and the girls are swooning over your
accent!

Great Poem ----thanks for writing it. It needed to be written.
~netswan
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