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After The Rapture

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RSWells
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0 posted 11-22-2002 10:49 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSWells


When those choice christians soar through the rafters
and leave all those cookies and toys,
I imagine there'll yet be some laughter
for jews, moslems, buddhi and goy,
and the police (still in force I've no doubt)
will be livid with no one to blame
for the litter of bodies about
caused by driverless cars (and few planes)

It will shorten the wait for a table,
a few less need stand on the bus
(whose drivers more Cain than are Abel)
with more grub for the gluttonous.
All Victoria's Secrets delivered
(going postal you know they'll be here),
the cement shod will crowd the East River,
fair elections will disappear.

Banker's hours will go on unnoticed,
the T.V. will blare what you need,
wrathful tempers will often emote us
with no end to hate, envy and greed,
and we'll all lay around all day Sunday
(which is strange 'cause the pulpits are full)
with our flesh stretching out unchanged undies,
exercise just the old push-pull

At the outset it was my intention
to write of the rapture's heave-ho,
in the end I feel I should mention
It all happened a long time ago.
© Copyright 2002 Richard S. Wells jr. - All Rights Reserved
1slick_lady
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1 posted 11-22-2002 10:53 PM       View Profile for 1slick_lady   Email 1slick_lady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit 1slick_lady's Home Page   View IP for 1slick_lady

richard...i am your # 1 fan and the writting gets better and better with each drop of blood...helen
ThisDiamond
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2 posted 11-22-2002 11:04 PM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

I always find the unexpected...and am always pleased with what I find.
ThisDiamond
MARK V SHELDON
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In a corporeal internship...


3 posted 11-22-2002 11:19 PM       View Profile for MARK V SHELDON   Email MARK V SHELDON   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit MARK V SHELDON's Home Page   View IP for MARK V SHELDON

Richard, I can always count on intelligent cynicism told through a wise smirk of reality to which I often relate.

-MVS

"AS ABOVE SO BELOW"

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4 posted 11-22-2002 11:21 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Long ago has a sick way of coming back for seconds. Intense and biting, stinging with truth as usual.
bbent
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5 posted 11-23-2002 03:44 AM       View Profile for bbent   Email bbent   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bbent's Home Page   View IP for bbent

Not sure if it's my cynicism or odd sence of humor but found this to be a most amusing poem.Great write I really enjoyed.

Live like it's your last day...
Dance like nobody's watching...
Love like you've never been hurt...

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6 posted 11-23-2002 05:38 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I think I've mentioned over the course of over two years how you have always made me laugh with your wit and wisdom , well you should hear me right about now Richard.  I printed this out, it is a real keeper and that is the truth.  

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (11-23-2002 12:30 PM).]

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7 posted 11-23-2002 10:59 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

(chuckling)... I do so enjoy your writing....

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smiling here.....

love your poetry!


Warm Regards, Pat

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

Gentle Spirit
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9 posted 11-23-2002 11:11 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Richard you always make a smile.  I love your poetry.  
Enchantress
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Somewhere in time~


10 posted 11-23-2002 02:10 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Well, ain't this the truth!?
Enjoyed this...very much.
Thanks for the chuckles.
~Hugs~

~Love, like magic, depends on believing~

Sandpiper
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11 posted 11-23-2002 07:12 PM       View Profile for Sandpiper   Email Sandpiper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sandpiper

okay, so help me here, exactly when do the meek inherit this place??? This was delightfully wicked and frightfully honest!

[This message has been edited by Sandpiper (11-23-2002 07:16 PM).]

RSWells
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12 posted 10-28-2004 04:10 PM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSWells

"George W. Bush: Faith in the White House," a DVD that is being specifically marketed in "head to head" partisan opposition to "Fahrenheit 9/11."
More than any other campaign artifact, it clarifies the hard-knuckles rationale of the president's vote-for-me-or-face-Armageddon re-election message. It transforms the president that the Democrats deride as a "fortunate son" of privilege into a prodigal son with the "moral clarity of an old-fashioned biblical prophet." Its Bush is not merely a sincere man of faith but God's essential and irreplaceable warrior on Earth. The stations of his cross are burnished into cinematic fable: the misspent youth, the hard drinking (a thirst that came from "a throat full of Texas dust"), the fateful 40th-birthday hangover in Colorado Springs, the walk on the beach with Billy Graham. A towheaded child actor bathed in the golden light of an off-camera halo re-enacts the young George… An older Bush impersonator is seen rebuffing a sexual come-on from a fellow Bush-Quayle campaign worker hovering by a Xerox machine in 1988; it's an effort to imbue our born-again savior with retroactive chastity. As for the actual president, he is shown with a flag for a backdrop in a split-screen tableau with Jesus. The message isn't subtle: they were separated at birth” http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/100404L.shtml

Now in the campaign of 2004 we have an even more dramatic example revealing the utter contempt and disdain in which powerful Washington leaders privately hold those voters these same leaders publicly praise as "people of faith.” But this time, the offending individuals and institution are the not liberal press or the elite media. No they are President George W. Bush, his closest political advisor Karl Rove and the Republican National Committee, which the Bush White House totally controls.

Bush's own RNC did a mass-mailing to churchgoing voters in Arkansas and West Virginia warning that if churchgoers did not vote Republican in November, the godless "liberals" (read: Democrats) would ban the Bible from American life.

Forget that this smear is as vicious as it is dishonest, and that no U.S. politician has even mentioned the idea of banning the Bible. What ought to anger fair-minded Americans everywhere is that the Bush-Rove team must be convinced that the churchgoing folks of West Virginia and Arkansas are so gullible and so ill-informed that this baseless charge could scare them into voting Republican for Bush-Cheney in order to keep their Bibles.

Tell me, please, just how bigoted and ignorant do George Bush and Karl Rove think that churchgoing voters of Arkansas and West Virginia really are? http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/10/04/faith/


 
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