Tag Archives: Government

My Country

How have things fallen so far apart the house of cards built on promises of soul`less men who are skillful at raising funds but inept leaders serving patrons not people lords who sell power to high bidders turning blind eyes … Continue reading

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On the Economy

Can you hear it? That sound of money like the stainless`steel balls spit from pachinko machines lined up in banks on walls our world the casino in a new economy       pa`ching       pa`ching     … Continue reading

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We Grieve

We grieve for things lost for things slipping thru our grasp un`named The trust we once held in others’ kindness seen now with suspicion The truth we once knew the innocent beliefs child`like faith in justice The honor in the … Continue reading

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A Morality`Tail

The Mice in the Kitchen concocted a plot for how to get the Cheese First thing they had to do was trick the Cat who guarded the Asiago How’s this the mice said What say we steal his Tuna`Fish as … Continue reading

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An Epiphany

White`owls upon the Hill sit wondering winter away in quand’ry asking Whoo has any notion what’s going on up there in the White`house Wise`men they are not More wise`guys making bets on markets Mean`while the creatures take to burrows anticipating … Continue reading

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On Congress

The jar of Congress is full of nails bent at a point ever to bend there again useless A knot in the grain is all it takes any knot’ll do tap the nail or drive it it bends Do not … Continue reading

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Political Arena

“Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?         Do you judge the people fairly?      No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;         your hands deal out violence on earth.   … Continue reading

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Government

“My heart overflows            with a goodly theme;    I address my verses to the king;           my tongue is like the pen               of a … Continue reading

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In the DNA

Don’t know about you but I don’t want to know the peculiar makeup of my DNA Some ignorance is bliss Knowing a thing before its time is fruitless to the ingenue Corruption is systemic whether in the individual or in … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

A river runs through the land A river not of water but one of commerce bountiful resources productive labor vast wealth On the river on its tributaries men have built dams villages towns & cities each taking out of it … Continue reading

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Blood & Bones

Of the people politicians emerge gifted individuals with eyes upon their community ears open to their needs clear consciences adept minds By the people they are selected to tackle the challenges facing cities states & nations in collaboration with other colleagues … Continue reading

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We the People

                           Pablo Picasso We’re a nation of angular states Little curvature to our hard boundaries The people’s chins carved as of iron Marlboro men We are states of … Continue reading

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