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Heck, you asked for it
The base in a vortex locked
Crumbling with the torrid shock
Of maligned money
Bonding the world in duress
Spewing for policy cess

Who fooled you to vote
For shrivelling tax and more
Crime and crumbling of the store
The sinister laugh
Like golf balls beat my temple
Mubarak for example

The Arab spring parked
At wall street, and fell asleep
I want to hear the fire weep
To smell revenge stale
Like urine where drunkards leak
The magnate's charm for the meek

Drugged to forget love
The tent cities brimmed with wrath
Subsiding in urine's froth.
It's a busted world
We prize, nothing good is left
Except the brave will to die.

If I were a church
I would be altar on fire
Making sacrifice with ire
If I were the pew
I'd demand a broken chain -
Refund of profit and pain

Unemployed, prisoned
In myopia, dangled
From banner star spangled
What the hell is grief
The blood stains on rag dripping
Mothers' hands, clammy, shaking?

We have aborted
More than birth, nation killers
Political platform swillers
Swine gruel makers
The vultures gather for who
No bell tolls ... death has no clue.

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  1. Date: 8/24/2012 9:06:00 AM
    This poem is all fired up. I usually stay away from politics, because it changes so quickly, but sometimes one has to take a stand. You have made your stand, so congratulations for your bravery. So many just waffle.

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    Date: 8/24/2012 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love people above all, and when I advocate their cause I do so with the conviction of Christ looking at his Calvary. I do reason pros and cons, anywhere that mankind suffers there is a wrong. Thanks for your kindness in reading my little vanity. XXX