Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Debaucheries

Debbie Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi - LIFETIME Premium Member Debbie Guzzi - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Debaucheries which was written by poet Debbie Guzzi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Debbie Guzzi

Best Debbie Guzzi Poems

+ Fav Poet

Debaucheries

Republicans and Democrats, democracy’s a joke.
Capitalism is the key to how our engine’s stoked.

The rich swap hats and argue that they know what’s best for folk
The corporations buy House and Senate, then they sit back and gloat.

Election laws guarantee the wealthy keep their poke,*
Republicans and Democrats, democracy’s a joke.

We have the vote, they say and so Democracy makes us free
But surely they’ve not bamboozled the likes of you and me.

We know to vote is useless since money’s the only key
Justice takes a back seat to political debaucheries.

Like we believe they're different what do they think we smoke?
Republicans and Democrats, democracy’s a joke.



* Poke - a pouch or bag used by a cowboy 
to carry his "possibles" (small personal items).
(Derived from the French word poche, meaning a pocket or bag.)
Also used as cowboy slang for sex. 

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:45:00 AM
    well deserved win Debbie - nicely said!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:15:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~SKAT~'s "Reps vs Dems" contest Debbie. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 12:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Debbie xx

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 4:50:00 AM
    a very awesome poem of yours friend Debbie :) Congratulations on your win :)

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Debbie it is nice to see you in a contest hosted by my sister Sidney... anyways...i thought...never mind... . :-) CONGRATULATIONS ON A POEM WELL DONE..... ALWAYS & FOREVER~ linda

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 6:00:00 PM
    Congrats on your poem!

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:34:00 PM
    thank you for the awesome poem. always~SKAT

  1. Date: 7/16/2011 7:58:00 PM
    This had me with the first two lines, hilarious and so true! the last two lines are off the charts and I think you should be writing political satire you're very witty!

  1. Date: 7/16/2011 7:57:00 PM
    This had me with the first two lines, hilarious and so true! the last two lines are off the charts and I think you should be writing political satire you're very witty!

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 4:40:00 PM
    Really enjoying reading you, Debbie... what a fun way to spend a little soup time!

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 10:25:00 AM
    Funny poem!! lol!

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 8:19:00 AM
    Excellent Debbie. Although we live in Alberta we were born and raised in the States. My husbands job brought him here back in the seventies but he served in Viet Namn on the USS Constellation. Can't believe all that's going on in politics these days. My poem "Leopard" is about this. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 5:17:00 AM
    Well Debbie, I used to vote, and I used to bet on football ! Now I just sit back and laugh, enjoying the shows ! Great write dear poet ! Have a wonderful weekend my friend....much love, james

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 6:28:00 PM
    Very true..it reminds me of my haiku 'on democracy' " with peoples' mandate every fool turns wise and rogues become pious."

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 6:08:00 PM
    Absolutely love this...hugs