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Lies fall heavy against deaf ears,
while muted smiles spread false cheer.
Open, blind eyes, look past all they know,
reality is bleached, white as snow.
Morales lay as broken mirrors,
shards pierce deeply, bleeding trust, fear.
Hands extended to take, not give.
Others pay for the life they live.
Vows of loyalty once taken,
God and Country, for greed forsaken.
Festering poison, can be cured,
when next we vote, we will be heard!

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  1. Date: 3/23/2012 8:46:00 AM
    A rant to delight my mind Paula! The changes happening are breathtaking and not many are aware. It will be too late when the victims awake. You sure penned a great verse.

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 9:25:00 AM
    SSSSSuch is government. Everyone's eyes are opening.

  1. Date: 2/10/2012 12:25:00 PM
    back again. and like jack said it's in every country. Satans getting ready to make his move.

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Yes, they seem the same in every country - loved this powerful write. Thanks, Paula - enjoyed your contest : )

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 6:47:00 PM
    tommarrow we vote in the primary. i'm voting for Romney, why because he's already been killed as a candidate against Obama. and killing himself more and more everyday.

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    Date: 2/6/2012 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    by the way you nailed this piece. not good but a greaT JOB. john
  1. Date: 2/6/2012 12:17:00 PM
    Great political work penned..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Thanks for letting me know that was your center line of the poem...Sara

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 8:17:00 PM
    an outstanding write Paula.. impressive and on target too.. was wondering where u got to and just saw your new contest posted tonight.. though it is morning here already... hope all is well.. missed u luv..

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 4:19:00 AM
    Well written, and true. Only it's hard to choose between the offerings, sometimes. I think many people use their vote as a means of going against a particular candidate. It's like choosing between the lesser of two evils, and the voter is left feeling there is no “win-win” situation for them.

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Paula, wow..very interesting...thank you for sharing..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 8:43:00 PM
    I agree whole-heartedly. You are right on the money with this, Paula. Great job. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 8:33:00 PM
    That's the truth and the way we believe of life today! We have the final word ultimately in who gets elected and who doesn't and who will be able to pass the laws that we desire to be most effective and helpful to us! The whole poem brings about what government runs on and how it exists today...maybe we can change it someday? Thanks for an enlightening write tonight! Awesome Work!!