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Let It Begin With Me

I remember  being a Narcissist was  bad form when I young                                                                              Now the  Head shrinkers say being completely self centered is just fine                                      The rules suddenly changed because there is money to be made with rude TV                  Humiliating your fellow human being  has won the day                                                                                                             And we are a stones through away from public executions                                                                  It will come with politicians Explaining to us who is good and who is bad                                     And why the poor aren't entitled to education and food or a hand up                                                 Yet all the while the rich are entitled to million dollar subsidies of all kinds   tax brakes                             And offshore Bank Accounts                                                                                                              The rich for the sake of the rich have shipped our jobs over seas                                         And tell us it's our fault for believing in the AMERICAN DREAM and old fashion honesty                                                    Then they say it is God's will  that they are rich                                                                                As they cherry pick verse and script from the good book and wave it like a flag                            I pray for peace as you know Lord and I do it Often                                                                 I don't mind the silence at other times I feel closer to you that way                                              Just now though I feel like speaking the words out loud                                                                 They say we get the government We deserve                                                                                It sure would be nice Lord if you put Democrats In the House and the Senate this time              And we could get back to treating one another with love and respect                                        I know Jesus said the world will not change until the hearts of men change                                   So please lord let it begin with me.                                                                                              Let my heart be open and happy again                                                                                                 And wise enough to know the family of man is my family                                                                                                                                                         

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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 2:04:00 AM
    (Informally Reviewed) Well written.Enjoyed the whole plot and Scheme. A Beautiful piece of poetry, written magnificently and sublimely with flowing thoughts of inspiration and imagination.

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:25:00 PM
    oo wow! Michael, your poem ends with blessing words... I'm not one who loves the look of my own reflection. However, i do pray for peace and so much.... and stay away from the false dream... enjoyed... LINDA

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:05:00 PM
    Michael, I could identify with every word of your poem and all each of us can do is set a better example for our youth and for those greedy who feel entitled. The American dream is not dead, just buried. Bravo!

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 3:52:00 PM
    ok, now I love you even more. You think like the Democrats. AWESOME!!! Great poem.Why the heck are there so many people supporting a party that is supporting the rich bastards of this world?

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 2:35:00 PM
    I'd say A/men if half the population wasn't excluded from the expression all of the worlds languages are even biased, masculine, feminine can't we just have words that denote HU/man'S/// YIKE man has even co-opted the name of our race how about PEOPLE phew LOL - APEOPLE to everything you said. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Michael, so many deep and meaningful lines in this brilliant thought provoking piece. Amazing

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:13:00 PM
    wow, that is amazing. ..Skat

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:56:00 PM
    Nice expressions on faith, Michael