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Ludicrous Lament

Speak freely, the words that no one hears,
your rights upended in passing years.

Demand of your leaders, promises made,
campaign trails, like snails, fade.

Break from the mighty, purchased power,
pocketed influence for every hour.

Hold fast to those principles, fading out,
crumbling ideals, swept clean with doubt.

Mock of the mighty, this world unknown,
can I call this freedom? Do I call this home?

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the PoetrySoup Site October Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Alison. May 2010 be the year you see your writing endeavors become reality. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:49:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:23:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 10/25/2009 1:33:00 PM
    Nice use of rhyme. So much truth in your words. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 10/23/2009 9:48:00 AM
    Very evocative writing, Alison. thank you for sharing with us this week. Lainie

  1. Date: 10/19/2009 10:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 4:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Alison. Love, Carol