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Soap Box Politics and the Common Man.

This morning I listened

To the simpleton and the sapient man preach

Yet as they orated to

All we who came to listen and imbibe

I was lost

There was no distinguishing 

One voice from the other.

Later as I pondered 

All that which was spoken

Spewed aimlessly upon us 

I knew that I could not agree

With that which was said

By the simpleton.

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  1. Date: 9/26/2008 8:11:00 AM
    I'd rather be the simpleton than to have the obsession for power that tha sapient man in politics has. Like I said to Fred, this November we are in a lose-lose situation. We've been sold out by the very rich protecting the very rich regardless of party.

  1. Date: 9/26/2008 12:47:00 AM
    Thanks for your welcome observations Charles.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 9/24/2008 10:52:00 AM
    So much truth in your words. A timely piece given the political climate and recent rhetoric. I enjoyed your honesty. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2008 10:38:00 AM
    Charles- Thankyou for the kind words on my poem. It is true what you write. When you say ,"There was no distinguishing" no matter which side your on in politics they say the same thing that they know you want to hear to get your vote, if it related to politics. On a fun note it also reminds me of some of the few poems Ive read lol. Nice job thnks Michael

  1. Date: 9/24/2008 10:34:00 AM
    Here, here. so beautifully put, and very wise. Perfect. Love Kristin

  1. Date: 9/24/2008 7:38:00 AM
    That's the truth when it comes to politics overall. They all say the same thing or intend to do the same thing, whatever it takes to win. Very well written my friend. Michael