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The Truth is Still the Truth

I'm searching far and wide for the facts, getting my hands dirty in the process
When we conquer nations, I say bloodshed and they say progress
I have no desire to be burned at the stake
Simply practicing freedom of speech for Pete's sake
I know it's gonna hurt like none else when I reveal these secrets
But in this case ignorance ain't bliss, so I'm keeping true with no regrets
I've learned way too much and dug too deep to pretend I didn't see what I saw
I get disgusted when they tell me to keep quiet
cause I might just break some obscure law
They call me disrespectful and unpatriotic when I display any kind of negativity
But aren't they equally so when they throw me in a cell when I simply don't agree?
Cause at the end of the day, when all is said and done, the truth is still the truth
And I know when I say that I run the risk of hanging from a noose
But if you don't speak up, for fear of ridicule, either way you're gonna lose
It doesn't really matter if I offend the way you think
All I wanna do is offer you my hand, I don't want you to sink
in the sea of lies, those people behind the scenes are so proud of
The time for silence is finally over, the world has had quite enough
We aren't sheep in line waiting for the slaughter
We are brothers, sisters, sons and daughters!
And don't get me wrong I support the troops, just not the war
Does anyone honestly know what we're fighting for?
Stop hacking at the branches of evil, and grab at the roots
When the truth lies ahead, it's worth getting mud on your boots
I wanna let you know that your heart might shatter when I say this
I know you might be calling me crazy or disturbed, but I accept that risk
I'd like to honor the victims of 9/11 - but the investigation was a sick joke
If you're eating while reading this, for the love of God, don't choke
I need you to spread the word and really ask the hard questions
Any race and any nation is capable of performing crimes too foul to mention
Even our own (though reputedly god-blessed) is no exception
The building fell six seconds flat, from an illogical jet fuel blast
The fact it wasn't hot enough for fuel to explode, no one bothered to explain that
The kamikaze Arabs that flew the plane, a few are still alive, living in their home country
Just give 'em a ring and and say how's it going, oh and by the way,
"How did you defy your own mortality?"
Did you know a cool 60 mil was spent on digging into Clinton's love life?
Yet only a fraction of that was spent trying to figure out
who ordered the extermination of over a thousand lives...
Seems to me some poor sap is getting paid big bucks to drink the Kool Aid
Seems to me someone's laughing their head off while the rest of are getting played
Don't take my word it, I'm just one person after all, start your own research
All I'm asking is for you to think for yourself, and don't get too cozy on your perch
Pay close attention when they advance two steps only to jump back one
And when you notice you gotta catch them in the act, not after its already done
This isn't political opinion; the loss of human life is just something I don't condone
Life is just way too precious to be debating the humaneness of drones
Yeah, I support our brave troops, so for once do what's right and send 'em back home!

NOTE: I didn't write this for creative purposes, for this is no laughing matter, but a serious issue. What happened on the day of 9/11 was one of the most appalling crimes in recent history - please, don't listen to the basic news stations and take it for absolute truth. There are over a hundred contradictions in the "official story" they give out. What I mentioned in this rap is just bread crumbs compared to the whole story. The majority of people won't even consider the slightest possibility that 9/11 was an inside job (even when countless facts and holes in their story, lead one to believe that's exactly what it was). It is an absolute disgrace to the victims of 9/11, to leave the investigation in such obscurity and unanswered questions. This is not politics here... these are human beings we are talking about. I beg of you to not just take my word for it, but start your own research. There are several very thorough documentaries on the subject, that were put together by small groups of people eager to find the truth. Loose Change is a good one.

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  1. Date: 5/12/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Total agreement. The government wastes more time and effort on spending (OUR) money (the taxpayers AKA us) than what's really important (Helping the economy before it all goes down...oh wait, that's already happening.) The 9\11 was never truly solved, and my heart goes out to the family of all those who suffered and died. It's a sad world, and yet if we try to say what's in our hearts we get cut down. Why? The truth hurts. Excellent, true, and deep poem, Timothy.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/12/2013 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for appreciating and receiving my message, Caleah. I don't expect these words to exactly change anything... but it is a weight off my chest just to write 'em down.
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 7:52:00 AM
    We need protest, good for you that you are adding your voice.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/12/2013 9:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Richard. This topic is very sensitive to me... I hate to see people jumping to conclusions when they haven't even had the smallest taste of the facts... take care.
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:44:00 AM
    I don't think you'll ever know what it's like to really protest Tim, those rubber bullets really hurt, I know coz my mate was hit by one, in the back lol, we never knew where that came from. We'll never know the full truth on on 9/11 or 24/7, I'm not saying give up, follow your path, It's time for the young to pick up the torch from us oldies. Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/12/2013 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Maybe I'll always be just "halfway"... spitting out words, but no "standing up to action". It's all I can do at the moment... this topic never seizes to make me angry as well as hopelessly sad...
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/12/2013 8:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Perhaps you're right, Richard. All I know is that it stinks to high heavens with secrecy. It just sorta infuriates me to see people so blindly believing whatever the news tells them. Because it's just too hard for them to accept any other alternative...
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 1:07:00 AM
    Oh Timothy, my dear. I do worry about you, though I do applaud your search for the truth. I'm quoting here, "America's 9/11 is our 24/7 here." :( Life is life. God is the God of one and all. He plays no favorites. We are all His children, and the blood of each and every one is precious. We can't place different values on life. I worry for isn't easy to speak up. You will get censured, but you will be true to the voice of your conscience. I see the balance. I hope and pray others do too

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/12/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    But no one else seems to be saying anything about it. It's just way more "comfortable" for people to call it a "terrorist" attack... lies are often more comforting than the truth, sad to say. Thanks for your concern, Eileen. I maybe crossing to extremes here, but it's what I honestly believe and something I just HAD to say.
    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/12/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The corruption that goes on in America compared to where you live maybe considerably smaller... but it's still corruption. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr. "Never hesitate to do what's right. The scars that society will give you is nothing compared to the scars that will be on your soul."... perhaps it's not very smart of me to say stuff like this so openly...