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It's Time!

Rebel! My children, rebel! For the light 
Of day scours for a system not built,
But saved from the souls of politicians
Who are lost and will never seem to find
A means to a decision, instead delay
The growth of a nation desperate for change!

Rebel! My children, rebel! Against the
Same, sorry scene captured on TV! 
Pundits protesting every agenda 
From the Left and the Right, what’s the purpose?
To show me they can battle politics!
Battle this! My mom just lost her house!

Rebel! My children, rebel! How hard is
It to cross a line?  Or aisle?  What if
On the other side was your love in need?
Put your pride away, just for awhile,
Just to see the difference that could form.
If not for me, do it for my children’s fate.

Rebel! My children, rebel! America 
Is just not a name, but a foundation
Made by the people and for the people!
And we deserve so much more than a 
Filibuster to take our nation’s name.
Let the light see the dawn of a new day!

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  1. Date: 2/9/2012 11:28:00 PM

    I do like political poetry

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 11:46:00 AM

    Congratulations on your featured write Mike. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/9/2012 11:34:00 AM

    Congrats ! Great work Mike very the truth is in this poem ! Joseph

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 7:12:00 PM

    congrats Mike on featured poem this week on PS... wonderful words to share luv..

  1. Date: 2/6/2012 11:31:00 PM

    Congratulations on having your poem featured on Poetry Soup this week.................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 3:03:00 PM

    Yes, the politicians don't seem to give a fig anymore. VERY good one, Mike, and sorry about your poor mom. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 9:55:00 AM

    thank you so much for writing this i feel the same way, i love my country but it has grown corrupt and i feel as though the little man has no say! you can vote for whoever makes the best promises but will they keep them........ anyways good write keep speaking the truth.

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 8:47:00 AM

    And success is NOT an impossible mission. VOTE the filibusters out. Vote those who support our founding fathers in. Rebellion by vote!!! (That is if we still have one by the time the next election is due to take place...)