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Down....(from a common man)

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Down....(from a common man)

Don't tell me I won't like it...it's not for you to decide.
Don't tell me how to raise my children...we're doin' just fine.
Don't tell me not to worry about the economy.... you're not livin' back with mom.
Don't tell me not to agonize over the Gulf spill...well, I'll stop when I see one of THEM start!
Don't tell me the "Republicans" and the "Democrats".... it's all a smokescreen anyway.
Don't tell me terrorists are up to no good...I have a sneaky feeling neither are YOU!!
Don't tell me to feed the children of the world.... let's start with our own!
Don't tell me to save the planet..... from the window of your European S.U.V.
Don't tell me I'm wrong.... who made you right?

Don't tell me you're not keeping me down....and kindly take your foot off my neck!!!!

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  1. Date: 8/14/2010 4:29:00 AM
    A well deserved win, jim

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 8:28:00 AM
    Great write, Jim. That's telling it like it is! Congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 7:29:00 AM
    Good morning and late congatulations Jim!!!!!, enjoyed your poem. Have a good and wonderful day,..p.d.

  1. Date: 7/26/2010 8:52:00 AM
    Congratulations (Jim) on your win in (Destroyer((Poet's contest "Slam!!! Slam!!! Slam!!! . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 6:53:00 PM
    Congrats on the win mister!!well deserved!!!!~Rick

  1. Date: 7/25/2010 6:05:00 PM
    Congrats Jim on your winning poem in P.D.'s contest with this fantastic write.. now enjoy your spot in the winners circle tonight.. with luv..

  1. Date: 7/7/2010 3:57:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Jim. I wish you the best always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 7:42:00 PM
    I really like this one!!!exactly what I would like to say ~thanks for your kind comments~God bless you Jim~Rick

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 12:43:00 PM
    This is awesome! Good use of structure and you made your point using both humor and blunt honesty. Well done! -Laura

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 11:49:00 AM
    wow,, strongly said!!,, it's just like peeps to asume they're right saying we're wrong not even knowing the answers themselves,,,, enjoyed your write...P.D.