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Fear

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Fear

In the fifties leaders told
an innocent trusting
populace
to duck and cover.

Years later they felt
so foolish
for the easy way
they let their fears
be strummed.

It had worked so well
that with ignorance
and forgetfulness that goes 
with time,
and the arrogance that goes
with power,
and a populace drained
of will,
and hyped by televised fears,
many rushed out to buy
duct tape.

Now in a land
birthed in religious freedom
we argued over mosques
while desperate matters
are left unresolved.

Somewhere in this land
a jackass is braying.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:12:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 5:22:00 AM
    Nicely worded theme of fear, ahellas

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 5:29:00 PM
    How very true! We have a common enemy, that being wealth and power, and we allow ourselves to be duped into fighting each other instead over minutia.