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Characterization

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Characterization

Our two party system isn’t working
Plastic figures, disaster lurking
Conservative or liberal isn’t the call
It’s the ultra rich against us all
For the people is what it’s not
All candidates have already been bought
Platforms built on promises and lies
Hear the people, ignore their cries
Wave that flag as if you’re proud
Then bow and worship the corporate crowd
You no longer serve, you’re out of place
You are an elitist group, a public disgrace
You’ve subsidized the rich with your insanity
Then crippled the growth of humanity
You’ve killed our children in endless war
The media smiles and keeps the score
We sing of amber waves of grain
You’d sell it all for personal gain
You left our budget in disarray
You’ll tax our grandchildren for it someday
No water boarding terrorists you warn
Then murder a child who is still unborn
You have no ethics, you have no shame
You have no morals, you accept no blame
Washington is a place I’m told
Where politicians are bought and sold
Where dreams and ideals are destroyed
A city where honesty is null and void
A place where hope has been dethroned
You won’t get nominated unless you’re owned
A place where once” In God we trust”
Now we look in sheer disgust
Country burning from your sparks
You replaced Uncle Sam with Karl Marx
Our nominees we cannot select
The media decides who we elect.
Politicians with great orations
Puppets to the corporations.

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  1. Date: 8/24/2011 5:20:00 AM

    i guess this is more or less the same scenario in every country at present..top write...best wishes -akash.

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 6:14:00 PM

    never have I seen it put more succinctly, Vince. Awesome poem. Until we get ethics and morality back on the front page this country will continue on the slippery slope to self destruction. I am glad to have read this poem today. When I start talking in the same manner people laugh and point... Maybe one day they will see. The darkness has never recognized the light. It just retreats from it.

  1. Date: 3/9/2011 3:40:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Vince. Love Carol

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 7:02:00 PM

    Congrats Vince on your first round success in the Poetry Soup contest luv..good luck...

  1. Date: 3/6/2011 5:55:00 PM

    Oh my LOOK who's WON through round one!!! for the Site! HUZZAH! go Vince, rebells unite! On to round two me and YOU! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 5:34:00 PM

    Many of your poems seek answers...David Icke is brilliant and he sums up much of what you have said here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDUMEEl_ajM

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 3:49:00 PM

    Congratulations! Vince, on your featured poem of the week. Deep words to go by,,, enjoyed your couplets,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 11:44:00 AM

    Vince - first of all congrats on being featured - Next, congrats on writing a powerful poem, which speaks truth from beginning to end - Our leaders have no concept of what life is like for the common man - If they want to cut health care why not start with their own - same with spending - They are truly a spineless bunch of dishonest infidels - no wonder the rest of the world hates us - Our politicians are what they get to see - a fav Vince - congrats on the feature, mj

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 5:54:00 PM

    Telling how it is....you do it best, dear Vince!! You have the gift to get us to stand up and pay attention in this world where it used to be okay to say it proudly "In God we Trust"....more and more people are too complacent. Wonderful work, and well deserved featured poem!! love, Carrie (Hope this new year brings brighter things to you and your family! :) God Bless

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 10:31:00 PM

    Right ON! Tell it like it is. We need more town crier poets.

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 6:12:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Vince. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 5:12:00 AM

    "The media decides who we elect." How true, and all this in front of a background of constant noise. Everything super dramatiized by professionals. Education would seem to be the answer, but who the hell can afford it? Yep! the rich. You lay it on the line as usual, Vince. Congrats on the selection. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 3:39:00 PM

    I need a belfry to cry this one abroad, for we have a massive disconnection with the system, and amidst the disarray a great country lies dying.

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 3:38:00 PM

    Congrats Vince on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a wonderful one to share with us all today with luv.. Happy New Year..

  1. Date: 10/6/2010 8:18:00 AM

    I had to revisit this one.

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 11:25:00 AM

    I know you hit this right on the head Vince. You really should run for political office. Thank you for your comments. Love Phyl

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 7:41:00 AM

    I love love love this. I love the way you stay above the usual opposing arguments,and condem the whold polictical system. I learned a long time ago the only difference in the polictal parties is the spelling.

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 2:07:00 PM

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!I love this poem.I love the way you express our corrupted nation.Its sad to see that we have destroyed our own country with our greed and ignorance.Great Poem one of my favorites.Love,Jamecia

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 11:27:00 AM

    Did you see yet the new movie WAll Street? I like how it portrays the way that the bankers and the other rich of the world created this situation that led to the collapse of Wall Street and how we were basically forced to go socialist way in order to keep the world from collapsing. But of course, we cannot know what would have happened if the bail out had NOT occurred. It might not be a mystery if it happens again. Next time will be no more bailout. It'll be OVER. thanx for your blog comment!

  1. Date: 10/1/2010 11:27:00 AM

    Great ideas in this poem, by the way!

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 7:56:00 AM

    Hi Vince. I must have missed any update on your son. I still have him on my prayer list. Please let me know how he is. I am hoping hale and hearty by now. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 6:25:00 AM

    Enjoyed your couplets filled with truths Vince.. Thank you for comment on my featured poem :) Wilma

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 5:21:00 PM

    Well yeah the worlds going to hell in a handbasket but we still have the cream and we still moan, yup. mostly, I agree with you ;) Light & Love...go take a bite out of my blog (and don't give yourself a coronary, it's time the 30+'s start tilting at the damn windmills!)

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 1:16:00 PM

    Vince, Thank you for your prayers for John Loving. The sadness he is feeling must be overwhelming now. He wanted his relationship with April to grow and lead to a future together. God bless you for your thoughtfulness. It is hard to stop thinking about John's loss today. He is such a sweet man. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 3:13:00 PM

    Excellent couplet. I LOVE couplets! I just posted one if you would like to read it. Have a great day! Scarlett

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 2:17:00 PM

    great job!!! guess where it goes? my favs. John Henry Loving III

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 7:04:00 AM

    hit em with stock and barrel vince for I think you should be in office in washington maybe those nuts can get off their viagra and take reality pills powerful write keep on forging ahead also thanks for your kind comments on my stuff too keep up the great work blessings

  1. Date: 9/13/2010 7:13:00 AM

    RIGHT ON THE MONEY, VINCE. I laughed all the way through this one, not because it's so funny but because it is so obvious. Vintage Vince. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 9/12/2010 3:15:00 AM

    So true and well captured in your write.

  1. Date: 9/9/2010 8:22:00 PM

    Oh, how sad and true your poem is. I most enjoyed how your poem was packed full of info, but it rolled along on quick rhymes. Blast the corporations that are running the show!~Chris

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