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I pledge allegiance

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Below is the poem entitled I pledge allegiance which was written by poet Scarlett Crittenden. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I pledge allegiance

Counterfeit in politics a prerequisite
For sale by owner, got cash, you can buy
Their influence
God Bless America and all the Capitalists
Starting vanity wars, to the public's pleasing
Forget humanity, we don't need a good reason
You've got a resource, we'll exploit
And criminalize all you endorse
Comply or die, our foreign policy
Ain't about you..it's about me!
The American dream..
Forget about your culture 
Cause it's about to get raped
Your new God's the dollar
Won't assimilate?
You just took your last breath
Suckers thinking about escape
The hypocrisy of democracy
Disguised with the mask of liberty
Cause ain't nobody here truly free
The only saving grace
Of infiltration to western waste
Is absolute power corrupts absolutely
Even residents of an establishment
For the people by the people
Have become blase
Sitting and thinking about
What would our forefathers have to say?

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 4:39:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 11:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Your writing is enlightening.

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 12:16:00 PM
    I have enjoyed this piece Scarlet, i also note Charlotte's comment, as regards the last line of your poem, the forefathers you mention were many of them militia men who had their 1st allegiance to family friends and preservation, of freedom of all these same the main difference today is you have the same thing your former oppressors had then.. A "professional standing army" that is detached in a way from all the things i mentioned that the militia valued............... ..................................................................!

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Scarlett. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 3:59:00 AM
    profound poem making some important points which we would all do well to ponder...

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    Date: 5/16/2011 2:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks. I wrote this when our previous President was in office...a time when I was disappointed. But I do love my country, because I can post a poem of this nature without being accused of a crime..a priviledge that some don't have. By exercising my 1st amendment right, I feel more patriotic.