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Pawns

We the old and broken, have become the pawns
in the grand game of politics. We are as in the game 
of chess of the lowest esteem, expendable 
if not worse unwanted, a barganing chip.
For three years we haven't even received 
a cost of living increasee
while their income they have 
increased handsomely.

They have as they so often do broken
their promise to us. Social security was a
promise made by them, that we paid
for when we were able to work, 
extracted from every pay check we earned.
Those  revenues where to be put in a trust
for us to draw from when the time came
that we had need of them. However our 
government for decades have used those 
funds as they pleased, for things other than 
what they were intended for. Why am I not surprised? 
because our so called public servants have 
broken  countless promises and in the process 
lined their pockets from the spoils of their deceptions. 
The Bill of Rights and the Constitution
they have shredded and the first casulity 
was the truth, now we are the second. 
Most of our fatrhers fought and many died to
defend the rights that they have cast into the 
the trash heap.  Our national debt is now beyond
any hope of us ever repaying, robbing the young of
any hope of a future or even a job, taxes they will have
to pay tremendous to pay for there folly. China Told 
President Obama, We're not going to lend you any more,
sure can't say I blame them, probably never pay back what
we already borrowed form them. England is burning because
of the same folly of the politicians, won't be surprised
if the same thing takes place here. People with no hope
and no future what do they expect. They'll go on filling their
pockets with the taxes we all pay, the don't care it's all
well and fine for them. Will give themselves another big
pay increse next year, you just wait and see. Like mother
Hubbard everyone elses cubbard is bare, no bone for
the doggies anymore. They have destroyed everything
 Along with, "One nation under God". This once upon a time
good nation has quite literally gone to the "Dogs".  The only
Thing that I can say is that I wouldn't have said before,
I'm ashamed of what this nation has became.

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  1. Date: 7/31/2011 5:34:00 PM
    A telling piece Jack, a telling piece.. still we are no doubt reaping the fruits of a matured "civilization" or so we'll be told..! just as we were taught about the savage indians.. and their debased ways)

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    Date: 7/31/2011 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much for your kind comments and the time, very much appreciated....We are told much that is twisted and skewed by historians and politicians, Thanks again.....God bless...old Jack
  1. Date: 7/31/2011 5:34:00 PM
    Wow, can I relate to this, Jack. I've applied for Social Security disability and it will take two years and two denials before a lawyer will take my case. We don't treat our elderly as well as most countries do. I have an old poem, "Disposable Wisdom" that might appeal to you. Same concept, but different presentation. Love, Carolyn

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    Date: 7/31/2011 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much lovely Lady for your kind comments and the time you took....God bless...old Jack...No doubt about what you say, it is a sad commentary on what is valued
  1. Date: 7/30/2011 6:03:00 PM
    Yes Jack , Pawns we are in the game of life, forgotten people suffer some strife, Our fathers went and fought their wars, left our shores, and go again they might:( On ya Jack, Don

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    Date: 7/30/2011 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks mate!....great to hear from ya Aussie mate, very much appreciated...your mate...old Jack
  1. Date: 7/30/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Thanks for your comment on my recent poem. The gov. is laying siege to current retirees benefits, and holding for ransom future retirees benefits. We need a lock box for current retirees benefits. And an opt-out, privatization option for younger people. The gov. spends every penny it gets. The only options are to tie their hands, or remove the trust fund function entirely.

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 7/30/2011 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much for your kind comments, much appreciated....God bless...old Jack....I agree with your take on the situation.
  1. Date: 7/30/2011 4:21:00 AM
    Jack I misread the gov't deficit. It is 14.3 trillion not 3.8 trillion. Your poem is so appropriate. The American people have been pawned! Dalila

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    Date: 7/30/2011 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments, much appreciated....mind boggling isn't it.....God bless...old Jack
  1. Date: 7/30/2011 2:31:00 AM
    I like your poem Jack. I have been reading the 3.8 trillions deficit of the government. How irresponsible our leaders to bring us into this mess! The American Dream is now under the drain. How sad! We will see what happens by August 1st! Thanks for sharing. Dalila

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    Date: 7/30/2011 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lovely lady for your kind comments, much appreciated....God bless...old Jack
  1. Date: 7/29/2011 5:11:00 PM
    well said jack. englands gone to the dogs too. ps my poem betrayal of love is about a bee keeper and his bees, he is a bee. god bless steve

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    Date: 7/29/2011 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much for your kind comments Mr. Stephen Cooke, Gentleman from the United Kingdom, much appreciated...ps thanks for enlightening me as to was he....God bless...Old Jack
  1. Date: 7/29/2011 1:24:00 PM
    Very well expressed, Jack. I've heard the US is pretty much in the mess we're in (in England!)

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    Date: 7/29/2011 4:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind sir for your comments, much appreciated....God bless...old Jack
  1. Date: 7/29/2011 3:58:00 AM
    a brazen, enlightened piece that speaks of truth all the way, jack... stunning mood that make sme reflect! :) huggs, nette

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    Date: 7/29/2011 4:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments, much appreciated....huggs...old Jack
  1. Date: 7/28/2011 10:32:00 PM
    So true, so sad. I sent my" Requiem" to the president, why don't you do the same. Let others know people aren't ignorant of what is going on.

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 7/29/2011 12:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind comments lovely Lady, much appreciated....God bless...old Jack...how does one send their writing to the president Elizabeth?
  1. Date: 7/28/2011 8:58:00 PM
    Very powerful expressions on the theme of pawns, Jack

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    Date: 7/28/2011 10:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dr. Ram for your kind and gracious comments, very much appreciated....God bless...old Jack