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Naked as We Came

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Naked as We Came

I walk the broken asphalt streets of a once proud city
Where proud monuments still stand tall and sturdy
Built to honor patriots; dedicated men of yesterday
Men who knew the meaning of honor and integrity 
Men who sought office not for power or riches
But for the love of their country and her people 
And I cringe at the thought, were they alive, 
How infuriated they’d be to see

Broken hopes dried up and tossed aside   
Broken promises crumbling like the broken streets 
Broken citizens peacefully protesting
See them tempted to revolt 
As they plead for their children’s tomorrows 
See the broken system and a bureaucracy pregnant with errant ways 
Hypocrisy no longer hides her face 
She flaunts her wares with ease 
Emboldened by ill-gotten wealth
Blind to the writing on the wall!

If alive today, we’d hear them cry,
‘Tear down these Billboards of blatant lies 
Break the platforms of clever rhetoric
Put an end to infantile bickering
Erase all the superficialities
Wake up to your reality 
In the final analysis
One simple truth remains…
Each of us will exit this stage
As naked as we came!

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  1. Date: 3/1/2013 11:09:00 AM
    Fantastic summation Dear Annalise of those elected to serve now become our gluttonous despots, very appropriate here too in my Birth-land, Much Affinity and may You continue to walk with Your God.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 3:53:00 PM
    These words ring such truthfulness, I feel as though I wrote them myself. We are close to His return as the Book Of Revelation tells us, at the end it will be more wicked and Evil will be good and Good evil. Excellent piece.

  1. Date: 1/26/2012 5:30:00 PM
    The wording reminded me a bit of the lyrics to "Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel. Good write Annalise.

  1. Date: 1/20/2012 8:52:00 AM
    This is so very true Annalise. Very well thought out and plainly spoken. I agree whole heartedly with you. My heart aches for our children. What will they inherit from us? A Fine Write. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 1/17/2012 6:38:00 AM
    Undeniable truths..I absolutely love the words you chose to bring this very important message..you hooked me with the intro and SANK me at the end! The final line is a slam dunk. Loved this political write..you are a true patriot! GWendolen

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 3:26:00 PM
    An extremely great write, sums up the situation of the present day. We need to get back to principles of service not gain and power....yours old Jack

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 12:52:00 PM
    A awesome piece that you have penned. You spoke the truth and in the end we will exit as we came into this world. love phyl

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 7:56:00 AM
    Exellent piece as always my dear sweet Poet.... Such a flow from a beautiful pen and poetic soul... luv and Hugs Michael

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 4:36:00 AM
    Its just one incredible strong message you`ve written here Annalise.Bless you for pointing the finger on it,the political lies are a shame and a disgrace

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 2:27:00 AM
    This poem is brilliant and so well put of the lies that so pervades our lands and political systems- hope more will read it, bless you, Brenda : )