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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

Blissfully ignorant and supine,
Lost in the economy line,
voters don’t have a clue
that liberty is through.
Apathy dictates all else is fine.
People keep telling me how foolish I am,
but frankly I don’t give a dam.
I’m going to tell you what I see.
You don’t have to agree with me.
In hatred’s name Moslems prayed at the mosque,
boarded planes and three thousand we lost,
Soon we elected a Moslem president,
his books words and actions self evident.
To prove he was islam’s extremist hero,
He allowed a triumphant mosque at ground zero,
Freedom of religion is what they subtly called it,
by a government that continues to overhaul it.
The American people look on as if still numb,
singing his praises as if deaf and dumb,
while a pseudo democratic uncle Sam,
in a forced health care plan,
continues to turn out liberty’s lights
by destroying other religion’s rights.
Thus the American people’s democracy,
is morphed into a dictatorial hypocrisy.
While blindsided by a frantic economy,
we apathetically lose our autonomy.
Allowed by deaf and blind voters in a loud voice,
Fooled by not freedom but license they call choice,
sly appointment of people who fulfill the plan,
A long range one by the “new” Uncle Sam.
a champion of abortion, killing future contenders
him and Herod; another of the great pretenders.
“Enlightened Americans have one point two children per family,
because of abortion, birth control and contraception
Moslems have seven; which is the anomaly?
We Americans treat babies as an infection.
Laugh if you wish; I’m just exposing the path,
You “enlightened” Americans: you do the math.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2012 4:24:00 PM
    very powerful write. i think you hit the nail on the head when you started with "blissfully ignorant" - so true, unfortunately.

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 6:44:00 AM
    Well...I have something to say about this. Firstly, well done, this is quite a work, a strong opinion, held up by some facts, powerful in itself. However, those who take faith that destroy and kill, are disowned by the Muslims. I know, because I was once very close friends with one, who was not an American. and also was taught by one who was. I don't know how I feel about Obama, but do not disgrace yourself with assumptions and misunderstandings between two groups of similar seeming people

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    Date: 2/13/2012 11:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jessica. I am well versed in the difference and similarities of the two who are forced after hostile take over of extremists to be as one.
  1. Date: 2/7/2012 2:17:00 PM
    Oh Robert, you weave the awful truth in a way that no one could mistake. This goes into my faves and I suggest you send it to obama because you will get an answer. I sent Requiem for America and got one. He needs to know the truth of what he is supporting. Your poem casts a spell on me! Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 5:19:00 AM
    This is one of the most profound statements ever written on this site..I mean poems...My violin plays a similar tune...how true that Americans treat babies as an infection too...Robert, you have a poem that is truly worth reading..savin' it for my favs..every couplet is beautifully scored!! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 2/3/2012 7:00:00 PM
    lovely ryhme.

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 12:50:00 PM
    For sure, Robert, I don't understand what's going on in the world these days. I'm 82, and the America of today bears no resemblance to the America of the 30s thru the end of World War II. I'm sure people will tell me, "Awww, you're just getting old, out of touch, Damn right! I want to escape. I am sickened by the music - having been a professional violinist - and the social behavior, as well as most everything else. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 6:41:00 AM
    powerful write, robert... did it so well..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Robert, another wonderful poem.. very interesting... thank you for sharing..pd