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issues over personalities

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issues over personalities

imagine now if we could shelf the
faces,
the faces of liars, the pocketed charlatans,
imagine now if we could 
stop the ads, stop the speeches,
stop the funding, stop the campaigns,
stop the illusion of hope
vested in a smile, a nod, a salute, a 
good hairdo or the mention of the word
“faith”---
imagine if we americans,
we “leaders of the free world”
(right),
were to have issues precede any
personality,
imagine if our hands weren’t bound by
unemployment, debt, poverty &
pure desperation,
which up until the moment we realized we
had it,
we seized power for us---
imagine if the jobs that needed being done
following the issues that needed being solved,
were followed through by groups of 
concerned, voluntary individuals,
to think that the business of politics
would die in the gutter when
the elite no longer had a stake in it---
imagine if you had more to say
than just a walk into the ballot box on
the 6th of Nov. &
imagine if you stood up &
said it, without the need to be
known for saying it---
to get in line
get in line
get in line,
as just another human who wants to 
really take part in the process of making this
place better.

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  1. Date: 10/20/2012 7:11:00 AM

    I dig this poem to the core...well done Andrew. i feel some Hip Hop or R&B in the back ground of this speach - Shaz

    delapruch Avatar andrew delapruch Date: 10/20/2012 7:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    @ShazCheesman. First, thanks for reading! Second---cool analysis...i dig the idea of a hip hop beat behind this one two...possibly evolving to an industrial thrash by the end : )