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Deep Voodoo - original version

Voodoo politics Ross Perot where did you go? you said it all trickle down economy pissing away the poor pissing off the middle class as less and less our paychecks pay the bills ironic how when I was still in diapers the rich got taxed a whole lot more and yet Prosperity - along with rock and roll - was King Now it’s all about protecting those whose money no one sees as it sits in nice safe havens Make a war - no money to sustain it Let the wealth come down TRICK-TRICK TRICK ling down to you and me T R I C K l i n g . (I just noticed the contest could be only 25 lines, so the short version is below this. Crap. how does someone trickle a poem in only 25 lines?!!)

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  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:06:00 AM

    read both and love both, you trimmed the original down well but it's nice to see the original

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 3:53:00 PM

    okay read both on to the next-keeping it short as I have to go babysit again tonight. Will give you an email . love phyl

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 10:43:00 PM

    You figured it out

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:34:00 AM

    well done. i agree wholeheartedly

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 6:37:00 PM

    I prefer this version myself petal, it proves to me that poets write better with no restrictions. I used that word crap myself a few days ago when trying to write one where the setter had put a 16 line restriction on lol. happy to see you getting some cumuppence haha. Take care, Richard.

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 10:01:00 PM

    I couldn't have said it better! Nicely written!...Milt

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:46:00 AM

    I guess the economic voodoo trickles all the way from a continent to another making it a whole world of tricks..Its a curse we can t get rid of..I read both versions but I love this very much..Trick or treat?: )

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:38:00 AM

    Hi Andrea! I read both versions, and hands down, I prefer this one so much better. This flowed so much better, or should i say trickled, allowing you to absorb the wordings better because your other version, the lines in each seemed to terse/abrupt,. I am loving the "TRICKling" part. very clever you highlighting the "trick" part and the formatting adds so much more to it! hugs to you!

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:25:00 AM

    VooDoo economics scares the hell out the poor. They've gotten so they can't afford to just go to the store. Regression is what we all need to rearrange the scale. Life is getting too expensive, even when it's on sale. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 11:24:00 PM

    Beautiful write, and so very true. fifty percent of the world starves while these greedy rich, ugly people become richer and richer, Thanks for sharing this with us...Peter

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 7/28/2013 11:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    it's hard not to hate them!! Actually just by living as I do in a typical low middle class home, I am still better off than 90 percent of the rest of the world. what a scary thought, since even in my world, it's getting harder and harder to make ends meet. I think it's only 1 percent of that nasty wealthy class that controls all of us!!
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 11:05:00 AM

    Nicely done!!!!!

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 9:39:00 AM

    I like this one. To hell with limitations. They make a poem fall short. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 8:19:00 AM

    Excellent free verse, Andrea. Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 5:30:00 AM

    Economy crisis it says, or is it economy corruption? What ever you have penned an absolute truth. Thank you for your encouraging comments. MY dearest Andrea

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 12:26:00 AM

    An excellent & special kind of free verse poem with its very fantastic form my dear friend. I like it so much & I greatly enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Thank you so much for sharing your precious gems. It relaxes me after a very long weekdays of work. Hope you're doing well and wishing you all the best always! Big hugs and happy happy wkend! love much always, Leonora

  1. Date: 7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Hocus Pocus That is where the money goes....Good write

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 4:55:00 PM

    I love this trickling down of verse! I learn so much from great poets such as yourself! Wonderful!

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 2:29:00 PM

    love this, Andrea - I guess the other poem is in 25 lines? Thanks very much - great contest. Congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 10:29:00 AM

    I'm not a big politics guy. But, Perot knew his stuff. He was a numbers guy and that's what this country has a real issue with. I enjoyed this read! =)

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:37:00 AM

    Strawberry, rasberry and vanilla..Sara

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 9:36:00 AM

    I guess that you figured how to trickle in 25 lines..Ha!!..I don't know if the yogurt company has removed the bugs from the yogurt or not but they should do that..Someone who is over FDA said that they could make a dye from strawberries, cherries,etc..He did not understand why they did not do that and then it would be healthy..I wrote a poem way back about when anything says all natural flavoring that it very likely is made from Beaver's Anal Gland powder..Feast on that..Inclued is ..Sara

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 8:02:00 AM

    Hi Andrea...Awesome I love this....Trick. ling, you got it so right!!! Great write...ty4sharing cherie<3

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 6:00:00 AM

    Besides the restrictions I love this version so much better! I really enjoyed reading this most wondrous poem this morning! What a delightful and truthful piece Andrea! You have presented what you wanted so much better with this poem, too bad there was those restrictions because I feel this one would win hands down, (though I still think you other restriction followed poem will do very good as well!) Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:50:00 AM

    And the truth comes trickling down for all to see. Well done. Love it!

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 1:57:00 AM

    I already commented on your other version of this poem. I wasn't sure if it was for the "trickle-down" contest(aside from the post not having contest footnotes on it at the time), because some of the lines had more than 3 words in them(and the 3 word per line maximum is obviously one of the contest stipulations). I think that I like this version better.