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The United States of Amnesia

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The United States of Amnesia

I look at all the "excuses" in the world            
Thinking different than a ordinary girl          
From my learning that in nineteen eighty five           
Our debtor nation strove -"keep the dream alive " 

"Who are we, please?" I asked myself just today
Conquer countries? Unless they see things our way?  
One by one we stumble through the Afghan land 
Now we're in Iraq, Syria!  Stop Iran! 

China says, "US gossips, ignores own issues"
homeless, health, economy, jobs, tuition 
Russia and "China" are two super powers 
Never would our largest "creditor" coward 

Sochi cost 50 billion and years to bring 
I don't believe media reports of things 
Place the blame for the whole entire world to see 
Five star hotels with shower photos! No indeed! 

In "Name of Freedom" citizens are perplexed 
Pay "close attention" just 'where' we will go next? 
We need more "excuses" better than before 
If people see this "pattern", will be the end of war!


In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
 President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  1. Date: 6/24/2014 10:44:00 AM
    I agreed with every single syllable - every single word! An insightful write! Jack C

  1. Date: 3/9/2014 3:29:00 AM
    I've missed you, Judy. You've been gone for a time and just posted here and there. How are you??? This is such a powerful write. Of course...from these parts of the world, people would fully agree with all you've written. It's hard to see events in the right light. You've had the courage to do so and post. Bless ya!

  1. Date: 3/8/2014 11:39:00 PM
    I like this kind of well done, historic, emotional impactful poem. Well done Judy !!

  1. Date: 3/8/2014 6:21:00 PM
    Ha! I like this :) Great write. -Juli-Michelle