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It's not hard to see or tell this world of ours 
Isn't the same as it used to be. Granted, it has 
Never been perfect, but I've seen better days
I've become numb to a cavalcade of bad news
That saturate the television, social media
The radio, the newspapers. 

I see our world changing with my own eyes 
Every day, and not for the better. Sometimes I feel 
As if I'm dreaming, but it's not a dream. It's reality
It's like I went to sleep one fine day, and woke up 
To a world gone mad. A world, like crumbs 
Falling off bread being sliced

What happened to the state of civility? What happened 
To the nature of our social fabric? What is happening 
To our country? 

I'm so sick of Liar-In-Chief Donald Trump spewing 
Hundreds of lies every day, further breaking 
His unbreakable record of falsehoods. But why stop there? 
Since his presidency, racism, xenophobia
Fear-mongering, corruption, foreign and domestic 
Terrorism all surged exponentially

Under his watch, police brutality is at an all-time high
What is the world coming to when our "President" 
Sides with foreign cold-blooded dictators
Over America's intelligence agencies?
What is wrong with that picture? This nation, this world 
We're living in just isn't the same as it used to be

More and more African-Americans are ending up 
Dead at the hands of trigger-happy police officers
More and more celebrities are falling from grace
Many emerging as sexual predators since 
The inception of the "MeToo Movement" 
Oh, and let's not forget about the Catholic priests!

The never-ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Continue to claim the lives of American soldiers
Needlessly. When will our heroes finally come home?
What happened to the political climate? 
It has grown so toxic. Washington politicians 
Are failing to do the job the American people 
Elected them to do. 

The GOP has become the party of Trump
A so-called leader who stays up all night 
Tweeting more nonsensical lies, who continually fan 
The flames of division, continually assault 
Freedom of the press, calling a legitimate investigation 
Of Russia's meddling in America's election process 
A "Hoax" and "Witch Hunt." But we all know better, don't we?

I wish I could to go back to sleep and wake up 
To the way the world used to be...



LET 'ER RIP #2 Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: John lawless 
Date written and posted: 12/02/2018


Poem of The Day Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Richard Lamoureux (Winner: 2nd Place)
Date written and posted: 12/02/2018

I wrote this rant poem for John Lawless' "Let 'Er Rip #2" Poetry Contest, but I forgot to submit it!  It didn't dawn on me until he posted his list of winners.  Luckily, it won POTD and people discovered it that way. My frustration comes through with this one. I kinda felt like Peter Finch in "Network" when he stuck his head out the window and exclaimed..."I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"  I'm really glad it resonated with people. I was pleasantly surprised that most poets that commented felt the same way I did!

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Date: 9/18/2019 10:11:00 AM
Ur poem can make anyone to feel ur frustration... The way it is written is Wow!.. &....congrats!
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Date: 9/18/2019 3:43:00 PM
Thank you very much, Sakshi:-)
Date: 4/26/2019 6:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this amazing intelligent piece Edward. xxoo
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Date: 4/26/2019 4:30:00 PM
Thank you so much, Connie:-)
Date: 4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM
Glad you liked it Edward.
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Date: 4/25/2019 9:15:00 AM
You might appreciate my latest poem. Congrats on your win in my contest. Thanks for entering.
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Date: 4/25/2019 1:46:00 PM
Thank you so much for my placement, Richard:-) Much obliged. Checked out your latest poem, and I loved it!
Date: 12/29/2018 3:28:00 PM
You have certainly let 'er rip, Edward. You have touched on so many of the political issues that keep us up at night. A volcano of politics, religion, confusion and total chaos, ready to erupt! To what outcome?? A powerful POTD!
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Date: 12/30/2018 1:06:00 PM
Thank you very much, Sandra!:-) I appreciate it.
Date: 12/7/2018 3:52:00 PM
I wish I didn't have to agree, with all of it. Both parties could use a good bath. Congratulations on your spectacular rant being honored with POTD Edward.: )
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Date: 12/7/2018 6:13:00 PM
Thank you very much, Connie!:-)
Date: 12/3/2018 8:25:00 PM
Me Too! Your POTD really rips with fire. I cannot stomach 666 Trump and will do all I can to work against his getting another term
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Date: 12/3/2018 11:55:00 PM
Thank you, Sherry!
Date: 12/3/2018 7:24:00 PM
I enjoyed the intensity of your rant, Edward. Your certainly let 'er rip with a hot sharp pen for a powerful write! Congratulations with your well deserved recognition with POTD honors and best wishes for a win.. ~Susan
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Date: 12/3/2018 7:51:00 PM
Thank you for the kind, wonderful comments, Susan!:-)
Date: 12/3/2018 1:26:00 PM
I am not one to talk Politics or Religion much. Your opinion is yours, and you are welcome to say this. Being honest here- those that bash him, are not even trying to see him. It's like reading a book- just skimming over the surface. You miss soooo much. Many will believe a lie, before searching the truth. This is what is going on in the world. Congratulations Edward, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Date: 12/3/2018 8:17:00 PM
You are very welcome Edward. :) It's okay to disagree, as long as it is handled in the right way, while the matter is being addressed. Happy Holidays to you as well. ~ Brandy
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Date: 12/3/2018 2:29:00 PM
Thank you very much, Brandy:-) We disagree about him, but I really appreciate your perspective nevertheless. Happy holidays!
Date: 12/3/2018 10:08:00 AM
Wow, such a powerful write Edward..he is a liar in chief, and the media only do what they are supposed to do. I guess he thinks they should say nice things about him all the time..Congrats on POTD
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Date: 12/3/2018 12:37:00 PM
Thank you so much for comments and congrats, Joseph!:-)
Date: 12/3/2018 10:04:00 AM
Just great, Edward. You are so right. It's all just astounding. I am so glad you got POTD with this amazingly truthful poem. FAVED! (and shared on Facebook)
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Date: 12/3/2018 12:35:00 PM
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, Carole:-) And thanks for FAVing and sharing it!
Date: 12/3/2018 9:34:00 AM
Congrats on POTD even though I disagree with pretty much every thing you have written except that the bad news is in every form of media because the media has targeted this President from day one of his campaign and if you listen to and believe their lies, then I can see where this is coming from.
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Date: 12/3/2018 12:30:00 PM
That's perfectly fine, Chris:-) As a matter of fact, I'm rather surprised I'm not seeing more people disagree, lol. Thank you, regardless!
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Date: 12/3/2018 10:29:00 AM
I agree Chris, lies are everywhere in the media. Those that believe lies, without searching the truth- will fall for anything. ~ Brandy
Date: 12/3/2018 9:09:00 AM
Congrats!!! on your POTD! Edward...you ripped the poetry soup page lol...love & light my friend...^WW^
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/3/2018 12:44:00 PM
Thank you so much, WW!:-)
Date: 12/3/2018 8:40:00 AM
And let 'er rip you certainly did Edward. Excellent apt penning my friend, congratulations on POTD, my best to you in the contest :) xomo
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/3/2018 12:43:00 PM
Thank you very much, Maureen!:-) Most obliged
Date: 12/3/2018 6:58:00 AM
- Excellent poem, congratulations with p.o.t.d., Edward - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/3/2018 12:42:00 PM
Thank you so much, Anne-Lise!:-)
Date: 12/3/2018 6:54:00 AM
Back with congrats, Edward on poem of the day.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/3/2018 12:38:00 PM
Thanks again, Vijay!:-)
Date: 12/3/2018 4:51:00 AM
Wow, very well done and so true, congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 12/3/2018 12:40:00 PM
Thank you so much, Tania!:-)
Date: 12/3/2018 4:31:00 AM
You can go to sleep...nothing's going back Different game, different rules...get with it, the music has changed...Just playing, my friend...A wonderful write with plenty heart...Congratulations...It's good to see you here... with this gem...All the best Edward
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/3/2018 12:41:00 PM
Thank you very much for the kind comments, Arturo!:-)
Date: 12/2/2018 1:12:00 PM
WOW! You wrote an epic piece on the state of affairs in our country. I hear the intensity of your write. The sad part is great many are beginning to feel that it is normal for things to be the way they are. Very well said, Edward. Best for a win.
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/2/2018 4:25:00 PM
Thank you for the wonderful comments and visit, Vijay!:-) Most appreciated.
Date: 12/2/2018 11:32:00 AM
Edward, wow, you wrote it like it is, and that is a sad fact, that so called leader making everything great is destroying everything great, I live in Canada but his evil tentacles reach here too, wonderful rant and a winner I am sure and a FAV for me ~
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/2/2018 4:24:00 PM
I couldn't agree more on Trump, Constance! Thank you for the comments and visit:-)
Date: 12/2/2018 11:03:00 AM
that's heavy man...better have a coffee ...t-rump style is 'keep 'em depressed and divided'...why?...because t-rump is depressed and scared shitless
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 12/2/2018 4:29:00 PM
Agreed. Truer words have never been spoken about Trump of Mueller, Sand:-) Thanks for dropping by!