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Patriotic Pause

Hate, hate and more hate so much it frustrates Don’t serve that man or that woman put away those plates leave them to their own fates loving only you and me looking out for our own mates America, America a new patriotic kinda wisdom. Dividing lines protection and devision. Those with less who need more will get no provision. Left right, left right on a collision. Soldiers separate parents and children. If they get in protect us please place them in prison! Jobs, jobs more of those lesser jobs. They’re not being filled hear us bosses sob! Maria and Jesus gone who’s left to butter our corn on the cob? We won’t pay enough to hire Jillian or Bob. So now who will we rob? Answers, answers no one has the answer. Politicians talk slow faster. Hate him, hate her they are all cowards. If we give what we got would that be a disaster? We’re brothers and sisters not their masters. share love and peace be like a Pastor. Judgement, judgement yes judgement will come. Does it matter where they’re from? Those of us with more could give them some. Just because he’s poor it doesn’t make him a bum! Help him blossom and become A hand up instead of under our thumb. This is a commentary on the current division within the political arena. There is enough blame to go around on both side of the divide. There seems to be no appetite for compromise. The current and former administration separated children from parents so no one holds the high ground. If we seek what we have in common, perhaps we can start working towards a sustainable future.

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Date: 11/8/2019 6:33:00 PM
Hi Richard, excellent work. It seems to be this way in most places. It seems to me that no one wants to listen to the people that politicians represent. What is our world coming to. Excellent piece Richard. A Fav. Have a wonderful Saturday when it comes. Blessings....Mike.
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Date: 9/6/2019 6:41:00 AM
So very well said Rick! You've spoken for us in the US!;)
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Brenda Chiri
Date: 9/6/2019 8:51:00 AM
And exhausting!;)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/6/2019 6:49:00 AM
Thanks Brenda. Watching current events is quite disturbing.
Date: 8/29/2019 12:19:00 PM
Excellent my friend. Ann
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 9/6/2019 6:49:00 AM
Thanks Ann.
Date: 7/19/2019 12:22:00 PM
I do hope that the situation will be remedied soon so there will be better facilities for all concern. I think that the republicans are working to fix what already was there. Enjoyed reading your work. Sara
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/19/2019 12:36:00 PM
Thanks Sara, in light of the news over the last few weeks, I am not convinced of that. Thanks for your visit.
Date: 5/14/2019 8:09:00 AM
I shudder when I watch the news; I do not like what is happening in my country. Terrorism has come to America and it's from within; rather than without. Well penned truth.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/14/2019 8:13:00 AM
Thanks M.L. Yes it is disturbing.
Date: 5/6/2019 10:46:00 AM
There Will never be justice on stolen land. If it is not the Blacks or Natives, then it's the Muslims, or the Mexicans, and can't forget about the Jews... all tax paying citizens that Liberty has defecated on for hundreds of years. She has loose bowels!!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/6/2019 10:58:00 AM
Power holds on to power. Unfortunately Justice remains blind to the suffering of those who are oppressed. Thanks for your visit Keif.
Date: 4/28/2019 5:12:00 PM
A perceptive look at the future of children because of their fear of living in their own country.you have epitomized the sad situation of many souls and America can take some lessons in respect to the so called plebeians which should not exist in America. Great poem, Rick!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/28/2019 7:18:00 PM
Thanks Ralph. :0)
Date: 4/25/2019 2:02:00 PM
This is POTD-worthy, Richard:-) LOVED this...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/28/2019 7:18:00 PM
Thanks Edward.
Date: 4/24/2019 3:06:00 PM
I can't say enough how moving this piece is, Richard. This is the current state. I follow the news closely...I won't say more, because I know how controversial this issue is, but I will side with you on this one, dear. Seems obvious to me.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/24/2019 7:21:00 PM
You are wise Eileen. Hugs Rick:
Date: 4/20/2019 6:50:00 PM
Yes, there is so much divisiveness, hate, and crime--as you say. Janice
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Date: 4/19/2019 5:37:00 PM
Much wisdom in this, Richard. The problems are going to be very difficult to resolve because no one side will listen to them anyway. Very well done, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/20/2019 12:55:00 AM
Thanks Andrea.
Date: 4/19/2019 11:50:00 AM
You should run for Political Office, my friend...The Poetic Political Office...great verse Richard...happy Easter endings...^WW^...{*J*}
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/20/2019 12:56:00 AM
No thanks. Happy Easter to you as well.
Date: 4/19/2019 11:15:00 AM
I hope that your wise words will come to fruition - your poem however Richard is amazing and genuinely written from the heart - kudos for this write! Poetry Hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 4/19/2019 7:49:00 AM
The road to love leads us to a never ending path of positivity The road to hate is always misguided A poem with a wise message, Richard.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2019 8:56:00 AM
Thanks Ralph.
Date: 4/18/2019 6:08:00 PM
You are sooo right.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/19/2019 8:56:00 AM
Thanks so much.
Date: 4/17/2019 6:00:00 PM
Like little children with pointed finger blaming, we need to realize, every one pays the price for selfish decisions. Nicely worded Richard. Hope all is well, xo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/18/2019 9:40:00 AM
Yes all is well. Thanks Pixie.
Date: 4/17/2019 3:33:00 PM
It is time to pause and think with a clear mind, putting passion and extreme emotions aside. We bother too much about blame...what about concentrating on solutions. Regards // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/18/2019 9:41:00 AM
Thanks Paul.
Date: 4/17/2019 12:38:00 PM
- A great and thoughtful poem, Richard - I wish you a wonderful Easter :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/17/2019 2:29:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise. Hugs Rick
Date: 4/17/2019 11:30:00 AM
So true my friend. Hate and division go together like eggs and bacon.... Current politics and culture in America has been divided and is getting further divided each day. A sad reality, as your verses nail it ... A fav..
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/17/2019 2:29:00 PM
Thanks Robert.
Date: 4/17/2019 4:07:00 AM
Well said, Richard, a powerful poem:)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/17/2019 9:48:00 AM
Thanks Jo.
Date: 4/15/2019 11:10:00 AM
Here we are, just like before the Civil War and some of the very same issues. The sad thing about division is we have to ask what we are dividing up for? We are not teams! We are the balance of power and it was always meant that there would be two points of view and then compromise. Hate doesn’t give us solutions and our strength has always been in unity. At this pace, we will only be weaker. Well done John. Unity in 2020!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/15/2019 11:36:00 AM
Watching from Canada and not having specific allegiances I find the climate to be disturbing. I have friends on both sides who are amazing people and they have more in common than they realize.
Date: 4/14/2019 6:23:00 PM
right down life's alley...we forget to put human right's interest first...incredible write, rich...huggs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/15/2019 8:26:00 AM
Thanks Nette, hugs Rick.
Date: 4/14/2019 11:38:00 AM
Good one. There is too much hate going around. !
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/14/2019 11:39:00 AM
Thanks Heidi.