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SOMETIMES RED

SOMETIMES RED It happens when I see a little boy kick a kitten Or someone’s three-year-old children Having a tantrum in a supermarket And the parents doing nothing but watch it And I say to myself oh boy I reckon I could put that kid’s behavior right in a second With my hard right hand Or when I read of Bono flying his personal jet and Helicopter Into Zambia to witness at first-hand the demise Of lions, which he cares “so deeply” about (tearful eyes) Those conferences in Paris of heads of state talking About South America, with starvation and death stalking, Then adjourning to some palace for dinner and dance Or David Beckham giving a charity performance Appealing for the blind kids of Moscow, so “close to” his heart I don’t know why but whenever I see a politician or upstart Rich star offering to help some downtrodden I just feel this way and then I want to burst into sudden Laughter at the same time to control the feeling For who’s kidding who? These powerful rich “appealing” Figures could easily give a thousand times as much To their ”cause” without feeling the pinch or even a touch So I guess it’s their minimalism which gets me going I feel so…I don’t know….well it’s not the knowing But always the same feeling, and it makes me long To. . . . . at least the kids don’t clearly know right from wrong But these adult figures, well I just can’t get my head Around their attitudes and it always makes me see red. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( Emotion is anger ) Entered in Debbie Guzzi ‘s Contest “Emote”

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Date: 6/27/2011 7:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Debbie's "Emote" contest Syd. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/26/2011 1:44:00 AM
So powerful, Sydney. Many congrats on your well deserved SUPER WIN. Lainie.
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Date: 6/23/2011 8:05:00 AM
I can so identify with that feeling of rage of the injustice of the world...and those who feed off the misfortune...you have said it better than I could. Well done, Syd!
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Sidney Beck
Date: 6/23/2011 8:45:00 AM
yeah Carrie, i guess you're right, injustice is the key word it always makes me wanna get up and do something about it you know......thanks for your kind support ... best wishes Syd
Date: 6/22/2011 8:01:00 PM
Yup, one can definitely see red sometimes, with boiling blood to boot... Super congrats on your win with this Sydney!
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Date: 6/22/2011 3:45:00 PM
congratulations on your emotional poem and win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/22/2011 3:38:00 PM
The insincerity of politicals and new stars outrages me as well, Syd. Boy, this poem is packed with anger. Congratulations on your big win in Deb's contest. Love, Carolyn
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Sidney Beck
Date: 6/23/2011 8:43:00 AM
Thanks for your kind remarks...yes i guess its true....mylines there were filled with anger and maybe i didnt even realise the extent of it....L O L ....... live and learn Carolyn
Date: 6/22/2011 2:51:00 PM
Most excellent winning write and in so many ways I couldn't agree more!Congrad's on your big win! Light & Love
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Sidney Beck
Date: 6/23/2011 8:38:00 AM
Again Deb thank you for your kind placing for my worthless crap.....listen, its a surprise to me how your contests have a tendency t o expose my inner anger......normally i am taken for a pretty easy going guy with lots of humor, but I guess it disguises a real hidden anger at lots of things..i've often said that if yo u read a lot of somebody's poetry you get to know that person quite well...do you agree..? best wishes a s always.. Angry Syd