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Stars and those with Stripes

"America First",
is the worst.
Should not thinking of others,
be your thirst?
Those who are selfish,
end up being cursed!
Soon they'll be last,
instead of first.

Who among you,
prefers guns and war?
Do you really have freedom,
shore to shore?
If most have less,
are you happy with more?
Should the privileged few,
be guarding the door?
Protectionism,
rots you to the core.
In the end,
you won't know who it's for?

What does it mean,
to be "Great Again"?
I'll listen to learn,
try your best to explain!
Were there fields of cotton and sugarcane?
Was it back of the bus perfect,
everyone staying in their own lane?
A pain striped passport,
for those on the soul train.
If you know the truth,
please speak it plain.
I want to find great,
I've wracked my brain.
Whose America are you trying to regain?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/8/2019 10:56:00 AM
How did I miss this first time around? I watched the news last nite, both Fox and CNN, where is the America we longed for? Well defined write.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 10/10/2019 11:30:00 PM
Thanks DM. I agree.
Date: 10/24/2018 9:55:00 AM
Hi Richard, this is a thought provoking write. It is well written and too the point. I wont stay on this one wrong because my thoughts go to the idiot and then anger. When does America get back to her greatness? I love the content of your write. It has left me thinking and as i always say, that is not a bad thing. A Fave. Funny, I don't usually read Political Verse. Have a wonderful Wednesday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 7/13/2018 9:29:00 AM
I love the fields of cotton and sugarcane I would never have thought of that it makes it so inviting in your line of words thanks for truly liking my work
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/13/2018 4:28:00 PM
My pleasure Robin. Thanks for dropping by.
Date: 4/8/2018 9:08:00 AM
Thought provoking piece which many can relate to and policies he implements impact not just in the US:-( Belated congrats on your POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/10/2018 7:08:00 PM
An intriguing, thought provoking and compelling poem Richard. Powerfully expressed my friend. Belated congratulations on your well deserved POTD honors!
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Date: 3/7/2018 7:41:00 PM
Indeed Rich whose America But the puppet strings of patriotism are long and winding and the source is rarely visible. Nice write...
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Date: 3/5/2018 7:44:00 PM
Hello Richard ,congratulation on POTD. Hav anice eveningmy frend.
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Date: 3/5/2018 12:11:00 AM
I relate to your words on a personal level Richard. A well written poem asking most important questions. Congratulations on having it honored with POTD! : )
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/5/2018 7:39:00 AM
Thanks Connie., what a great comment to start my morning.
Date: 3/4/2018 5:25:00 PM
Interesting to see if his presidential term last, also if it does, if he can command a second term. Only the Citizens of the USA, can decide. One concern is that now China's Xi Jinping wants a lifelong term, Trump may get ideas..
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Date: 3/3/2018 7:31:00 PM
Oh Richard I couldn't have said it better myself.like leanne there is more I could say but I will keep my opinions to myself, you have really spoken the truth in this remarkable piece of poetry and congrat's on POTD, take care......Vera
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/4/2018 8:31:00 AM
Don’t hold back on my account. Thanks for your visit Vera.
Date: 3/3/2018 1:49:00 AM
Speaking the truth is always difficult, Richard, but I'm glad you have done just that here....and so well. I hope that this poem will get people to rethink some of his policies. Sorry I've been away...Hugs
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/3/2018 8:43:00 AM
I am saddened by all that is transpiring. He rethinks his policies daily hourly and by the second. His is a mind of shifting sand. God help the world.
Date: 3/2/2018 12:14:00 AM
I have a lot I could say about why America isn't "great" but it wouldn't go over well. Congrats on your POTD.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/3/2018 8:40:00 AM
I feel that greatness does lay within. I know many amazing people but I fear the ones who have taken control.
Date: 3/1/2018 8:45:00 AM
A powerful write Richard, really enjoyed. A fave for sure;-)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/1/2018 9:06:00 AM
Thanks Keith.
Date: 3/1/2018 2:11:00 AM
A belated congratulations on POTD Richard on this excellent write, have been in Hawaii these last three days and just catching up with PS today....Maria
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/1/2018 8:50:00 AM
Lucky you! I hope you had an amazing time.
Date: 2/28/2018 9:43:00 PM
Such a majestic and powerful country, I could add more, but I'd be torn to shreds. Yeah, a person racks their brains constantly on the shambles of the 'leading' nation, those it's Heads of Power attempt to lead on it's home soil, as well as on the world stage. Congrats on POTD.
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Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 3/4/2018 10:13:00 PM
The box here isn't BIG enough...don't get me started. Being torn to shreds doesn't really worry me, I'll wait for the next one. I try to be polite in sophisticated company. I think your Nova Scotia or Canada though, so you're safe....well, maybe.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/1/2018 8:24:00 AM
Thanks Leanne, you would not be torn to shreds. I welcome alternate perspectives. In fact I am surprised the other side of the coin has not been expressed.
Date: 2/28/2018 8:15:00 PM
Back to congratulate you on POTD hugs Eve
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Date: 2/28/2018 7:10:00 PM
Congratulations on receiving POTD. I am so happy to be Canadian.
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Date: 2/28/2018 5:33:00 PM
Hi Richard, a belated congratulations for this poem of the day. The accolade is well deserved. You go from strength to strength in your poetry Richard. This one goes into my faves. Such a powerful and honest write. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 2/28/2018 4:46:00 PM
Richard Supreme write, Congrats on your POTD post. This verse is so true, stellar write Thanks for sharing your creativity,,, James
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Date: 2/28/2018 11:59:00 AM
Congrats!!! my friend...great write Richard...excellent for POTD...stay in the light...^WW^
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Date: 2/28/2018 11:12:00 AM
Congratulations! We'll never be great without respect, and this man is not the one to command it.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 3/1/2018 9:11:00 AM
True.
Date: 2/28/2018 9:40:00 AM
Congrats on POTD...
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 2/28/2018 9:49:00 AM
Thanks.
Date: 2/28/2018 9:36:00 AM
Slam! Powerful pen Richard! Perfect selection for POTD, a must read. Congratulations to you and your muse :) xomo!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 2/28/2018 9:39:00 AM
Thanks Maureen, it was a pleasant surprise.
Date: 2/28/2018 7:58:00 AM
Richard, A well worthy POTD, congratulations! Mick
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 2/28/2018 8:10:00 AM
Thanks Mick.
Date: 2/28/2018 5:46:00 AM
Congratulations on P.O.T.D. Richard
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 2/28/2018 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Tom.
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