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THE OBITURARY OF THE UNITED STATES

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The miscarriage of justice continued today in the Senate. My response to the what the Senate has become in the United States.

Lower the flags to half mast, America the Beautiful has been gutted, Its word emptied of all meaning, There is no jubilant throng singing, “Glory, glory Hallelujah!” Our nation’s heroes rise From their earthen graves enraged And cry out to the heavens, “Have our cruel deaths been in vain?!” Their ghosts march en masse On the nation’s capital to haunt Those who have betrayed our nation In the Chamber of the Senate. Abraham Lincoln holds his head in his hands, And weeps bitterly for his nation. All he endured to protect the Union from traitors Has been destroyed in a single vote. Our Founding Fathers who had sacrificed all Watch in horror as the orange faced buffoon Mounts the steps of the Capital with The beloved Constitution of the United States Attached to the bottom of his shoe Like used toilet paper. Tomorrow morning in newspapers Throughout the nation the obituary is written, “The United States of America, Born on July 4, 1776, died on February 5, 2020 In the Senate, Washington D.C.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 2/23/2020 4:28:00 AM
POET THIS IS NOT SO HARD TO SEE, WHY ARE SO FEW SPEAKING UP, AND EVEN LESS, DOING ANYTHING. YES, I AM YELLING! ''GREAT JOB POET.''
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Robert Wagner
Date: 2/26/2020 7:11:00 PM
Thank you Vickie. I lived through the violence of the 60's and saw how close the U.S. came to being torn asunder, but not even then with all the assassinations of that time had the nation been so rip apart as what has happened over the past three years.
Date: 2/23/2020 4:21:00 AM
MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY!
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Date: 2/14/2020 1:11:00 PM
But he knows more than the generals, he has said so himself! Conquer and divide with narcissistic pride! I try to stay away from political discussions but your best poem on the subject that expresses so well my feelings too, caused me to leave a reply. It is a truly sad situation that so many who follow refuse to see. A Fave from me! Blessings
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Vicki Acquah
Date: 2/23/2020 4:23:00 AM
THIS NO TIME TO STAY CLEAR, POETS MUST POET!
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Robert Wagner
Date: 2/17/2020 10:44:00 AM
Thank you Connie. Having grown up in Chicago during the 60's with the memories of the Martin Luther King Jr riot, the 1968 Democratic Convention, the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, followed by the Nixon years, the Vietnam War, I once thought the U.S. had learned its lesson and would never return to violence and chaos of those years. Trump has proven those sentiments wrong. What has transpired in the past weeks and continues to happen is an attack upon American democracy. These are far more serious times.
Date: 2/12/2020 11:48:00 AM
Good piece! The glory of America has been severely battered. A dictatorship is knocking at her door to take her remains for interment.
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Date: 2/17/2020 10:45:00 AM
Thank you Augustine. We are experiencing an all out assault on American democracy.
Date: 2/11/2020 9:12:00 PM
sad but probably too true. feel free to see or comment mine on poetrysoup. zieg heil and nevertheless and tell me about it are cool pics. perhaps there is still hope. maybe just perhaps. be well.
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Date: 2/17/2020 10:46:00 AM
Daniel, there is always room for hope. I suppose I am best described as a cynical optimist.
Date: 2/11/2020 6:21:00 PM
Brilliant writing and a powerful message for our country.
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Date: 2/11/2020 8:21:00 PM
Thank you Franci. Blessings to you.
Date: 2/11/2020 5:16:00 PM
WOW! great writing on an important theme for our country!
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Date: 2/11/2020 8:23:00 PM
Thank you Alison. I have been following the New Hampshire primaries this evening and praying that the collective wisdom will reveal a champion for our nation.
Date: 2/5/2020 8:57:00 PM
The truth will always set you free. Many need to search what is being said, instead of making assumptions. ~ Brandy
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Date: 2/5/2020 6:53:00 PM
This very powerful. You hit the nail on the head. Damn well done.
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Date: 2/5/2020 5:35:00 PM
You nailed it robert and i had to smile at orange faced buffoon, I worry not only for the US but for the world :-( hugs Jan xx a
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