WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON

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This country is going to hell in a hand basket Grand Ma use to say. 50 years ago. so called modernization could indeed drive people insain. 


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WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON

                                WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON

     SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO ASK...WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.
          AM I REALLY... HERE ON EARTH... OR DID I GO BEYOND.

                     VOLCANO'S HEATING THE OCEANS TEMPS.
                        LAWYERS TWISTING LAWS TILL BENT.
                        HOMELESS SLEEPING IN LITTLE TENTS.
                    WORKING PEOPLE CAN'T PAY THEIR RENTS.
   
      SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO ASK...WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.
            AM I REALLY HERE ON EARTH OR DID I GO BEYOND.

                    BANKSTERS CONTROL THE CURRENCIES.
                   PRESCRIPTIONS WRITTEN WITH URGENCY.
                        ZOMBIES PASSING IN FRONT OF ME.
                      SO MANY THINGS ONE CAN'T BELIEVE.

      SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO ASK...WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON
            AM I REALLY HERE ON EARTH OR DID I GO BEYOND.

            DRUG MANUFACTURERS, POISONING MANY PEOPLE.
           MAIN STREET MEDIA TURNING THEM IN TO SHEEPLE.
       INTERNET VIEWED BY MANY AS A DIRTY LITTLE PEEP SHOW.
          I FIND MYSELF ON MY KNEES UNDER A CHURCH STEEPLE.

      SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO ASK...WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.
             AM I REALLY HERE ON EARTH OR DID I GO BEYOND.

                          ALL RELIGIONS CAN'T BE WRONG.
                      IF I DON'T BELIEVE SO I DON'T BELONG.
                          HATRED SPREADING FROM A SONG.
           GOLD BOUGHT AND SMUGGLED THROUGH HONK KONG.

      SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO ASK...WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON
             AM I REALLY HERE ON EARTH OR DID I GO BEYOND.

                   THIS CAN'T BE HEAVEN, IT MIGHT BE HELL
                             ECONOMY ISN'T DOING WELL
                  LOOSING FREEDOMS FROM WHAT I CAN TELL.
                      NOTHING TAUGHT ABOUT LIBERTY BELL.

      SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO ASK...WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.
              AM I REALLY HERE ON EARTH OR DID I GO BEYOND.

          OH MY GOD...LORD HAVE MERCY...HELP ME UNDERSTAND.
                I REALLY BELIEVE THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG.
                                WITH OUR MODERN MAN.
              I KINDA FEEL ...I'M CONFUSED..I'M REALLY IN A JAM.
       CAN YOU PLEASE...SHED SOME LIGHT...SO I CAN UNDERSTAND.

        SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO ASK...WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.
               AM I REALLY HERE ON EARTH OR DID I GO BEYOND.

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Date: 9/30/2017 3:15:00 AM
This is a very strong message, and although I do not live in your country, I understand. It reads more as lyrics than narrative by the way, but I like it.
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Michael E. Harris
Date: 9/30/2017 11:28:00 AM
Thank You Darren. I see you have created a few works of art. I was thinking about my Granny when I created this poem. She would have a fit with whats going on today in this country. 50 years ago she was saying This country is going to hell in a hand basket. I can only imagine what the founding fathers might say.
Date: 9/27/2017 12:22:00 PM
Wonderful expression about present day world. Perfectly true, as we realise. Even the world leaders are talking, acting and behaving like selfish and immature people. What can we expect from others? The question comes-- should we really be here or we go beyond.--- Rohini
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Date: 9/27/2017 12:40:00 PM
My Grandma use to say this country is going to hell in a hand basket back in the early 70's. she would be out raged today because we are there.
Date: 9/27/2017 11:00:00 AM
Michael, This is an awesome poem, I find myself standing right there beside you, gazing out into the world, and mumbling, "What the Heck?' Very awesome poem. Love and hugs, Catie :)
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Date: 9/27/2017 12:46:00 PM
My Grandma use to say this country is going to hell in a hand basket back in the early 70's. she would be out raged today because we are there. Just imagine if we were grandma. Am I really here on earth or did I go beyond THANKS CATIE ;)