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

     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: 3/31/2018 4:25:00 PM
Very well said, Michael!! I often question all this too. It is mind boggling how things are lately. Keep up the great writing :)
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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 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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Michael E. Harris
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 ;)