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A Politician's Creed

© 2012 (Jim Sularz)

We are conceived by short sightedness,
nurtured with unbridled power.

We believe in self-interest,
and the dollar almighty.

As masters of deception and treachery,
we father hatred and misery.

We revel in our own injustice,
wallow in our lies and debauchery.

We believe the ends justify the means,
and we will prevail at any cost.

War is our flagged banner,
diplomacy is retreat.

We are judges and lock key,
and will suppress all opposition.

We shall never relinquish our fraternity,
to the higher purpose of the people.

And through their manifest ignorance,
will our aims take flight and conspire!


Copyright © Jim Sularz | Year Posted 2016


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Answer Me This

Americans have overcome many great trials,
But harbor too some persistent denials.
Stubbornly clutching long-held positions,
Over time have become national traditions.
Pride in the sanctity of individualism,
Elevates in stature, creating a schism.
Unresolved core beliefs, rationalization,
Test the thinking of this citizen nation.

Answer Me This:
Why do so many use the credo that "the ends justify the means"?

Knowing that this is not always true is not a revelation.
Similarly, two wrongs do not make a right.
Provisional right and wrong are practically necessary.
Short-term gain cannot be exchanged sacrificing long-term integrity.

Answer Me This:
Why can't we resolve gender, race, religious, age and sexual orientation biases and discrimination?

Most of the world understands, we lag behind.
Nearly 7 billion people think of us as one human family.
Much of America still does not agree.

Answer Me this:
Why can't we balance individual self interest and collective interest equitably?

When individual interest substantially effects the health and safety of the collective, it must give way.

Answer Me This:
Why does our foreign policy say "my enemy's enemy is my friend"?

This faulty logic does not allow that the enemy's enemy may be another enemy.
This can lead to dire diplomatic consequences.

All these basic questions are easy to dismiss, 
Eventually representing an intellectual abyss.
Our people have shown courage under duress,
Demonstrating kindness to others and selflessness.
Our ability to think, innovate, create,
Is really no matter for international debate.
The world sees our achievements one must confess,
Over centuries no other rivals America's progress.
So why, after all, can't you answer me this,
These things that we do and continually miss?



Copyright © Greg Gaul | Year Posted 2018


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What Happened

They're never supposed to end, they're 
supposed to last forever
Its supposed to be locked down but it's as 
light as a feather
Someone could've been your best friend 
forever a few years back
But now you turn and look at them and be 
like "who is that?"
Friendships are seesaws, one minute 
you're cool, the next youre enemies
One minute you're fightin', the next 
Drinkin' Hennessey
Facebook friends same people that'll rob 
you
Same people who'll start huggin' you then 
try to mob you
People lie when they say friendships 
always last
Now seein' someone you would've given 
your life for is like a blast from the past
Wise words were told by Machiavelli and 
Kanye but who's will last longer
One said "the ends justify the means" the 
other, "That don't kill me, Can only make 
me stronger"
We used to be close, especially when you 
lived up the block
You can walk right past me but that don't 
come as a shock
You always got so much to say, but I'm 
just laughin' at 'cha
You really just don't know. But I ain't mad 
at 'cha.


Copyright © Hadrian Bohannon | Year Posted 2013


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Graveyard Witch

Oh no and I will not forget tonight!
If you loved me you'd treat me well
Oh but what the hell, don’t you know pay backs are hell!
You will be sorry when I work my spell on you,
Yes you will be sorry for the rest of your cursed life!
'Cuz it's back to the Graveyard once again. Too late now to make amends.
Try as you may you cannot win! Oh the curse of the Gypsy witch will haunt you
'til the day you die. Some things cannot be forgiven and this is one of those
Things, I’ve taken all I'm gonna take from the old Lion and blue grey eyes.
You have no one else to blame but yourself, now the ends justify the means on
Great dark wings. And it's back to the Graveyard once again. Too late now to make amends.
Try; try as you may now you just can't win! You are no match
For the Graveyard Witch and yes it is back to the Graveyard once again!


Copyright © Bo Lanier | Year Posted 2015


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Graveyard Witch

Oh no and I will not forget tonight! If you loved me you'd treat me well oh but what the hell, don’t you know pay backs are hell! You will be sorry when I work my spell on you, yes you will be sorry for the rest of your cursed life! 'Cuz it's back to the Graveyard once again. Too late now to make amends. Try as you may you cannot win! Oh the curse of the Gypsy witch will haunt you 'til the day you die. Some things cannot be forgiven and this is one of those things. I’ve taken all I'm gonna take from the old Lion and blue grey eyes. You have no one else to blame but yourself, now the ends justify the means on great dark wings. And it's back to the Graveyard once again.
Too late now to make amends. Try; try as you may now you just can't win! You are no match for the Graveyard Witch and yes it is back to the Graveyard once again!


Copyright © Bo Lanier | Year Posted 2016