Political Change?

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    Political Change?


    Mid-term elections are upon us and the media is screaming

    That if we think the Democrats will hold we must be dreaming

    The Republicans are smirking and rubbing their hands

    In anticipation of taking control and stating their demands

    They say they are sure they can clean up this mess

    Even though their only plan is to punt and regress

    Both Progressives and Tea-party candidates are hopeful

    All clamoring for votes by spreading more bull

    We look through glazed-over eyes at the election stage

    Seeing what appears to be just more political road rage

    Back room planning is underway to preserve the plutocracy

    And to make the citizens think that it is really democracy

    But we know better; at least I hope we do

    Even though the following most likely will continue to hold true

    No matter what results the next election may bring

    You can damn well be sure it won’t change a thing.

     

    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg October 19, 2010

     

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    Oblaidon commented on Political Change?

    10-25-2010

    Ah, yes, politics. Poly meaning many and ticks meaning blood suckers. Good write my friend.

    rsalassi commented on Political Change?

    10-25-2010

    Like the wise old doctor taking the political temperature of a patient too feeble to care, you have uncovered a universal prognosis.....NOTHING will change. Excellent write.

    MindNumbing commented on Political Change?

    10-20-2010

    **Bravo!** In an effort to avoid any sort of political debate, I'll just say that this is WONDERFULLY written Hampton!! I enjoyed all the comments also, and had to laugh a little at a few that I came across ;) I love the attached pic, too... could it be more perfect? Nicely done :)

    Chaos128 commented on Political Change?

    10-20-2010

    Ha ha who leaked you the new flag design? That was supposed to be kept under wraps until China officially took possession of everthing west of the rockies. you've got some explaining to do : D

    Hampton

    10/20/2010

    Rats, foiled again.

    StandingBear commented on Political Change?

    10-20-2010

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Political climate will always have the mud slinging and the little people will become smaller. Big Brother watches and rules.

    Hampton

    10/20/2010

    Amen to that comment brother.

    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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