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THis poem is not aimed at our new President. It is aimed at both aisles of Congress that care only for their individual ideologies and care little for the common good of the people of this great country. 


Listen closely good citizens to the carefully crafted chatter

More lies than truth but what does it matter

A little fib here and a little fib there

The politicians need the votes so why should they care

The promises come easy one after another

A landslide of rhetoric intended to smother

“When I am elected” they say  “all will be well”

“So trust me with your future” they fervently yell

Once elected they turn from the smiling father figure

To a smirking know it all whose position we can’t even measure

They have their Cadillac healthcare plan and retirement assured

So your cries for justice will likely never be heard

Is it representation you seek from your elected official?

How dare you expect that they listen to the voice of the people?

Their position is clear and they will voice it out loud

“You elected me to vote my conscience and to do so I’m proud”

So be quiet little people don’t disturb their hard work

They are busy promoting their next unearned perk 

They have no time for your opinion that interrupts their busy day

“You don’t understand politics” you will always hear them say

So what choice do we have but to wait for them to seek re-election

When once again they will throw promises in every direction

But remember the United States Constitution is clear as is the Bill of Rights

So send them packing good citizen and let’s take this great country to new heights.



 ©Copyright 2007 Charli

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jyothi commented on Politicians


Great write. Now people're aware of Politicians but hope to get good leader ,voting's necessary.There're few who've changed the world.



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dahlusion commented on Politicians


Today's politics is like a rank slice of cheese, nobody but sick rats will swallow it. An Enlightening write. Bravo!! Peace and Light, dah



Well said my friend, well said. Thank you for visiting.

Kanicki commented on Politicians


Hampton a well written docment of poetry that certainly resonates with 'We The People' Love it! In particular I enjoy the way you don't display bias for any party or against another...you shed the light/darkness on all politicians and are not stuck in the Brand A Brand B style of political of thinking...you Rock! 10 +



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Olan01 commented on Politicians


Going back and checking my friends, wins. Congrats, friend. I see this is too a political rant, like mine, smile. This is the revolution that Jefferson make mention of in his speeches. This is one of the flaws of a republic; we elect Representatives/Senators and presents to represent the majority; they cannot represent all, only a majority so the minority feel cheated and complains but when election times comes; they reelect the same person more likely than not and then they are dissatisfied or the new person elected become their dislike. I have always been in favor of a single six year term; thereby they can do their thing and not worry about reelection; you have one chance and that's it and then you are out bring in the new.



Thank you for taking the time to sift back through the archives. It gave me great joy to see your poem win the weekly contest as more voices need to be raised to call attention to the plutocracy that has gripped our great country. It may seem at times that we are helpless in the battle but those that would serve themselves instead of the country as a whole need to realize that we are far from clueless.

stellar commented on Politicians


you really painted it so well Hamp...as usual I always love your wit...I never expect that politicians in your country is also similar to ours...but...because our country is very poor...politicians can afford to buy their votes here...in exchange for money that cost only 3 meals...and also they will not hire you if they identify that you are an opposition...there is no dignity in our country during election....Great poem Hamp...^_^ v



Sorry I am late in replying. I very much appreciate your comments.

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Plato (BC 427-BC 347) Greek philosopher.

Hampton’s Poems (111)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Searching 5
The Poetess 14
Nonsense 12
Solitude 18
Lame Limericks 14
Message to Papa 15
Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
The Computer From Hell 18
Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
The Mind In Motion 13
The Game of Poetry 9
Silence 55
WordSlinger 19
Holiday Thoughts 12
Sweet Mary 18
From White to Grey to Black 19
The Reckoning 12
And All of That Jazz 16
Today 25
No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
Lucky 10
You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
Saturday Night 13
Political Change? 14
The Female Gender 17
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
Remembering 11
This Web We Weave 13
The End 16
The Day the Clouds Cried 16
The Path of Life 12
My Mother Ruth 12
Humanities Challenge 14
A Cowboy's Perspective 12
July in Buda Texas 14
The OP Poets Parade 20
The Chatelaine 12
Shot Through the Heart 17
Poetry and Fine Wine 18
The Man What Am 10
The Final Beat of My Heart 16
The Rainbow of Poets 19
A Cowboy's Lament 13
Of This World I am Not 17
The Wee People 19
An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
The Scent of Love 14
Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
Memories of Times Past 13
The Dance of the Poets 20
The Confession 14
Road to Obscurity 18
Barbara 14
Shadows 15
Prescience 17
Words That Bind 54
Wondering 26
New Year News from Buda Texas 13
We Are All Witnesses 16
Christmas 25
A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
The 9 ers 24
Love Defined 27
Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
More News From Buda Texas 26
Choices 26
News from Buda, Texas 21
In Search of God 21
Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
Out of the Darkness 15
Visions from Within the Mist 18
Baseball 12
The Night Stalker 16
The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
The Sounds of Time 17
The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
Blah Blah Blah 14
One Two Three 13
Carpe Viam 11
Love in the Afternoon 13
The Moth 14
Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
The Creative Process 19
The Truth and the Tribe 19
The Long Wait. 19
Feathers 26
The Arrow 14
Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
Ghostly Images 16
Friends 11
Angels Without Wings 20
The Rider 16
Pride and Shame 18
The Winning Poet is.... 21
Memories 13
Politicians 67
Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
God's Visit 17
Poets and Poems 20
Love Thy Neighbor 13
Renewal 8
The Roar of Silence 17
Blessed Are These Days 4
Time and Space 5
Life's Journey 8
Gift To The Fallen 16
Hunger 21
The Antique Shop 30