Why?

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Why?

Why do we praise people that are only in for cash
Why don't we praise the ones out there getting slash'
What about the doctor that saves your little girl
What about the soldier fighting for your world

Why the celeb with a million-dollar smile
Over the man who has seen the real trial?
Why the music man with no soul
Over the solider that paid the final toll?

Why the hot guy that you will never meet
Over the man who saved a boy from a horrid feat?
Why the druggie on TV
Over the fireman or EMT?

Why the rapper without a giving  heart
Over the starving vet working minimum wage at Walmart?
Why the big boobed, sickly skinny chick
Over the men with a life-saving trick? 

Why do we praise drunk and high celebrities
Over the men that gave us our liberties?
Why the people only in for the fame
Over the people who were slain?

What did they do for society
While men died for our right of piety?
Why do we worship mortal man
When someone has a bigger plan?

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Len commented on Why?

11-07-2011

This poem sums up the reasons why Americans are both loved and hated in places all over the world. Our nation is based on greed, and everyone here deep down wants to be rich, repected, or feared. Compassion is not one of our celebrated qualities. This is a very good piece, and should have a lot more comments.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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