The Politician

Old Glory

Old Glory

Some I will convince

Against their will

And others will know

From the first

I am right and

My cause is just

 

If my followers flag

I will quote from

The Bible or blame

The Muslims with

Their Sharia law

 

Forget we’ve all

Been warned that

The devil can quote

Scripture too

 

And remember it has

Always been this way

(Or at least since we

Changed the law

Last week)

 

For your very own good

We are here to destroy

Your government and

All your ‘entitlements’ too

I promise you’ll be

Grateful in the end

 

So pay no attention

To the deep dark

Shadows that I cast

(And thank you for

Your generous donation

On your way out)

 

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Born in a small, Illinois log cabin. No, that won't work. The pampered only child of incredibly wealthy parents. No, that doesn't fly either. Raised by French nuns after her aristocratic parents were beheaded. No, that's been done! An East Coast transplant to the Pacific Northwest, this notoriously late bloomer began her new life with a new career as a writer and blogger. She has taken to both the new location and the career move like a duck to water. Writing for Expats Post is a new adventure, and our intrepid risk-taker is diving in, feeling right at home with so many old friends.
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  • Cher Duncombe

    Brilliant writing, Melody and so very true!

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Thank you, Cher. Now if only Larry Conley and Dean Walker like it! :)

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  • http://aheartonthematter.wordpress.com Dani Heart

    Wow. Strong piece. :)

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Dani, thank you. Can you tell I’m just a bit annoyed with the current situation? I’m sure people have been saying much the same thing about politicians since they came into being. 😛

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  • Larry Conley

    Melody,

    Larry Conley definitely likes it!

    “For your very own good

    We are here to destroy

    Your government and

    All your ‘entitlements’ too

    I promise you’ll be

    Grateful in the end”

    Masterful irony in the last two lines; blinding truth in the first four.

    If we are to negligent or ignorant to pierce the web of lies, we will have a government that panders to the hostile, suspicious, and credulous.

    Thank you for this penetrating piece!

    Larry

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      Larry, thank you so much. One of the things that really makes me angry is that they’re doing terrible harm to our country and its people, and then we have to Pay their salaries for doing it! I want people to wake up to what’s going on and get angry, too.

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  • http://skdd.wordpress.com Theresa H Hall

    Reminds me of the book “1984”. During the days it took me to read that darkly depressing book, I kept hearing about Double Speak”, and I shrugged my shoulders thinking that would never happen here … in the good old USA. When I’m wrong I say I’m wrong.

    A strong work.

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    • http://www.pacificmelody.wordpress.com/ Melody J Haislip

      You probably also wouldn’t try to put half the human race in the corner. The GOP didn’t learn much from the most recent elections. (I wonder if anyone has mentioned to them that women have the vote.)

      Theresa, that’s the best way to fight back against this. We make up 53% of voters these days, so depression is not an option. We have to vote these people out of office.

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