Life Obama's Way

September 17, 2009
By CelticThundeGurl SILVER, Benson, North Carolina
CelticThundeGurl SILVER, Benson, North Carolina
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"It is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams."






















- Pres. Ronald Reagan


She was in that school chair all the time,
And all day long.
She was tired of all this teaching,
And all the things that she got wrong.
She left there in a hurry, ran to her house,
Told her mom she was quitting,
She was going to drop out.
Her mom sat her down and said,
"Honey, please don't do this."
But her mind was made up,
And she couldn't be dealt with.
She told her mom that she was, sick of learning,
And that she wouldn't go back,
Even though she could see her mom it was hurting.

Life came hard and cruel to that little girl,
And she began to realize,
She had given up the world.
She had a poor little job,
At a convenience store.
And her trashy car had broken something
She just couldn't afford.
Her friends who had finished school had all become a success,
And she saw she had made of her life a complete mess.

She wanted to fix things,
But she couldn't pay for school.
And they didn't give any scholarships,
'Cause the government was cruel.
They had ruined the economy,
And had taken all the cash.
They had killed her elderly grandmother,
And all the old ones at last.

The President was a Communist,
And there was no hope.
The America she knew as a child,
Had all gone up in smoke.
One day she tells her children,
Of how it was like,
To be free to make decisions,
Without fear of a fight.
The veterans run and hide in fear,
Of the President now,
Because he says that they are a threat,
And they must be wiped out.

What happened to that country,
Land of the Free?
It was taken over by a man,
Who was communist as could be.

In the end there's no one old, fat, or free,
And no one has the choice to be
What they want to be.

The author's comments:
I was encouraged to write this poem because it seems to be a way to express the direction our country is headed. I wanted to write this on this web site because we, the teenagers of America are the ones who will have to live with all of this junk. We have the opportunity to change the future. Let's take it!

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on May. 28 2010 at 7:19 am
heatherthered BRONZE, 000, New Jersey
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Th only thing hes done to help foregin relations is travel the world with our tax dollars and telling everyone how sorry we are and all of that crap.

on May. 28 2010 at 7:18 am
heatherthered BRONZE, 000, New Jersey
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Please tell me your joking.  Maybe he hasnt done anything wrong but he has done nothing right

on May. 28 2010 at 7:17 am
heatherthered BRONZE, 000, New Jersey
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This is so 10000000% true

on May. 14 2010 at 8:31 pm
fictionlover10 SILVER, Scottsdale, Arizona
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I agree that while the poem was well written, your ideas weren't backed up and you were just accusing Obama of things he hasn't done. You need to learn to have respect for the president because he has a tough job and is in a tough situation right now.

MiriamH said...
on May. 2 2010 at 8:52 am
MiriamH, Mequon, Wisconsin
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“I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.”

Do you like the idea of it??

MiriamH said...
on May. 2 2010 at 8:51 am
MiriamH, Mequon, Wisconsin
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“I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.”

Well, you can do whatever you want JoCoGirl, because even if you get other people's supptort, not everyone is as mislead as some.

MiriamH said...
on May. 2 2010 at 8:49 am
MiriamH, Mequon, Wisconsin
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“I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.”

Jocogirl, you really think that Sarah palin will rush in and save the day. What will she do? Use her so called international relations to settle the debt. Yeah, I am sure the part of Russia she can see from her yard would be happy to hear that!

MiriamH said...
on May. 2 2010 at 8:46 am
MiriamH, Mequon, Wisconsin
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“I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.”

I don;t understand how people are sexist agains themselves Jocogirl! (if you are a girl) It is ridiculous, maybe some women don't want to be home with their families. Maybe some women want to fight for their country. By the way, they want to fight for their country which means respect it and it's PRESIDENT, the way that they should be respected.

MiriamH said...
on May. 2 2010 at 8:38 am
MiriamH, Mequon, Wisconsin
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“I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.”

Your poem was well written. I hate the ideas you put into it. Obama has done nothing wrong! THe only things he is doing are things that need to be done to wake this lazy country up. People here need to learn what it means to work to fix something. It is not always easy. Do you think that any other person could have done better. Everyone is just being lazy and is not willing to fight for the right cause when it is there under their noses!

on Apr. 21 2010 at 4:21 pm
WiggityWack SILVER, Blahhhh, Nebraska
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Hope. Dream. Make it happen..>>

Thanks hepburn!!

hepburn said...
on Apr. 16 2010 at 10:32 am
hepburn, Assd, Other
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sdf

@dawanna m.:

i agree with the fact that wayyy too many people were expecting him to fix everything right there and then! it takes a looong looong time to get everything done properly, usually the quick saves are the ones that crash later on.

i also think that all the people that dont share the same opinions as the ones that voted for obama should at least be tolerant and encourage him because america has to stick with him until the end of his term ANYWAY, so might as well try to get something productive out of it.

 

@midnight_compositions:

the comment on communism is well said. some people have very different views on the idea especially since they or a close one might have had to go through the difficult extreme face of this ideology. throwing the word around isnt going to help anyone.


hepburn said...
on Apr. 16 2010 at 10:25 am
hepburn, Assd, Other
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sdf

so you are for equal rights right? i mean, going to school, being able to talk to boys feeling like a human being, ect ect... but you are against women being drafted into the military. equal right, really? and so how is it fair that we get all the advantages the men get, but when it comes to war, sex is an excuse to get out of serving the country?

saying that women are better at taking care of the family is also unjust; i have many friends who's fathers have taken better care of them than their mothers. family life doesnt depend on the sex, it depends on the person.

not being american myself, i cant say that i wouldnt be scared of being drafted (i dont TRULLY have the same pov, the best i can do is imagine), but we are all hoping here that it will never be necessary.


on Apr. 16 2010 at 8:23 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

While I think that your poem was written very well, I do have to address the actual points made in your poem.

I guarantee you that what Obama is doing is nothing like communism in reality. 
The last time I checked, the health care bill does nothing to hinder your ability to think freely and to think for yourself. Obama trying to take more of a nice role in international relations would only help the US. Without countries willing to back up the United States, it's highly unlikely that anything would actually get done. Remember Japan and the tuna issue? Exactly. 

Also, what Obama is doing - such as trying to get out of the war in the middle east, would actually only help in terms of freedom - if we were in some massive war, we'd have even less freedom. If you refer back to US law, press can be censored in times of war.

As for having no money, etc. if Obama was just going to leave the financial market be, and leave it in it's mess without doing anything, how do you know that it wouldn't be any worse? Merril Lynch might to be around, nor would GM, Goldman Sachs and numerous other major companies. Are you sure you think that this is better for America? That's a huge number of people with no income; unemployed. You may as well just try to top the Great Depression. Just ask your grandparents, I'm not sure they'd think that's the best idea. 

Still, your poem was written well and you expressed your ideas clearly. Keep writing!


Sunshineyday said...
on Apr. 6 2010 at 5:25 pm
My parents spent many years under communist rule in the former yugoslavia, and trust me, what Obama is doing CAN NOT EVEN COME CLOSE to actual communism. I'm tired of people who don't know a thing about what it's like to live under communist rule taking it upon themselves to act as experts and identify "communistic tendencies" and "communist initiatives". YOU HAVE NO IDEA, and neither do Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, or any of the other egotistical talking heads who only are on TV /radio because they are good at being dramatic. Trust me. He may be "a bad president" but he is CERTAINLY NOT a communist- whatsoever.

on Apr. 2 2010 at 11:39 am
skywitch BRONZE, Salem, Massachusetts
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~ A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals, and you know it.~ Agent K
Men In Black

Sarah Palin scares me.

on Mar. 17 2010 at 9:06 pm
scribblesinthecity BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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'Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.' -- George Santayana

reminds me a lot of things one might say about Obama. Like how both he and Sarah Palin had not that much MAJOR experience in politics, but still some (like how Obama was the junior senator of Illinois), how he was the first African american president in america's history, and how he was immensely popular in the media and among many young (and old) voters (he received 66,117,432 votes). seems Sarah and Barack have a bit in common, oh wait, except that Obama doesn't think he'll be ready for foreign politics because he can see Russia through his window, as Sarah apparently does. and i guess thats a pretty good thing, don't you think?

on Mar. 17 2010 at 8:53 pm
scribblesinthecity BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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'Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.' -- George Santayana

true but; we all know Mcain was a considerably old man. im not saying i would want him to die in his four years in office if he had won the election, but still he is pretty old. just sayin... there is a slight chance something could have happened-you never know.

on Mar. 17 2010 at 1:18 pm
Peace420 BRONZE, Williston, Florida
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she was running for vp not the pres

on Feb. 28 2010 at 1:42 am
WriterFanatic PLATINUM, DesMoines, Iowa
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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
By Gandhi.

You mentioned sides..Its not about sides!!! Its about doing what is best for this country. What do you know of communism anyway. What do you think it is? Explain.

on Feb. 26 2010 at 8:01 am
xAllegria BRONZE, Singapore, Other
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Ça fait tellement du bien d’aimer les gens qu’on aime, que ça finit par faire mal. Je sais pas comment on survit a ça. Non franchement, je sais pas. LOL (laughing out loud) ®, Lola.

Haha... the author is so deluded, it's just sad.


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