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Spare Change

We the people with money
In order to form a nation better for us
Have set forth a standard of rules
That please only the writers, but benefit America

We the Greedy pledge allegiance
To the needs of the people
Of the united states of politicians
In which money is life, and life is power

Four score and a few memories ago
Our frugal founding fathers set forth a nation
For the wealthy to destroy and overrun
Democracy to disguise the evil face of gluttony

For the people, by the people
But controlled by the paper faces of presidents
That exists in the budgets of our nation
But not in the pockets of average Joe

The right to life, liberty
And the pursuit of affluence
Is all that really matters in the end
To the selected insatiable rulers with the only real power

All men are created equal
But only if the politicians give the okay
Equality before the law coming
With the price tag of a thousand dollar lawyer

What do Americans want?
Change
But only if it's change for a million
In the form of nickels and dimes





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thepreechyteenager said...
Aug. 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I totally agree with this poem.  Loved how you made the Pledge of Alligence and Preable a little different.  I loved the message of the poem too.

I think if I might have done something with the Star Spangled Banner too.

 

"Oh say can you see?

By the fading light

What so proudly we hailed

When the world was once right

 

 

Ok that accidentally rhymed so that wasn't supposed to happen but you get the poin... (more »)

 
smart_blonde replied...
Aug. 25, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Thanks! That idea is good. Maybe I will incorporate it into another poem.
 
Duchess said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 10:33 pm
I like your well thought out poem.  Unfortunately, in your generation, your view of our society is what it has become.  It never used to be that way a few generations ago.   With your insight, you don't have to live that way.  You can keep the most important things, the most important thing.
 
smart_blonde replied...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Thanks! I agree with you completely. We need more people to think like you. That's why I wrote this poem. Thank you again!

 

 
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