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Corruption

We See it in the media
We even see it when we open an encyclopedia
All the things we know
Everything we’ve seen,
Its all been scrubbed squeaky clean
Only on occasion do we see
The gritty truth of reality.
Politicians taking bribes
Dictators taking lives
Priests selling lies
Corrupted are their souls
Shadowed figures influence polls
We call them corporations
But they control nations
They manipulate the world
And we do as we’re told
Now break their hold,
And undo the fold-
Of the tapestry of lies.
The Priests and pastors we trust
Their image explodes in dust
The vows of celibacy they take
We watch them break
When we see them on the news
Being accused
For crimes against which their God
Throws them in the fire.
The children that they raped
Stand and testify and say
The Vatican must pay
But they can’t be touched
But hey
That’s the price we pay
For letting the corrupt have their way.



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Jelly1717 said...
Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm:
Wow, that is an amazing poem, and so true! I absolutley love it!
 
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. said...
Sept. 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm:
even though this was just for an assimnet i think is this really good it tell the truth from a youths perspective and i would encourage you to keep wrighting please i truly enjoyed this poem
 
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LoveeU said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 8:10 am:
This is very GOOD!
 
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Inksplotch said...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm:
This is beautiful! I love it... it has so much emotion in it. It's so true too... wow. Well done (: 5/5 Could you maybe check out some of my work and rate/comment? I'd really appreciate it!
 
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chris0911 said...
Nov. 8, 2011 at 8:25 am:

check out old dusty flag its a really good poem

 

 
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crazy-ashbobash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm:
I really like it!! & SOOO true about the corruption especially in the church! My advice though, I don't really think the rhyme works well with the poem's main idea. Great job though!
 
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Tink1350 said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 8:32 pm:
5 STARS! Magnificent job. Keep writing.
 
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WeAllBurn said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm:

wow. i loved this.

corruption is E V E R Y W H E R E.

i think the same thing everyday.

how one person can do whatever the heck they want, yet we can't do anything to stop it.

5/5.

Please read some of my work, I believe you will enjoy it.

 
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spency said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 11:51 am:
good job rated u 5/5....visit me plzz....and comment
 
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