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Root of All Evil
by Peter Paton
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
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Written by popular demand.........." We have had a bellyful, Mr Congressman "



There's no doubt it is wicked music

that infernal boom boom car stereo rap

even the very beat proclaims aggression

rap, and hip hop like the cymbals of hell

glorifying the gang, drug and thug culture

brainwashing our youth with sin and debauchery

Illicit and perverted sex is the norm

killing is just for fun, and get your kicks with a gun

to the background of this foreign African Caribbean sound

so Mr President please get a handle on this cachophony

these satanic vibrations from the abyss

jarring our senses throughout the land

with their hidden messages of hate

promoting the tunes of disparagement

sub- dividing our nation in subliminal form

alien devices pouring in over our borders

leaving us awash with their demands

for God's sake Senator draw the line in the sand

or the wizards will rise up again

to take back, what has been torn from American hands


Copyright by Peter Paton 2006

Root of All Evil

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Loved the poem, even though we must admit that we do love lots of rap-songs and admire lots of rap-artists. However, skillfully penned!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I don't like rap but I understand where it comes from, as you probably do too; take a look at the world. Nicely expressed, Peter. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes

Words of wisdom spoken....this is so true!!

You rap'd up this well :)

Love Tinka
Reviewed by ROCK-Salt! Proctor
The sad truth, Peter, is there will be no line, here or anywhere , drawn in the sand, we're way past stifling the amoral goal, of an enemy that captures unwitting souls, the best the only thing we can do, is to speak the truth, and just like you, have the courage and the sense, to at least tell the happenstence, of what were becoming, and hopefully incite, another crusader to get his feet wet, in proclaiming the truth and risk making the call; that if we don't stand for something , for anything,and everything evil, we're doomed to fall. Art
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
Well, you're preaching to the choir when it comes to me on this one.
Good rant, Peter, and SO true!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron
A fantastic write Peter. Even Bill Cosby is maligned by his own people for trying to make these points you have made.I can't blanket all of rap etc as crap, but I will say 90 percent of it is and those loud derogatory foul mouth ones that we are made to hear whether we like it or not only turn us against all of it!Well doenPeter!

Reviewed by Regina Pounds
Glad you brought up this topic, Peter...naturally, I agree with you. Was it Wilhelm Busch who wrote something to the effect that music wouldn't be so bad if it weren't too often just noise?

If it were only noise! but the message...dangerous influential.

Well done!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Way back when rock and roll started, the religious zealots lashed out and condemned it without first even giving it a chance, much like some do with music still nowadays...I realize RAP seems to be violent and subversive, but when Elvis wiggled his hips, parents and such thought it to be TOO sexual...look how far we have progressed since then, right back to where we started...Ed
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Music is beautiy, beat and unison... harmony. It's passion and emotions and tells a story...if in orchestral form we detect the clash of symbols as thunderclaps and the drum is a marching's all synchronized beauty in musical rhythm with historic bachground. RAP is noise.

I love your verse. It sure makes us come together to protest our passions in music. That's a good thing Peter!
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
I'm sure there are many who agree wholeheartedly with these sentiments. I don't like rap for many of the reasons you've stated here. I wish people like Eminem who has so much talent would better employ this talent. Well written Peter.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
Peter Elections Comen,i.e. Today Republicans Are Trien Past Anti Gouge Gasoline Law To Help Pac(ass)ify Illiterate Consumers--

Neat Eye Opener Write On...

PS: It Sez Now On New $10 Bills-In God We Trust Now Is--

We The People??????????????????????

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Ah Peter, could not agree with you more, the kids may love it, but I can't stand it. excellent!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I don't like rap either; give me country music any day!! Or songs that make sense!!

Good rant; I hear ya!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :(
Reviewed by George Carroll
Ah for the good old days of ballards. Every store I go into has some type of noise being played that masquerades as music. I can't wait to get out.
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
...and the crowd roared their approval, that one, so great, among them, took up his sword, to defend the righteousness of others. Please stand up and receive our praise, Mr. Peter Paton, Poet Extraordinaire, and Friend to all that is holy!

May this spread like wildfire, Peter - and OPEN THE EYES AND EARS - of every reader.........before it's too late. Lucifer is gaining ground, because they [the powers that be] won't do anything to stop it. It's pitiful!

Having suffered a massive stroke, having horrible pain shootto my brain, each time the bass car stereo booms ...
I loudly declare....YOU ARE MY HERO, PETER PATON! I speak a Boaz Blessing onto you - love&prayers, rhonda
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

I tend to agree with Jerry on this: messages aren't hidden. They slap you upside the ear...and on the face. I don't call it music, I call it noise. Demeaning, vulgar noise. Don't know how to stop it, though...can't escape it when some yo-yo sits outside in his car or in his house and B L A R E S it for all to hear...

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Oh, their messages of hate are certainly not hidden, they are out front and in your face. I agree that Rap is a call to arms and racist to the extreme. Don't know what senator you are speaking of, but pleaee, Peter, don't hold your breath until that line in the sand is drawn.
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