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  Memories of August
by Mr. Ed
Monday, August 04, 2008
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Sadly Reminiscing

About my days in D.C.,

Each and Every August,

Not one ‘leader,’ did I see.


The very brutal days of heat and humidity

Return to the Capitol of these United States

A hush has again fallen on once hallowed halls

To leave, our esteemed politicians, couldn’t wait


They’ve five weeks, of luxurious paid vacations

While our nation, faces so many problems today

Once upon a time, as I roamed this place in August

I always sadly wondered how they took time to play


So many problems are still plaguing our once great nation

So very much hard work, which all of them need to get done

And as I wandered this silent and abandoned place each August

I always shook my head, while our politicians rejoiced in their fun


On my very last official journey to Washington, on a muggy August night

I came upon some homeless veterans, sleeping on the steps of our Capitol

As they all pondered where they might get their next meal the next morning

I walked along a very deserted Washington thoroughfare, sadness in my soul



And I left on the next available jet plane,

Vowing to this place, I would never return;

For the good old days, when I still had hope,

Today, how my saddened old heart truly yearns.


And now, it’s been a year since that tragic bridge collapse,

When so many in Minnesota, lost their lives that August day;

No action’s been taken, as our nation’s infrastructure decays,

But our so called leaders in August, still find five weeks, to play.


And three years ago, when Katrina roared in on that August day,

Our leaders, including our President, were all on their vacations;

I have now given up hoping that better days are ahead for America,

I find less and less positive things these days, and less and less elation.


The last ‘leader’ rushing out those doors above,

Should at least have the decency to dim the lights;

Only sad old fools like me, still stand out there now,

Still shaking their heads, these very sad August nights.


But perhaps, I’m extremely naďve and old fashioned,

Expecting today’s ‘leaders’ to believe in hard work, too;

With all their fine fringe benefits, and their lengthy vacations,

I doubt very many of them at all these days, are singin the blues.


How much vacation time do you receive?

The number of recesses in D.C. –  is hard to believe.


And our current President,

Holds the record,

For the most White House vacations,

In U.S. history.




©2008, Mr. Ed





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Reviewed by m j hollingshead
good one
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
Wow... well said... amen!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
alarming--thanks for the write
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson
You nailed this sir...yet it seems to be no recourse in changing this abuse....well done
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Great points you point out and yes, another vacation is filling up the calender for our politicians. Just another vacation, one of many they take throughout the year. Think it was better in the days of old when people walked the streets of Washington after harvest and before planting in the new season.

Me, I was alway taught family and work first before any play....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by E T Waldron
I have to agree with Georg on this one! It seems the populace has been totally forgotten except when they need our votes,and money! If we truly want change, we the people will have to revolt, that's the only way we'll get it, otherwise it's the status quo,and we're the losers...Keep writing Ed!

tiger lily
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
What are ya going to do,
This country is in need of repair,
And to do so, no one is out there,
As for vets it just ain't fair,
Better for them to have died, over there...e & R
Reviewed by Michael Guy
"Mr. Ed" goes to Washington. You should make a movie, we all learn a lot. Speaking of vacations: I never did get mine, thanks to "their" price of oil. And so as "the dig we must" crowd takes a paid break, I sorta wish they'd never come back. Because what THEY do, you only have to UNDO in the name of sanity. Meanwhile here in Florida: I better get ready in case we do get a Major Cat. Hurricane: I have no home insurance any longer and "better to not count on FEMA"
from the "sticks" Later, michael
Being disconnected to the real world this is what happens brother, Mon Dieu, I just read Georg's comment, it seems to be needed in every country every so many hundred years, he's right! Blessings!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Ed, you've characterized our "so-called" leaders well. In addition to that five weeks vacation, they probably take them all through the year and call them "retreats". If they were doing what they're supposed to be doing our country wouldn't be in the mess it's in. Blessings.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Ed, if you could tell me where our American Bastille is I have a lot of Americans ready to assault the place and start getting busy with our guillotine...after all, the Second Independence Revolution is long overdued.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout
It is so upsetting when you not only think of this but see what is going on. Thank you Ed for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
This is outrageous!! While our leaders party and have fun, our own people are starving, living on the streets, or struggling with bills or trying to get ahead. Something's gotta happen, and soon! God help us! (And NOT with Obama bin Laden in the White House; I do NOT like that man!!! I do NOT trust him, nor will I EVER!! He SCARES me!!)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Such sad truths you tell, and believe me, this is not overlooked by the american people.."THEY" think we are blind or stupid, but we are not. There will be justice one day that is for sure, the Universe will not allow this too much longer.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
It's just a powertrip and a pay check to them Ed. Such desperate times should inspire true public servants to work around the clock to to find solutions. Great write, keep the truth coming My Friend.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
And he's gone again, to Asia, for Olympic sized fun - and meanwhile, Veterans still lounge about on hot Capital steps and in the streets - hurricane victims worry about the next storm in FEMA trailers - and children and adults HERE AT HOME wonder where their next meal is coming from - IF it is coming at all - and adults go to work so they can pay the ever increasing gas and food and utility prices - shame. WE need a vacation!! Sadly penned - where is Superman when you need him??

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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