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Get Real
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Thursday, October 23, 2008
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'Nuff said. :(

Image (c) 2008, Karla Dorman

from one who can't
$150,000.00 on clothes
or lobster dinners:

         get real.

try living on
next to
nothing or deciding if food more important
than paying bills:

         get real.

Veterans should
not be
living on the streets and neither should the children --
in America:

         get real!

get down in the
dirt where
the real people are scrabbling hand to mouth in a
world gone horribly wrong:

       get REAL.

(c) 2008, Karla Dorman (10/23)

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I am with you on this one Karla, its just nonsense, that this happens
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Jon Willey
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, federal assistance programs? -- something is wrong with this picture -- $700 billion bailout -- earmarks for outrageous groups -- $200 million to the Caribbean Rum Producers! -- $105 million to the owners of NASCAR race tracks! Congress has become the U.S. Politburo! peace to you dear lady -- JMW
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
Well said!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
This is a reality existing in today´s world, not america but everywhere. What a pity!
Reviewed by 000 000
Do they know REAL?
Reviewed by Cynth'ya
Amen Amen Amen! This poem is REAL!
love and ((((HUGS))) from your midwest sistah,
Reviewed by David Delaney
G'day Karla, happens here too, recently had a Parliamentarians wife complain about the serving size of her meal in parliment house, perhaps she could try eating tinned dog food like some old poeple endure here, as you state "GET REAL"

Reviewed by E T Waldron
They all do it Karla, but the press only goes after those they don't like! Excellent write!

Reviewed by Sandie Angel
This is so true, Karla!!! I'm saddened by the way it is!!!

Sandie Angel :o(
Reviewed by John Flanagan
timely words indeed and they reverberate around the world.
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Sad truth Karla. Well said my friend. Be well and God bless.
Reviewed by Art Sun
Politicians seem to think they know how it is to be at the bottom of mainstream America, it is easy to find comfort when you are reaping the rewards of taxpayers efforts and work...if only they would...

Get Real...

Nice work Karla...

Art Sun...
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Strong and passionate and how much do you think it costs for a wardrobe of Armani suits, ties, shoes, cuff links, tie clasp??? My goodness they said Obama collected six hundred million alone. Think of all the good that could be done with just that alone! Food, medical, housing, right?

Be always safe,
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Mon auteur/počte de gratitude profond!

Faites attention,

Reviewed by Juliet Waldron
We've pretty much lost real around, I agree, it's high time we remembered our brothers and sisters, -- and not just in words... but through actions
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Thank you, Karla. It's not much different here. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Bonnie May
You made me want to Sing...God Bless America and go way my flag. I will, you have put a fire in my tummy. Love this and you, Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota
Awesome and very true write, Washington and its policticians are sooooo corrupt!!!
Reviewed by A PAX
too true......but sadly reality is relative....and when you are the rich cousin, you forgot about the rest......pax A
Reviewed by Linda Law
Oh they are saying, "We're donating the wardrobe after the election" to the needy..... PLEASE...GET REAL!!!! Like who at the Salvation Army can wear such expensive things to pick up their social sec ck or food stamps or to wear them to a job at Wal-Mart... GET REAL... They'll only give her another $150k to make up for what they took away....GET REAL... Honestly...she's just a little more polished, otherwise...she looks the same...and I notice...even tho they styled her hair...she's back to piling it up in that old hockey mom way... so... guess you can take the gun-toting mama out of the wild but .... well... we know the rest.... GET REAL.. really enjoyed this one Karla... lindalaw
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Right on, Karla...keep that flag of dissent flying...ed
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell
Perhaps we should all forward this little gem to our congressmen? An excellent commentary on the present realities of life in this country! Rebecca
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Yes, Everyone needs to get real!!!!!!!!
Awesome write, I send you good positive energy for your days and loving energy for your nights.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Tom Hyland

Suggestion - turn your pic 90 degrees to the right = DISTRESS SIGNAL !!!

TO ALL - check out - GREEN PARTY & Cynthia McKinney - THIRD PARTY COULD WIN -


Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat

With this piece there is nothing more to say. You've said it all.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed
They spent $150,000 buying the so called 'Hockey Mom' designer outfits, and her running mate owns 11 houses and 13 cars. Man, they sure can relate to our problems! Get Real, Indeed.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
i know the feeling and it is not confined to your country, I was an employee of the canadian government for almost thirty years and when ill health forced me to retire and beuraucratic screws ups took all I had the pension that remained isn't even enough that I and have enough of my meds to last a full month.
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Veterans brave wars, sacrifice themselves, and yet, the government is giving them meager and their widows meager incomes to live by. America is definitely needing a change for leadership.

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Nicky Goodman
Get real - 150,000 true, Lobster and Iranian Caviar, false, apparently... - truth is, the anger and frustration felt is real, and really felt through your words - whatever happens politically, when things get tough, true grit resolve empathy action and achievement prospers in grass root collective organisation and individual creativity, where we the people surprise ourselves, with what we can do individually and together to improve the quality of life for ourselves and others around us - when need speaks and people answer there is some magic in the exchange, just like there is in poetry - you tell it like it is -it's wrong, how to make it less so, and how to make day to day better now, is always the question..(i'm ranting Karla, Nurse Silent has done a runner! i'm meeting such young street kids daily here, we talk, have lunch, there are can all be very depressing -better to speak up, and do something positive, than let hopelessness win, right? The 150,000, like other big bucks that magically filter down, is supposed to be auctioned off toward something 'charitable' What-ev-er!...think its best, here at least, not to hang around waiting, and to get busy right now!:o) Good poem!! Cheers xx:o)
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
a sad state of affairs for sure--well expressed
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
Outstanding.... "Get Real" strikes the bell of Justice.

The money we need for housing ~ to build seven million low income houses for thirty million homeless - was used to replace the misappropriation of people's money by Wall Street vampires.

This is what can be called massive blindness. The Congress that approved such shame is as good as the lobbyists that worked out the deal for the thieves, who pay for the bills of both candidates.

Read the first paragraph of The Declaration of Independence, and read the Constitution of USA. "Get REAL America", before Your people see the gates of slaveyard.

Banks as banks can't go bankruptcy. There is to say that legally they can't use Your money, unless they have three to one guarantee. Therefore, when the financial system goes down, it can only be possible if the government officials are involved on the FRAUD. Read: FINANCE COMMITTEE OF US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES; FINANCE COMMITTEE OF US SENATE, The SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, The INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; THE SECRETARY OF TREASURY,and the list goes to the OVAL OFFICE.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
You are so right Karla, they need to t real and realize what the NEEDS are of their people. Let the Government try living off what they expect others to live off, they could never do it. Thank you for sharing the SAD TRUTH.
Newfie Hugs are on the way, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Get Real. Indeed!! Sad, sad call for action on our national leaders' part; somehow I think they've lost touch with reality!

Powerfully penned, right between the eyes kind of write; very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
timely words, well said
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
Right on, Sweetie! They cannot get real; they don't have the tools. Not one of those politicians would survive one single night on our mean streets. "That's the problem with Senator Obama's ..." he'd say, and get killed by folks at the bottom of the economic scale who know that his watch and cufflinks are worth more than his conversation. There are truths out on those streets that politicians will never know.

Reviewed by larry linville
Thanks, Karla. You are getting at the real issues facing us rather than just join the common name calling that seems to be so prevalent right now. I appreciate the "reality" in your message

Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Are we forgetting something, what about War Veterans that should decide between buying medicines or foot, because they can't afford them at the same time?
In the land of the free you are guarateed the freedom of choice, to die by sickness or to die of hunger, as the Bank Manager that caused the bankruptcy goes away with a 20.000.000 dollars severance.


Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Hi Karla,this poem is the reflection of what every American in this country feel.I just hate the direction this country is in right now.We deserve so much better.take care and I like the intensity and the anger your poem expresses

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