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The gods They Were
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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... you flew, all right, ....

Image (c) 2007, Karla Dorman


Look at them, the gods they were,
knocked off pedestals of greatness
by greed.  How the mighty have
fallen, tumbling from forgetful skies
to land - plop! - in our laps.  Get
away from me, you unclean and take
your tarnished medals and rookie
cards with you:  don't mean a damn

thing. You were supposed to be a
role model for our kids:  no.  Just
had to fly swifter.  Higher.  Stronger.
You flew, all right, but not in the name
of fair play and sport:  the only stats I
want to see is twenty five to life, with
absolutely no chance of parole.  You
killed the American dream.  You lose.

(c) 2009, Karla Dorman (2/17)

 


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 2/21/2009
Karla,
I can feel the weight of your disapproval here. Well done!
Sheila
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/18/2009
very well expressed!
Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/18/2009
Sometimes I wonder...if there were no illegal substances, (or legal substances for that matter) to boost our natural athletic abilities, what would the record books say about who the fastest man that ever lived was??

Cryssa
Reviewed by 000 000 2/18/2009
WoW Karla..Are you fired up just a bit?
Firm words in this writing...but I get the message
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/18/2009
I love the new turn your poetry has taken as you step outside your comfort zone your work seems to get better and better.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 2/18/2009
I'm more into heads on poles, like the French Revolution. Now those were consequences!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/18/2009
I am with Tom Hyland, only 25? we still have ropes, don't we? because someone need to have accountability...That fellow Lynch has a great idea

Georg

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 2/17/2009
Yes, murderers one and all, killers of the American Dream. Love it. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/17/2009
Karla,
Yes and yes again! I love your fearless nature and your ability and commitment to speak plainly and eloquently when you see injustices and sham.
John
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/17/2009
All the more reason to look to God for those in need of a role model. Learn acceptance and humility which builds a much stronger character. Great insight....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 2/17/2009
Amen, Karla. All in the name of greed and fear and ego.
Strike three! -gene.
Reviewed by David Delaney 2/17/2009
Great writing Karla, so true, look at those wall street mob.

Dave.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 2/17/2009
I could not agree with you more, our role models need to be more than washed up atheletes that are more concerned with how to score another hit then what they are doing to our children
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/17/2009
Our common folk deserve far more than these overglorified athletes, most whom don't know the meaning of "fair play" or "following the rules". Sad! Powerfully penned sadness in these lines; well done, Karla!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :(

LOVE the piccy!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/17/2009
They deserve more and no less...e
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/17/2009
KARLA - don't 'sugar-coat' it SWEETIE!

BUSH ? CHENEY ? CONGRESS ? CEO'S ? ALAN GREENSPAN ? BANKERS ? GOVERNORS ?

GREED --> POWER --> CORRUPTION --> WAS NOT LUCIFER A 'FALLEN ANGEL' WHO THEN BECAME THE DEVIL - SATAN HIMSELF ?

25 TO LIFE IS TOO GOOD FOR LIARS AND THIEVES!

A GOOD STRONG ROPE - THAT'S WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!

TOM.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 2/17/2009
Karla~!

Great photo and what a very reflective poem you have written - Bravissimo!!


Hugs,

Lance
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/17/2009
Very well said Karla.
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