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Grim Reaper Politicians
by David Lester Young
Monday, November 01, 2010
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This wanders a bit, I am not sure if it works and it has mistakes, I am sure.

Grim Reaper Politicians


I am the shadows

Of the grim reaper results

That wastes away in seclusion

In the living suicide of survival

Haunting nails holding coffin doors.


Clinging mists of graven memories

Drift to wander lost quicksand quagmire

Of bleeding thorns bearing Scarlet Letters

Pit bulls in vile venom Katrina mind frames.


Floating corpses living in drowning debt

With that Wall St Bailout Bonus compassion.

CEO immigration that uses illegal workers

To then Whitman deny them as Politicians.


The Republican Corporate corrections solution

Making profit in human misery by imprisonment,

By creating Corporate laws that legislatures use

To imprison women and children immigrants -

Indefinite in detention denied due process fees.


The Republican Insurance equation that takes premiums

To then deny them; making homeowners still pay them,

To stay in homes - that are not covered – and are still paying IOU dues,

While bankers profit in wrong premiums of Subprime conditions.


The Bush Madoff solution to invest in Wall St Social Security Keoghs.

The Corporate decision that used pensions as private bank accounts.

Republicans saying Social Security, Medicare, and Health Care are illegal

That welfare must pay the rich Corporate farms, and Bridges to Nowhere.


I am the blue collar blues of America’s neighborhoods blight,

Who elect officials that then go to work making their Fortune 500.

Soon they become strangers going from blue jeans to Palin wardrobes.

One asks why, they never come down to street level mainstream people.


But then the campaign funds are like the Who’s Who of business interests

Buying legislators off to then work with corporate lawyers with expense accounts.

Wham bam, thank you ma’am and sir for your vote, but I have to get going

To meet my Country Club family. Then for years, they disappear, to Ritz hotels,

Coming back for a quickie wham bam now and then.


Remember when we had a Middle Class Politician, oh those good ole days.

When they worked for “We the people” colored in Red, White, and Blue pride.

Believed in God Bless Made In American Dreams for our children futures

That our Lady Liberties wombs generated generations of working solutions.


Who are these inbred traitors, who are selling off America and outsourcing us?

We can help the world, but we then cannot become the Grim Reaper shadows

Living suicide in survival Gaza strips bearing haunting tombs called homes

That looks like a Katrina after math of government bulldozed political neglect.


And then, I look at Democrats White Collar grim reapers

That have forgotten America’s History and Heritage.

Where Blacks now are no longer colored

In the Red, White, and Blue neighborhoods of American diversity.

But are the Tiger Woods sports stars of widening economic segregation.

They are Charter members of Private Schools, over Public School MLK dreams.

But today, thanks to the Grim Reaper White Collars

The crack is moving into a Grand Canyon of racial equality.



Help Wanted

Politicians Needed


Willing the work

For public interests

Promise not to go

On a Corporate payroll,

But swear allegiance

To “We the people”

Who will elect them

As voter employees.


David Lester Young 11/01/10 ©

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Reviewed by Steve Joos 11/1/2010
And yet we keep voting for them. Sometimes it's hard to feel a lot of pity for people who just complain and then vote for the same monsters because the monsters $pend and $pend to demonize their opponents. I skimmed through this, the subject matter is too painful.But there was some good imagery.

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