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In venting, I learn to cope in the gravity of existing that so many would have us mute, deaf but with sight to buy what the world dishes out.

I do need the Pope to say a prayer for me that it is brutal to open deaf minds, and un-mute America into having conversations.

Free Speech Brand Of Scarlet Letters Rant


Part 4


Am I still a Catholic? A divorced Catholic that loves the Church.

And hopes a Pope prays for a Terminated for Poetry poet

That he has pull with a German Goliath to terminate me

Take away the “Terminated for Poetry” Scarlet Letter label

That my love of my Uni-Verse Free Verse was used against me.


Am I still a Democrat? A divorced Blue Collar Democrat

That loves JFK, RFK, and MLK, who fought for Constitutional rights.

When Free Speech was not so much grounds for termination.

But it is DeTermination that drives this poet’s America Dream.


Did I lose my religion, I did not,

I go to sleep awaiting redemption

For the Truth is one’s salvation.


I feel lost in my country

That Demigods are molding America

Upon Norquist pledges for the 10%

Overriding Our Pledge of Allegiance

To God, not DEMIGODS

That God Bless Made in America

Is a 100% “We the people” equation.

We do not have 112 or more Tax Havens

While on Earth we are blessed in USA heaven.


What was it that started the need to ban me?

The fact I was against a politician

That wanted to ban gay books in public libraries?

Those Mission Accomplished and/or Katrina poems?

That contribution for a T-Shirt against the Iraq War?

What poem deserved to have my rights to be censured?


That a U.S. Veteran with a honorable dicharge

Be denied a Constitutional right

To their Home Sweet Home Alabama America

By imposing a Free Speech Free Verse ban.

In 24/7 HR unwritten German Goliath mandates?

What country did I serve in avoiding a draft and enlisting?

How corporations since then have these hidden rules

That have destroyed employees Free Will?

That one feel like a poet inside a prison like China

Maybe in Germany they allow employees to be silenced

And in a Right to Work state be Terminated for Poetry,

But I doubt it, they may be very Conservative,

But they take pride in reading their newspapers.

What does one do with a German Goliath Conglomerate

As an American David with Free Speech ranting words.

I do not want to die with Terminated for Poetry label,

My God, just Terminate this poet, and end the misery.

The pain keeps building and destroying me.

Some may not understand, why I must stand tall

While my world falls apart around my depressions.

That the fact is the world has just quit caring.

That Demigod has replaced God in pledges.

That the welfare of those Jesus despised,

Is more important than 100% God Bless America.


David Lester Young (Franklin Doppelganger) 07/26/12 ©



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