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The Voice..America Don't Be Mad At Me.. This Is What I See
by Erica Ivory

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This is not really a poem... just my answer to a challenge.. Also know that I think this is the best country in the world to live and be.. even with all it's faults!!

Psychology has always been a fascination to me..
So I have been a follower of human nature..
and all it's idiosyncrasies..
We have some prisons filled with woman..
who committed one time crimes..
taking the fall for a boyfriend..
she thought she would love for all time.
Stupid.. Romantic thinking
I certainly agree..
but the chances of her ever hurting anyone again..
is ridiculous to me..
Why give these woman 20 years..
while the men walk away..
to find another female sucker..
These men vicious birds of prey..
Now lets talk about wife beaters..
and the woman who fight back..
Never have they committed a crime..
until they were in mortal fear..
they try to get help from the courts..
but who are we kidding here..
How many of these woman
lie dead in the ground..
When they needed protecting
who was around..
Don't bother running..
they follow you still..
threatening to kill you
and all that you love..
if you don't come back..
and out of fear
She does..
What the hell do you expect?
She was not raised to fight..
the very one that she loved..
Then when the danger is so near..
some must kill out of fear..
now they are behind bars..
their children scattered far and wide..
something is wrong with this rule..
But what the hell can we do..
Ahhh and here is my favorite
beef if you will..
Lets talk about child abuse
and the impact that it has..
Lets talk about how each sex
takes out it's anger in different ways..
Men seem to have to inflict pain on woman ..
After all we are to blame..
for all the abuse he suffered from his father..
Not even his mother..
But hey
Mom should have protected her son..
I wouldn't deny this to anyone..
She didn't ..
so now all woman must pay for her sin.
over and over and over again..
Now I was one of the abused
I know many like myself..
I would never hurt a human soul..
I could never live with the guilt I know....
I blamed myself
for what was wrong in my world..
I must not have been a good enough girl..
so I carried all this pain..
I can't go out
beat someone to a bloody pulp..
I can only continue hurting..
my own self.
So what is wrong with this picture?
Please don't get me wrong..
I am not blaming men..
I am simply pointing out..
Children these day
these "styles" that they wear..
I see pants past their ass..
showing underwear!
They drive cars..
Hell some better than mine..
Some have so much..
And couldn't care less..
Others have NOTHING..
Yet try their best..
Some play the music in their cars so loud
I can hardly think..
This rudeness drives me crazy
God it drives my mind bug shit..
So I sit and I sit
I would love to just jump out of my car
Tell them it is annoying and a bother..
But I just listen to the thumping in my mind
Sucking up pond water..
When I stand in line at the grocery store
I am always one to offer to help the one behind.
an elderly person..
should ALWAYS come first..
but this simple act of kindness
is rarely ever seen..
This makes me want to SCREAM!!
Drivers can be assholes..
the social system sucks..
Punishment in our court of laws
rarely fit the crime..
It is not what you have done.
It is if you have enough money
to pay off someone..
I could go on forever
if truth be told..
But I know this ranting gets very old..
On closing I would like to hint..
I think it is time we tried
a woman President!

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Reviewed by ken Oliver 3/4/2003
To the Voice:
I know Erica personally and to challenge her is a self inflicted wound.LOL...Thank God the ranting is focused at you instead of me for a change...LOL
Reviewed by The Voice (Reader) 3/4/2003
The challenge well met. Excellent vision of some of the happenings in the country. Thank you for taking the time to respond with a post.

The Voice
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/3/2003
I was wondering where you were going to end this. Excellent build up to the finally. I like Condolesa Rice for president.
Reviewed by Gilles Marchand 3/3/2003
And yes!!!! A woman president!!!
Blue eyed fish...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/3/2003
Very well put. Having worked at women's shelters, the message struck a cord. We are overlegislated with laws that have no impact, really, and underlegislated in areas where guidelines are desperately needed. But sometimes the basic humanity in people is lacking to allow these things to go on.

I just try to make my corner of the world to be as peaceful and productive as I can, fight for what I believe to be right for the time I have on this planet, and live according to my beliefs, pass on a good deed when I can.

You've expressed yourself very well here. Kudos to you for a thoughtful work.

As long as there are people on this planet, there will be strife. Pick your battles carefully and thoughtfully. A good rule to live by.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/3/2003
Erica this is a good write
Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 3/3/2003
You speak for many here Erica. Good write
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/3/2003
I understand the rant and agree with you on most of it.You have made excellent points. The only thing I have to add is that these faults can be found world -wide, not just in America. However, I think the USA should be able to do better with all of its wealth and so called intelligence, the only problem is most times the leaders are very knowledgable, but have no wisdom! That's why we must be so careful when we vote to pick those who show some wisdom besides, how good they look or how intelligent or friendly they seem.
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 3/3/2003
a little over long.
Good piece though.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/3/2003
Hahaha I love the last line...hmmmm should I run? LOL..sad lines here did well with this challenge..Floria
Reviewed by Tony Nerone 3/3/2003
That is fine by me. She could not do worse.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/3/2003
not mad, but i do think it is high time we had a woman leading our country! you know she'd get things done! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :) you go, gurl! :)
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 3/3/2003
Erica for our next President! I'll vote for you. You have all the qualifications, but don't ask me what they are; cause I do not know. Very good article. Now do one on the good things about America. Ok Bill Murray

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