Free Speech Brand Of Scarlet Letters Rant
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 ©