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A Nation Changing
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Thursday, November 09, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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...an opinionated verse...I'm entitled.



 

A Hoodwinkin’ Sidewinder came on the scene,
with blithe tongue he did answer those dreams
of people across the Christian land
believing all would be well with his slight of hand.


Disciples soon followed, his band would grow;
they took over the land as a sandstorm would blow.
He warned all others who’d not agree with his plot,
they were evil, Patriots they were not.


 

This drugstore cowboy, an absent soldier  he,
soon brought us to war, the reasons were three:
The WMD; Bring Down a Despot; Fight Terrorists.
How reasons did change as he crossed off his list.


Soon power did corrupt, causing many a fright
and as years passed, things just weren’t tight.
The nation tumbled and faltered in dismay;
the Sidewinder was leading the nation astray.


Thanks be, people awakened to their plight.
‘Twas time to make changes, to set things right.
Disband his band, was first they did change;
working hard, their government they did rearrange.

We’ve now shown to the world and
Iraq
that a Democracy works if we don’t sit back –
if we don’t let religious ones dictate our vote,
and cause our nation division, a nation remote.


To those newly elected we would plead:
Use leadership wisely, don’t be tempted by greed;
it is with faith in you, with power we do anoint,
to reunite our nation, to bring peace… don’t disappoint.



 

© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, November 2006




 
 


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Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/1/2007
i like this, glad i stopped by, well done and thought provoking
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 11/17/2006
He's an empty shell being manipulated by Neo-Con monsters. Nice job on this one and I appreciate your taking the time to read mine. You might like my blog at tpmcafe.com

I have been ranting and raving for almost a year about these guys. My blog is under my name: chuck keller
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/10/2006
I suppose we can always hope, Jackie. It's the same thing here although our "leader" is a bit flustered since he's always been George's little "yesman." Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/10/2006
Wonderfully said and felt! A new reader of yours and I will be bAcccccccck... WArm HuGs, Sheee
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 11/9/2006
Micke, you know well my views. But I'm not much optimistic. Don't know why I've become so lately. I'm usually very optimistic. Excellent poem though. Victor
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/9/2006
Thanks be, people awakened to their plight.
‘Twas time to make changes, to set things right.

I truly hope that time has come, Micke.

And all of us, thank God, are still entitled to our opinions!
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 11/9/2006
A ghostly unattainable goal you propose.
Rusty
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