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He Plays
by Lori L Moore

Saturday, September 26, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My last political statement for a while... I think.

from forty stories high schemers scheme

to sell us shirts and skirts and shit that we don’t need.

Bankers and financiers use the cash to crash the polity

to buy the keys that turn the land of the free

 

while  little lambs below

bah, bah, bah  their cares away

blaming some for their problems-

counting on others for their pay

in their dog eat dog work-a-hard day…

 

and some love their obamanation

believing their new master cares

and others hate with the same hatred

the haters had for the birdless bush

when power was theirs -

 

so haters become lovers

and lovers turn to hate

and the tolerant tolerate

while another Nero plays

 

and indeed, he plays…

 

 

 

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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 10/6/2009
laid out in a super versing manner Lori, smooth and precise, some bad some nice, unthawed my ice, ups
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 10/6/2009
To choose a cliche, you've nailed it on the head. Bravo!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 10/2/2009
Slyly witty and right on the beam. Write ON!! xOx 'Pea' xOx
Reviewed by Dale Clark 10/2/2009
So true, Lori, sad though it is... I'm afraid greed rules!
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 9/29/2009
Well done, Lori. There's truth in those words.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 9/28/2009
GOOD WRITE - DONE WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by jude forese 9/28/2009
Nero may look like a saint after the schemers have their way ...
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 9/28/2009
Congratulations. you may be the only person to ever fit the word "polity" into a poem and have it work.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/27/2009
Plays indeed. It's good though to see the Bernie Ponzi scheme unwravel, and more amusing to see who was really "hurt". Sometimes the bad guys live below the 40th floor in droves. Patrick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/27/2009
Good write, Lori! Truth all of it.....

Anna
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 9/27/2009
Sadly, politics is politics. I may not always agree with
everything you say, Lori, but I sure as hell like the way
you say it. -gene.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/27/2009
Okay, so now we have jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. Perhaps it is time to CLEAN house and begin again...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 9/27/2009
Good one Lori.

"Man is not free unless government is limited"
Ronald Reagan
Reviewed by Bennett Kremen 9/27/2009
"We must love one another or die"--do you remember that line from W.H. Auden. It's tragic watching the world ignoring that warning over and over and over again. The politicians never heed it, don't know how. And most of the people aren't doing much better. So, yes, sounding the alarm remains in the hands of the poets. And to your credit, that's what you're doing.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 9/27/2009
Hate and fear mongering is rampant these days (NOT including your poem, tho, Lori), and I can't help but wonder if FDRs words don't ring truer today than near 70 years ago: We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
I thought we got rid of Nero and his "fiddler" in the last election :o)
Ok...so I'm a positive thinker on this; but a respector of other's opinions...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/27/2009
It's not the same old, same old... although tough compromises make it seem that way. Abraham is watching in his Lincoln.

Ron
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 9/27/2009
Be patient, wait. Change always make waves...it spells equality. I must have FAITH! After all I have been waiting a very long time.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/27/2009
He plays and we pay - excellent, Lori, more like this. Maybe if enough of us get tired of the same old bull ... well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/27/2009
and others hate with the same hatred
the haters had for the birdless bush
when power was theirs -

Hatred sadly rules our nation, even evident in some of the comments here. And some still wonder why nothing positive ever gets done.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 9/26/2009
Excellent...

It Really Isn't Anything That I Had Not Predicted Years Past--People Are Waking Up Just Little Too Late...

TRASK...
Reviewed by George Carroll 9/26/2009
He has ties to all the radicals who hate America and knocks America before the world. Obama will turn this Country into a socialistic state and trash the Constitution.You only have to listen to his speeches, he doesn't hide what he wants to do to America. How much longer will you tolerate seeing your Country weakened? He said judge me by the people I associate with. Look at the many Czar's he appointed and their radical backgrounds. You have been judged and found wanting. Wake up America this is not the change you voted for.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/26/2009
I love this brings back memories and feelings of the sixties and Dylans great songs. More like this please...
Fee
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 9/26/2009

We are in for a rough ride. I cannot believe America has done this to herself.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/26/2009
I hear your heart!
Seems as if American society
is like feathers on the wind at times.
As a man, I don't know, but as
a president I don't like him yet.
Too many lies!
I'm not convinced the man cares about Americans at all!
When Iran and Cuba, and other notorious thug nations,
start praising what he says, I get chills.
Blessings ...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/26/2009
It truly is time that we all realize that the Emperor is wearing no clothes. We swallow all the BS that is fed to us and we believe it is steak and potatoes because that is what we were told. I hear the fiddling and it gets louder and wilder every day. Excellent job, Lori.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Jerry Diamond 9/26/2009
It's a bad sign when we have someone in power who hasn't got a damn clue to run the country.

Some people in La La Land were so desperate for power they would put a monkey up for election if it suited their purposes

Jerry
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/26/2009
Great stuff Lori. It's amazing to sit and watch how the anti-war movement, as one example, fell in behind the Obama campaign and then completely collapsed into itself. But, that's how the controlled left-right paradigm works. And the show goes on.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/26/2009
oh yes indeed Lori I hear the fiddling without stop these days!
Superb poem,and I hope you keep on the pols we need to read it!
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/26/2009
Well said, Lori.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/26/2009
Great poem,Take care Lori.I like the passion in this piece

EDWIN



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