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My Country 'Tis of THEM!
by Katy L Walsvik
Saturday, February 10, 2007
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My Country ‘Tis of THEM!

…‘tis an angry, shrill,

yet thinking, unbroken voice

with which I fill my pen today.

Our Democracy, taken for granted,

Allowed to simply exist,

Assumed to be lifelong and ‘a given’

Is dying.

Those who have poisoned my country

Are getting away with murder.

I apologize to no one for my thoughts

Or words.

They would choose to stop even that.



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Reviewed by Tom Hyland

After reading what SHERRY said below - WOW! she covered it ALL perzactly as I THINK also!

If only every American voter would get this message - SAY NO TO THE CHUMPIONS!


That is worth fighting for for sure, well said with so few words <
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by D Johnson
Katy, nice pen
Reviewed by Londis Carpenter
katie I could not agree more with what you have said here. Now the question is, "How do we get it back, or is it already too late?"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
yes indeed, i agree-so much is taken for granted-good write
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Personal and collective freedoms are being stolen on a regular basis now. I hope some of us have enough backbone to hold on someway to them. A thought provoking poem Katy.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
I'm with you 100%. They can try to quash dissent, but it will rise up from the graves of the fallen.

Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Way to kick butt, my friend. (Woo hoo! Katy's home!)

Love and hugs,
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart
Not hard to see that a lot of us feel that way, Katydid. Good to see you back and hope things are well with you. I've missed you around here.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
"Andy gets up from the faint of seeing Katies name"
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Words that should be said
Thanks Katy...
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
Dear Katy,

So nice to read you again, no matter what mood you're in, though I do prefer your humourous side. But you say what needs to be said and no, no one can stop you. I stand beside you and salute your honesty and courage. There need to be more voices like yours.

Love & Light always and in all ways,

Reviewed by E T Waldron
So good to read your rip roaring words again Katy! Hope you'll stay around awhile;-) I agree with you, only like Sherry, I blame both parties. If I vote it will be only for independents, I refuse to contribute to either dems or reps, for they are both responsible for the mess we are in! nuff said!;-)

Reviewed by Sherry Heim
I couldn't agree more, Katy, and this situation is a product of the two party system that holds us all hostage. No matter who we elect, we will either be taking in the A** from a donkey or an elephant because neither of the parties give a rat's behind about our Constitution or our Bill of Rights. Liberty and freedom are for their plates only, and we must eat from the sewage filled troughs of discontent. It is all about them and what bill their cronies want to see passed and nothing about a government "Of the people, by the people and for the people." They all talk the talk to get our votes, and have the nerve to divide the country into red and blue as if we have no other choices, but once elected it is all politics as usual, scratching the back of the guys with the money, power and votes. I don't even know ahead of time, which side of an issue either party will stand behind because it seems that philosophy and tradition play no part in either anymore, and prostituting themselves for the sake of financial support or future votes is the reigning force. Nearly every official voted for the war in Iraq, both sides, and now that we are up to our eyeballs in this mess, nobody wants to come up with a comprehensive plan to end it nor will they own up to their responsibility for it. Do they think we forget? Do they think we are all fools? Do they think that peace and freedom are not what we all crave the most? We need to get smart and we need to go outside the box and find candidates from other parties who believe in the foundations that America was built upon, who believe that, where government is concerned, less is more and who believe that taxation without representation is not only illegal, but a offense requiring prosecution. We need to elect someone who is willing to give our country back to her people, instead of ruling like a midevil king/queen. We will never get these things from the Democrats or the Republicans, they are all too tied into corruption and dishonest graft...we will have to change how we think and start electing someone who is willing to live as we do and who believes in the spirit of America and the wishes of her people. Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil; the devil has many faces. "To thine own self be true" and let's give those two bloated parties a reason to quake in their boots. America belongs to her people, not to her leaders and it is time we sent THAT message to Washington,D.C. It is good to see you back, Katy.

Take care,

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
O, how I can relate; powerful write! Very well done! Welcome back! You've been missed, doll!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Oh, how I've missed you! They've ruined it for the rest of us, those who live this every day. A powerfully expressed write that we wish we could vocalize as brilliantly as you have here. Well done! And welcome home. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Powerful offering Katy!!

Not my place to say more I guess!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sandy Knauer
I agree, Katie. Thanks for saying it so well and putting it out here for the world to see.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I cannot believe my eyes, am I seeing things, or is my favorite author stopping in with a kickin' political write that says all the same thoughts I have had but have not been able to put into words...welcome home dear lady & friend, hope you are well...Peace, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is a kick-ass commentary on how you and many many others feel today about the way the so called "civilized" countries of the world have been deterriorating. Yes we are no longer allowed our freedom of speech unless it confirms with someone elses ideas fof political correctness. We watched as one President set the example of adultury being okay as long as it was only oral sex. We watched another getting elected only by a loophole and not having the decency to call a reelection over such a blatant error. We watched religion stripped from our lifes while alien customs were forced on us. Your write says it more direct and more simply but it is time we as writers and poets sent our more messages strong and clear that we grow tired of what is happening. Welcome back Katy you have been missed.

Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
Hi Katy:
I was about to send out the national guard to find you. LOL So sad that it's necessary to sound such a profoundly bitter note, but I know of that which you speak. It seems most of the whole country is in limbo waiting for an exit by "the decider", who is "dug in like an Alabama tick", to quote from Jesse Ventura in the movie "Predator" (which BTW, produced both him and Schwartzenegger as state governors). Hopefully we won't have reached the tipping point by then, whereby we can never regain our composure as a nation.
Love and {{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}},
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU

"My Country 'Tis of THEM!"... Singing for FREEDOM is now ~consenting to BUILDING SLAVEYARD~ "My Country 'Tis of THEM!" is showing that the PLUTOCRACY is imposing its DEMON-cracy.

I salute You, Poet.

In reverent admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Hi Katy:

Welcome back!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Those who have poisoned my country
Are getting away with murder.

I think they are, too - and Welcome Back to AD, Katydid!!!

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