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So, I had to write a poem...

As a school assignment. Said poem was to be a "protest" regarding an issue I feel strongly about. Guess how that turned out? Personally, I don't think it's that great, but my class seemed to like it, so I thought I'd post it here. It's not an overt pitch for Ron Paul, but you can see where I sorta advertise him. I try to get his ideas out in all my history essays, and this particular poetry (ugh) assignment provided a perfect opportunity for me. Without further ado, here it is.

We the People

We, the People, who live in the Land of the Free,
Have betrayed our forefathers, in our treachery!
Ignored, and long forgotten, is our great Constitution,
And betrayed and abandoned is our ancestors’ Revolution.
We, the People, sit and stare at the news,
Ignoring crimes that would have lit the fuse
Of a Revolution, back in an older time,
When We, the People, punished our government’s crimes.
For, then, they declared Independence, and stood up to fight,
United, they won the day for freedom and man’s rights!
Our reaction, today? We bicker and fight,
Democrat, Republican? Left or Right?
Do we really not see that they’re all the same?!
Self-centered tyrants playing their political games!
Do we really not see that there’s no real choice?
That We, the People, have given up our voice?
Ben Franklin, your prophetic words have gone unheeded,
Though in these dangerous times, they are most needed.
We, the People gladly surrender all our Liberty,
In exchange for a temporary, false Security.
Ben Franklin, we have paid no attention;
Look in horror at our indefinite detention!
We’ve even forsaken the right to a trial;
We, the People, are free? No, we’re in denial!
General Washington, We the People heed you no more;
We must have those alliances, and endless war!
“Commerce with all, alliance with none?”
General, we think that war is more fun!
“That Government is best which governs least?”
Jefferson, look at this government beast!
Our rights it destroys, day after day;
While We, the People, look the other way.
This Federal monster, it must be slain!
But that’s like trying to stop an oncoming train.
If you dare try to fight it, We the People will cry,
“Traitor!” For we have believed their Lies.
Is there no leader who follows our great Constitution?
Not one who continues our grand Revolution?
Maybe there is, somewhere, someone,
Who realizes the war is yet to be won.
Perhaps he knows what makes our nation great;
Knows that We, the People, must decide our fate!
Now is our chance! It’s still not too late!
We, the People, must defeat the State!

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Beautiful poem!

Wow! Big bump!

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

Thank you!

There's only so much I can do for the r3VOLution at 17 (though I'll be 18 by the election), but dang it, I'm going to do what I can! I've hijacked probably 3/4 of my assignments to promote Ron Paul's ideas. Even my essays on Shakespeare plays have allowed me to throw in a small pitch for the good doctor's beliefs.