So, I had to write a poem...Submitted by NCforPaul on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:15
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!