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Romney, the "Hollow Man"

  1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
    Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago

    "The Hollow Men" by T S Eliot
     
    Mistah Kurtz-he dead
                A penny for the Old Guy

                           I

        "We are the hollow men
        We are the stuffed men
        Leaning together
        Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
        Our dried voices, when
        "We whisper together
        Are quiet and meaningless
        As wind in dry grass
        Or rats' feet over broken glass
        In our dry cellar
       
       "Shape without form, shade without colour,
        Paralysed force, gesture without motion;
       
       "Those who have crossed
        With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
        Remember us-if at all-not as lost
        Violent souls, but only
        As the hollow men
        The stuffed men....

        "This is the way the world ends
        This is the way the world ends
        This is the way the world ends
        Not with a bang but a whimper."

  2. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Well done, Ralph.

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    Ghaelachposted 4 years ago

    I'm don't want to make an enemy of anyone. But I will be very glad when these elections are over. I'm sick to my back teeth with all this slagging of one candidate or the other. Mr. Deeds has a way that bring out the worst character in these politicians. Soon it will be all over and whichever partie wins, it will give these writers something else to write about for the next four years.
    Having had my little rant, do you know what I find so wonderful about my lap-top and that is that it has a button marked DELETE. Thank God for that little button.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You're giving me more credit than I deserve. The candidates don't need any help bringing out their "worst character."

  4. wavegirl22 profile image47
    wavegirl22posted 4 years ago

    this post made me think of the song by R.E.M. called... Hollow Man
    Words Romney probably could be singing to tomorrow.

    I’ve been lost inside my head
    Echoes fall off me
    I took the prize last night for complicatedness
    For saying things I didn’t mean and don’t believe

    Believe in me, believe in nothing
    Corner me and make me something
    I’ve become the hollow man
    Have I become the hollow man I see?
    I see this echoing

    You have placed your trust in me
    I went upside down
    I emptied out the room in thirty seconds flat
    I can’t believe you held your ground

    I’m overwhelmed, I’m on repeat
    I’m emptied out, I’m incomplete
    You trusted me, I want to show you
    I don’t want to be the hollow man

    Believe in me, believe in nothing
    Corner me and make me something
    I’ve become the hollow man
    Have I become the hollow man I see? I see

 
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