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Goodbye D.C. Farewell!!!

Updated on November 21, 2011

Goodbye D.C. Farewell!!!

D.C. this war is at your door.

We want YOU, NO MORE!!!

Haven’t your heard?

You will when the crowds’ speak these words.

A country filled with political fiends.

Cruelty to disabled people as a means.

A billion Chinese liens.

So DC can live pristine.

And what is our consolations?

Corporate pink slips…terminations.

Government yells seek, “Jesus for Salvation!!”.

And so we have had this revelation.

D.C. this war is at your door.

We want YOU, NO MORE!!!

Haven’t your heard?

You will when the crowds’ speak these words.

Thank you for your gentle platitudes.

You have our sincere gratitude.

We certainly don’t mean to be rude.

But we have had a change in attitude.

We are children of the streets.

And we have spirits that can’t be beat.

Others like us, you’ll never meet.

And our vengeance will be so so sweet.

Goodbye D.C. Farewell.

Take Greedy Corporate American with you and rot in Hell.

Put Wall Street up to sell.

Farewell, D.C. Farewell!!!

D.C. this war is at your door.

We want YOU, NO MORE!!!

Haven’t your heard?

You will when the crowds’ speak these words.



Well I bet you can guess my inspiration as I am simply channeling the feelings of the entire country towards all of Washington D.C. Since this is my last entry into the poetry contest I thought I would write in free form poetry. It is a risk. But one that I thought would be appropriate since it was my last poem.

It is almost a song or a chant that could easily be made into a song. When I wrote it I heard it as a song. I know that probably sounds completely weird but it is how I came up with this as a song.

I have discovered several things about writing poetry which I was unaware of some of which everyone can study on the internet and then others like the fact I can’t compose poetry on the computer but I have to do it with pen and paper. I know another weird thing about me. The rest of you probably can compose anywhere but there is something about having to write it with pen and paper that makes it more real for me.

I also have to compose in absolute silence. This is why I have not been writing television reviews over this past weekend. I have forgone television to put in these last minute entries. And in order to do it with any success at all everything had to be shut off so I could compose. My son has hated it.

At the beginning of the contest I had secretly hoped to win perhaps a little prize but then I checked out the field of competition and I really understood that the competition was fierce. So I re-calibrated my ambitions to the simple hopes I would be read. And I have been and therefore I consider myself a winner. I have learned more about my Hubpages community and I have made some new friends. And I have to be grateful for what I have achieved and not what I haven’t. So I would like to thank every single last one of you who have stuck with me through thick and thin and read all my work. I am so grateful to all of you. I hate to lose but at least I lose gracefully.


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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank You Max,

      I feel like a winner just being read. It was unrealistic and irrationale to think I could possibly win when I was just learning poetry. And having realistic goals are important. Thank you for reading my work. I have been fumbling around trying to learn form and then trying to let go of form to find my own rhythm in poetry. You have held my hand through this new infancy experience by encouraging me and I am most grateful.

      Thank you so much.


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      Max Havlick 

      7 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Your poetic efforts are commendable and worth reading. Very few win prizes or accolades the first time around.

      I especially like how you combine a creative new poem with a thoughtful discussion.


    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hello claptona,

      You are too kind. I think I am too politically incorrect to win but we shall see. It is political satire poetry which allows me the room to strike up my artistic talents. We will have to see.

      All My Best and Thanks for reading and commenting,


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      John D Wilson 

      7 years ago from Earth

      Good stuff JT,

      Hope you win the contest.

      Nice prose, a subject that one can sink ones teeth into.


      John D. Wilson

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you vvaleed.

      Thank you GoGreenTips.

      All My Best,


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      7 years ago

      beautiful presentation walters!! thanks alot!

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      Greg Johnson 

      7 years ago from Indianapolis

      Very Cool! Liked it!


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