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Governed Again

Updated on February 15, 2011

The wicked witch of the western world

and her ugly booted views

casts the webbed spell

on the global entirety of you.

Little men of power, little trees and little me's

shocked into obedience by the few

who are free.

Rocked back into their lullabyes,

the calm, sweet lullabyes...

A graceful tune attuned

to the gracious soon to be removed.

Wondering why the wonderful are full of wonders.

Chasing the clock on the wall,

chasing it all.

The land of oz is all


The mad hatter, the weakened and thin, the fatter

makes no difference in matter, makes

no difference at all through our falls and clings

to what brings

us peace.

Lest we forget the few who

albeit rue our stance for them

cannot lend a hand to attend them.

And the government takes their cut.

Leaving no survivors.

The government that drives us

and thrills and beguils us

plants a seed and denies us

our water and hope.

To chop away at the scope...

To deny the rope that ties us is the first

and only step that belies us.


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      fi fi 6 years ago from Niagara, Canada

      James A Watkins - Thank you so much for visiting and for leaving a comment. I love your writings and your comments here are much appreciated! I'm glad you liked this :)

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      Terrific poem! You surely have artistic gifts. Thank you for sharing your creative art.

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      fi fi 7 years ago from Niagara, Canada

      sueroy333 - Thank you for visiting and for the great comment! :)

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      I agree with Doug, I feel this captures the feelings of people in many areas of the world at this time.

      Well done! Voted up and awesome and liked (very much- but there's no very much button)

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      fi fi 7 years ago from Niagara, Canada

      Doug Turner Jr. - Thank you for the poignant comment! I agree wholeheartedly with the decks being stacked in their favour, well said! And thanks for stopping by. Cheers!

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      Doug Turner Jr. 7 years ago

      Good title and well written poem. The wealthy and powerful always seem to win; the decks are so stacked in their favor. You capture the essence of the current global corruption. Nicely done. Cheers.