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The Shell Game Lasts Forever

Updated on August 25, 2017

The public are its victims, as all are fooled by slight of hand,

That fast shell game of old, not everyone does understand,

Every four years since our time began, peas are on the table,

The masterful switch, a magician's touch, certainly is no fable.

What or who was there yesterday, no longer to be around,

A brand new set of rules made, all said are heaven bound.

You can do this, can't do that, we just don't know what to do,

Then before you do know, it's those new rules are all taboo.

The politician's notebook, so full of bologna and corn,

Makes us ashamed of the place where we were born.

Propositions put forth, none so very clear all confide,

The more you hear it, you want to run away and hide,

Then just when we do think we've got it all figured out,

Four more new years of mischief soon to make us pout.

The old boys have up and gone, a new bunch arrived,

Thank the Lord above we've made it, all have survived.


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    • whonunuwho profile image

      whonunuwho 3 months ago from United States

      Thank you my friend, many blessings. whonu

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      Ann Carr 3 months ago from SW England

      I know how you feel! The same thing happens here and, of course, all over the world. Lots of food for thought here and your photos are, as always, superb.


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      whonunuwho 4 months ago from United States

      Thank you for your support my friend. whonu

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Ah, yes, so very true. It will always be the Lord who will pull us through.