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A Country's Demise

Updated on May 21, 2013

Democracy helped set the stage for its death

Political parties both gave it their best

The people all voted though they had no real say

For the Government set its own health care and pay

The people said we want to have our wants and our say

But the spending kept on and forced the people to pay

People cried stop the spending or our economy will fail

But the president laughed and took a vacation to Wales

Men banded together to force a budget on him

To stop him from destroying it all from within

But the president said “Don’t listen to them”

“To help save our country we need to spend spend spend spend!”

Raise the debt limit” he said, “or you’ll bankrupt the vault”

He knew that congress wouldn’t let the county default

And the people all suffered as the economy fell

But congress protected their pay and themselves

Some senators cried your doing it all wrong

We need to tighten our belts to make this country strong

But the President laughed and said: “let the rich men all pay

We’ll increase their taxes and it will all be ok”

Then he sold more of the debt to other country’s abroad

And soon the Nation of freedom was on foreigner’s sod

So the taxes increased and more businesses failed

Unemployment went rampant but the president prevailed

“I know I can do it, I’ll take a great nation down”

And the people within all believe me a clown “

But Allah be praised I’ll accomplish my goal’

And the President smiled and watched the country unfold

Congress yelled we can still save it and make everything right

Elect us and send money; we’ll put an end to this plight

The people replied, we trusted you with our lives

You helped only yourselves while setting this Nations demise

Time’s annals will tell how a great nation fell

How the people were fooled to believe all was well

Where the brave and the free; were once strong and proud.

And how ones they elected helped bring a great nation down

Now where once a land flourished and freedom prevailed

Where families were happy and heroes were hailed

Stands a vast wasteland of hopes and of dreams

Because corruption and greed outweighed peoples needs ©

SA Lawrence

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    • Becky Katz profile image

      Becky Katz 

      6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Very well written with a lot of common sense. We need to do something to make them pay attention.

    • justmyopiniontoo profile image


      7 years ago

      Brilliant poem, It captures all the greed of government and political parties duly 'elected'. Of course the same can be said about all countries now suffering from recession! lol

    • must65gt profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      I respect your opinions, but this poem relates to Congress, the senate and the current administration and their desire to raise our National Debt, while The country continues to spend money abroad unrestricted

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Very well written poem but I have to disagree with some points. It started with Reagan and Thatcher when they de-regulated the bank system. Bush and Blair didn't help in regulate it again plus all these wars.


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