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Stanley Cooper

(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

A Bad Eight Years


Everyone has a bad eight years, once in awhile
But some who have it, at least have it in style
Not true of Dubbyah, in a class all his own
His eight years never could enter that stylish zone

Eight year misjudgments, most inexcusable
Resulted in actions irritatingly confusible
Eight years behind the global eight-ball
Eight years historians won’t fondly recall

Hopefully one day equilibrium will return
And those eight years of Bush will cause less concern
When pre-emptive wars will be sanely out of date
A time in the future when the world can elate

Submitted: Sunday, June 28, 2009

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  • Mark Dillon (10/3/2012 7:46:00 AM)

    A good write Stan, the idea is wishful, just look at whats goin on, war is such big business right now, so many good young lives being lost. (Report) Reply

  • Chris Blazo (8/22/2012 10:58:00 PM)

    Bush was a horrible president. Don't even get me started. A good write and oh so true! (Report) Reply

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