Savita Tyagi


Closed For Business!


The government shuts down!
Politicians who refuse to negotiate
With hostage takers and pirates
Hold their own president
And country’s welfare hostage
To enforce their own will
Demanding ransom beyond imagination
Height of hypocrisy!
Young politicians and their marathon podium high jacking!
What a waste of time and public resources
Ideals of democracy clutched in power hungry hands
The statue of Freedom sheds tears
Above capital dome
Little Red Riding Hood watch out!
Many wolfs out there in Grandma’s clothing
Your soldier friend is on furlough!
Grandma’s house isn’t secure any more!

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 04, 2013

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This poem is in reaction of what is going on in our country now a days.

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  • Lorraine Colon (10/3/2013 7:00:00 PM)

    I get so angry over this shutdown. Do they not understand what they are doing to peoples' lives? Is this a game for Congress? But people have the power - they have to make their voices heard. And when election time comes around, remember these days of darkness - and vote them out of office! ! President Obama did a wonderful thing by making health care affordable and available for millions of people. Out of gratitude, we must stand by him. (Report) Reply

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