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Tim caffery

Rookie - 118 Points (02/09/1978 / San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA)

True American Beauty


How does the American facade now fade
Victim of the causes made
The wars we waged
Against ourselves
Baring weapons while 'there' to help
Overthrow some meager leader
Sticking to the plan
to spread our 'free' democracy
Across the heathen land
With righteous bullets radiated
And greedy egos elevated
Land and life we mutilated
Declaring it 'emancipated'
Giving rule to our chosen people
Consistently corrupt and consistently evil
Is murder all we offer equal
With unmanned drones
And hand signed bombs
We share 'our freedom' all day long
Celebrating war in our national song
Making a weapon to show those cowards
What we think of the fallen Towers
And so we sow the seeds of violence
Nurtured by indifferent silence
Watered with whole families' blood
Who missed the mark
Of our godly love
We say US is what they should be
Americans, please stop and see
The causes of our agony
The rampant poor
We now ignore
Chemicals that fill the grocery store
Our toxic water is fading too
America war's killing you
Even in this moment
Unless we choose to own it
The part we play
The way we live
What we offer
And what we give
There is no switch in politics
To bring about the change
The power lies solely in
The person with your name
Write a poem, give a speech
Muster what you can
To stand for peace in solitude
Bring revival to this land
So that our future
Those born tomorrow
Can live in peace
Without war's sorrow
Unslip the knot
That's held its place
And bound Us in this violent state
Set a goal for a generation
To be the first in this Nation
To grow and live
In our population
Never facing war's devastation
Though even the first
Will have the stain
Of OUR wars and OUR pain
Muster faith
All you can
Denounce all war as best you can
Have no doubt
That you're the wave
Tread the path
Your life will pave
In saving them
We'll all be saved
From this violent fate
Begin the change
That will last
Beyond 10,000 years
As steadily we face and fight
All our inner fears
Learning how to transform
The weapons that we wrote
Into means of making peace
Or at least of spreading hope.

Submitted: Saturday, November 21, 2009
Edited: Friday, October 18, 2013

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  • Rookie Xxxxxx Xxxxxxxxx (4/20/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    Excellent, a well crafted piece, I feel this would be a very powerful spoken poem due to its strength of rhythm. Voilence breeds violence a strong message delivered. Yet you also touch upon the violence against nature and chemical use and interweave them effortlessly into the body of your poem, well done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie bob read (2/8/2010 3:59:00 PM)

    this is truly inspiring man love it! across the heathen land....what a line fair play to you 10+++++ (Report) Reply

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