Alexander Shaumyan

Rookie - 178 Points (July 12,1962 / Moscow, Russia)

A Change You Can'T Believe In - Poem by Alexander Shaumyan

A Change You Can't Believe In

A change you might believe in
Was slowly compromised,
And nothing was accomplished
To better people's lives.

No bold decisive action-
Just posturing on the floor
Of the House and the Senate
And talks behind the door.

The public was left out
From hearings and debates,
Save for some town hall shouts
About the fascist state.

And so a monstrosity
Came to the light of day-
Two thousand plus pages
Of corporate giveaways.

So you can thank Obama
For this historic leap
Into politics as usual,
Where promises are cheap.

December 21,2009

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 21, 2009

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