Phil Smith

Rookie - 47 Points (2nd July 1954 / Donald Victoria Australia)

Again And Again - Poem by Phil Smith

What is the future of this nation
In worse shape than you could imagine
Decadence abounds
Politicians are all clowns

Into an endless war a few years ago
Led by a Texan with a big ego
People protest in the streets
Bring our troops home at least

Girls in skimpy clothes and nude
Guys with many a weird hairdo
Cars are getting way too fast
Government spying is a farce

Drugs are killing our youth
Will he beat Babe Ruth
Sending rockets in the air
Think they'll land a man up there

Kids are getting very rude
Things they say are quite crude
Floods of ambitious migrants
Testing local tolerance

Don't graduate from school
People think you are a fool
Want to work hard
To buy a house with a yard

War threatens from the east
Rising up like an angry beast
My nuclear weapon is aimed at you
Oops, you have got one too

A favoured President is dead
We look to the future with dread
It's already 1968
Time to act before it's too late

Comments about Again And Again by Phil Smith

  • (7/30/2008 8:06:00 PM)

    Well, if this poet remembers 1968, then he has th wisdom of years to guide his
    statements. This is very much a political speech of a kind or an essay on the day. Either way, such things are always worth the time,

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  • (12/9/2007 6:07:00 AM)

    I like poems with social relevance. Your observation is true even in other societies. Great poem! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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