Doom and Gloom

Black And White

We come to you with outstretched hand.
We are here to liberate your land.
We remove the burden from your back.
Your enemies, we will attack.
We freed you from the tyrant chains.
We smashed his boats, tanks and planes.
We gave our lives so you could see
How life is good when you are free.

You come to us with gun in hand
You are here to rape our sovereign land
You striped the clothing from our back
Our children die as you attack.
You bound us with economic chains
Enforced by boats, tanks and planes
You took our lives so we could see.
That in this life, nothings free

Poem Submitted: Monday, February 26, 2007
Poem Edited: Friday, April 8, 2011

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  • John Nightingale (12/14/2007 8:32:00 AM)

    Very good. Liked the balance. Two sides to every argument.

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  • Steve Chering (9/15/2007 1:59:00 PM)

    Crunching good poem. read it three times and still not tired of it.

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  • Nakesha Banks (8/9/2007 11:38:00 PM)

    that was amazing one poem with two views of the same situation yet both so different good job

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  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peeleCheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (7/28/2007 11:31:00 AM)

    Doom and Gloom -

    'Beware the stranger bearing gifts', as you show us with this powerful ironic piece.

    Blessings - Cheryl

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  • Francois Hoon (6/11/2007 3:03:00 AM)

    Great poem. A complete contrast of perceptions, that to the two parties are their reality and their truth concerning what they are doing, but yet so conflicting. Good job

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  • BEAU GOLDEN (6/4/2007 2:45:00 PM)

    Excellent work, excellent, a natural born poet i see. -Beau

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  • Aashish Ameya (5/29/2007 3:32:00 AM)

    really nice and true poem....

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  • Shelley L Baxter-stanley (5/25/2007 11:10:00 PM)

    The truth is so Black and White in this poem.A Great and interesting way to express the yourself on these issues.
    Keep sharing 'Sunshine! ! '..((Smile)) .......and Have a good day regardless of the darkness that exists around us.
    Take care of U''''''''
    =Shelley=

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  • Nikunj Parikh (5/19/2007 5:26:00 AM)

    true picture of the world.....great work...

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  • David Barlow (5/10/2007 6:03:00 PM)

    Great poem, very clever and says it all about the world today. Cheers, David

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  • John Tiong ChunghooJohn Tiong Chunghoo (4/3/2007 6:56:00 AM)

    the poem is here:

    You took our lives so we could see.
    That in this life, nothings free

    what's free anyway?

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  • Jacy Anderson (4/2/2007 12:56:00 AM)

    A completly amazing poem. Very well put.Its just sad that this is whats going on in our world now...

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  • Tired of Being Exploited (3/26/2007 6:54:00 PM)

    Excellent perspective. Nice work on the re-use of words in the second verse.

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  • Ben Gieske (3/7/2007 12:41:00 PM)

    Very powerful. I just wish it were not true. It conveys a message which is most relevant right now. I only wish more people would realize what is happening.

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