Dave Tanguay

Rookie (Nov.8,1948 / Westbrook, maine)

The Good And The Bad (Poem & Quote) - Poem by Dave Tanguay

The good and the bad we view on TV
We all live here together, in the land of the free

Hollywood decides who is good - and who is bad
The viewers cheer on the good guys - this is so sad.

The good guys all defend the corrupt-and evil empire
We see them all as heroes - caught in the cross fire

The bad guys are paid to play the role of psychological
Have you noticed the way these cops, come on as super

Not only on screen, but in real life as well
For they live to lock up all the misfits - into a cell.

They say it’s their job, to serve the community.
What they see in America, is the land of opportunity.

They protect the rich and powerful, who have control of
The working class
For they would rather kiss a-, than to work like a jackass

To fight for your country, - is not to side with the
But, to rebel against the system - which created such

So many brave men are doing time, with their names
Being slandered
For they would not conform - to this so called - life standard

For, the Lord takes no sides, with him the bad guys are well Understood
Those who side with the system - are truly the real hoods.

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” H.L. Mencken


Comments about The Good And The Bad (Poem & Quote) by Dave Tanguay

  • (7/23/2007 3:05:00 PM)

    A very good notion my dear the society is mixed up with the good & the bad since the beginning and it continues? Nobody wants to take the responsibility in this drama and we all act to the script. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/23/2007 12:35:00 PM)

    Nice to see you on PH again, Dave. As for your poem, yes the media has a lot to answer for. I could write a book about the the glorification of villainy - too much to explain here - but the ordinary cop in the street, as well as the common man, is just following the dictates of society. It's the leaders that need to be re-directed. The laws need to be changed. The radical is, unfortunately, often misunderstood and as you quoted, often driven to despair. If there were enough of them, things could change. A thought-provoking poem, Dave. Thanks.

    Love, Fran xxx
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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