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All the nation's hearts are bleeding, yet the flood is not receeding,
starcrossed, battered eyes are pleading for the pain to cease its breeding.
Helpless former mothers crying, weathered flesh in wheelchairs dying,
governments are proudly lying, doing everything but trying.
Starving human beings are screaming, yet the head of state is beaming,
while his plastic teeth are gleaming, death-tolls rise and hate is teeming.

Now you bite the hand that feeds you,
now you snuff the souls that need you,
corporate lust is all that leads you,
as your people beg and plead you.


All of this I find amazing, maybe now they'll start appraising,
as the fire keeps on blazing, Bush's head is still unraising.
This is a poem about President Bush's reaction to Hurricane Katrina, which I think was nothing short of sickening. I wrote this because I remembered how supportive so many of the southerners were of Bush during the elections last November, and it shocks me that he could abandon them so cruely in their time of need.
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Kylie06 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006   Writer
this is an amazing piece and so true..
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MikePomery Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005
Quite passionate and unfortunately true. I am sickened as well by this situation. Such double standards and decadence.
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ASlyswine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
Sadly enough the picture dosen't really go with the title. In the words of Kayne West, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." It is the racist people in the south (and everywhere else) that voted for him. He dosen't care about those people. Obviously they are looting their stuff from their home, shoot them.
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ASlyswine Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
Very well done. :(
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deyuoh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Wow...I'm not one to comment on poems much, but this really grabbed me. It's astounding both artistically and emotionally. Very well done!!
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xbiiv Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
You have a marvelous process of stringing rhyme and rhythm together - your words flow beautifully and the beat is never lost, constantly maintained as you propel your unfalturing beliefs into the heart of the reader. Short, sweet, and to the point, it's a true masterpiece of poetry.
Even better is the irony of the name considering the NIN song was also about Bush.
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There was a NIN song about Bush with the same name? ...Wow, that's fucked up. Odd coincidences like that stalk me all over the place. +blinks+
Rhythm is one of those things that comes naturally to me. I don't know why, but finding and making consistent beats is sort of like breathing for me. Thank you for pointing it out so kindly, though. It makes me happy.
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djtel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
finally, someone who understands the devistation and doesnt see it as gods way of killing off amrican americans. u wouldnt believe how many idiots i've ran into in the past few days who just lack compassion and caring or are just flat racist. nice to know someone actually cares.
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Mad-Ethel-Rackam Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
I absolutely love the rythem of this. It flows superbly. The second paragraph is my favorite; I can almost hear the loathing in it, if you don't mind my being forward. Simple, yet effective. Wonderful job.
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WalkerMonetArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005   Digital Artist
I nearly cried while reading this...this is a wonderful poem
inspired by the harsh truth of reality and the uncaring behaiour the government....
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TheFalseDragon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
then perhaps now is the time to say that bush effectively said at the G8 that he couldn't care less about the environment and he'd rather have people making a few thousand more dollars a year. oh and lets see, the environment fought back maybe he'll shoot some missles at it.
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WalkerMonetArt Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005   Digital Artist
sadly i think your right as long as it doesn't kill him he'll try to kill us all
what can i say this state re-elected and idiot who could careless if we lived
or died. If he could he would shoot missles at the environment.
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sugar-coated-cerial Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
i totally agree with you! very nice poem


i puke on bush's face...
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Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
Your poem is wonderfuly done, I agree with you upon the point that if we had our soliders home, and not in Irak the evactuation would have happened preahaps in a much more smoth mannor. However, I do not think anyone could have known that this damge would be so horbel, now is the time that we as a nation should stand firm and give suport to our Americna Brothers and sisters who have lost so very much. The government needs to act, it needs to give suport now. . .not latter. ..now.
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, exactly. The National Guard is over screwing around in Iraq when they shouldn't even be there in the first place. If they were supposed to deal with foreign matters like that, they wouldn't be called the "National Guard." Thank you for the support.
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Bunnygirle26 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
I am planing on doing all I can to get my college to do drives and I paln on giving blood.
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SilentlyBroken Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Even though I don't agree, you did use words well to say what you did.
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Photographer
Well said.

Saw this in the Thumbshare forum, just had to check it out.
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Photographer
Well said.

Saw this in the Thumbshare forum, just had to check it out.
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BiKaZe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
If I get a sex change...wuld u marry me?
( technically would i be a lezbian then? )
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reddevilduck Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
LOL!!!!! wow you have a freaky fan club :lmao:
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you went through all the trouble of getting a sex change, I'd feel really guilty if I didn't.. But why would you want to do something like that?
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BiKaZe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
cause i love you
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How cute. o_O When did you decide this? +blinks+
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BiKaZe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
it only too .24 secconds according to the collective rectum.
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reddevilduck Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
wow,thats amazing you realy poured your heart and soul into this poem,the pics amazing too, did you take it?Bush spends all the money in other countries and barley glances to his own countries needs.
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's another one of the things that really makes me mad. He can throw millions upon millions of dollars into that wild goose chase in Iraq, yet he can't even treat the citizens of his own country better than animals when they need him most. Even over in Iraq, airplanes flew in and dropped food and water to the civilians when they needed it. I don't understand why the government couldn't at least feed people that way. The whole situation is just really sickening to me, and it makes me twitch in disbelief when I try to figure out how a person like this became the president of this country.
Thanks a lot for the praise on the poem, by the way.
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1ArmedScissors Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Photographer
nicely said and done. :nod:

I personally cannot STAND what he has done to this nation. Ugh... I'm not even gonna start. :angered:
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're not the only one. I think that at this point in time, anyone with a brain feels the same way. +twitch+ Trust me, I know what you mean perfectly.
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After-Life Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
It's so beautiful said!!! Thank you!! :hug:
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for being encouraging with the nice comment. I'm glad you liked it. ^^
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After-Life Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Now I know why some people post their comments twice.. Stupid servers! LOL!!
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After-Life Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
You deserved it without a doubt! So I'm just glad I got the honer of reading it and seeing the picture associated with it!
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After-Life Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
You deserved it without a doubt! So I'm just glad I got the honer of reading it and seeing the picture associated with it!
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darbanana Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
I would like to thank you for expressing my feelings for me. Watching the president's "comforting" just pisses me off. I won't turn this into an anti-Bush rant, but I'm glad that other people agree with me and that you managed to capture exactly what bothers me the post. Thank you.
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I'm happy I managed to express someone else's feelings while letting my own out, too. The fact that others feel the exact same way is really encouraging. This poem isn't going to have any effect on anything in the great scheme of things, but it was just a good way for me to let out my feelings. I hoped that some others would be satisfied with it, too. Thanks.
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LittleLucrecia Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Quite True.
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. +nods+ It's always good to know that others have the same thoughts on an issue.
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thornyblackrose Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
that is soo amzing dude.... passionate & touching, i love how you have expressed your feelings about this tragedy so beautifully in writing, i am so sad for the peope in america right now... i can hardly complain about blair when the US has bush. i am so sorry.

xxx J xxx
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Ghost-of-Raven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind words about the poem. I haven't really written poetry in quite a while, but when this event came along, I just knew I had to write something about it. Watching those poor people in the south screaming for help on the news is enough to strike some obscure chord in my heart, that's for sure. It's the fact that they had so much faith and trust in Bush during the elections that really bothers me. I just don't understand how he can pull things like this and still remain in office.
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