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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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