Black Poetry : Vain and Hollow

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  1. ewopper

    ewopper Active Member MEMBER

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    Vain and Hollow

    The word for the day is patriotic
    And is defined by such variety
    From courageous to the idiotic
    From common sense to sheer lunacy

    How much more unpatriotic am I than you
    Because I don’t wear a flag pin on my chest
    Yet you in your political view
    From me my citizen’s rights try your hardest to wrest

    Yet if me or my offspring go off to fight your war
    And my family you treat unpatriotic
    By denying them financial aid and more
    Then to me your concept of it is idiotic

    If being patriotic means paying high prices for oil
    And every other necessity
    Then as frustrations rapidly come to a boil
    There’s none more patriotic than me

    And the millions who struggle day to day
    To try to make routine ends meet
    Excuse me but I just have to say
    Your patriotism is to me less than sweet

    For if my patriotism you define
    By the bull you ask me to swallow
    You are out of your ever loving mind
    And your patriotism is vain and hollow

    H. Wilson
     
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    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    powerful piece you hit a major point poeticly very nice again welcome to destee.com
     
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    Wow, this was a direct hit between the eyes. Great scribe, welcome to Destee.com poet.
     
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