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    dots Submission Name: The End of Time is Neardots

    Author: edthepoet
    ASL Info:    47-m-Pa
    Elite Ratio:    4.72 - 1476/991/125
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       I just hate wars and our need to feel to be the police of the world.

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    dotsThe End of Time is Neardots

    The End of Time is Near

    The hour glass was finally turned over
    No, Itís not Jesus coming back to raise havoc
    For all our sins, we should be so blessed

    For we changed a culture without asking
    With bombs, lies and by taking our rights away
    In the pretense of giving more privileges

    Does this sound strange?
    We have to give up our rights and life style
    in order to give them their rights

    Now I wonder,
    Would they do the same?

    Why havenít we learned from Roman history
    When we intact a thousand new laws,
    then we must hire more police, judges,
    build new prisons and arrest millions

    Soon, like the ancient times,
    there only be rich and poor
    and every nation wanting its revenge

    Itís not the guns that should scare us
    Bullets generally kill the chosen target
    I fear the labeling machine
    and the giving up our rights task force

    If one says the war is wrong,
    He or she is automatically label a treat
    without due cause

    If your Roman history is a little rusty,
    then ask Hitler if labeling worked well or not

    Even the leaders know you canít arrest anyone for that
    So they bring out the take your rights away task force,
    to bombard your fears While telling us we must sacrifice
    some of our privileges to save lives

    The word ďSomeĒ has no real number applied to it

    15 of the 18 people involve with the 9-11
    were from Saudi Arabia, none from Iraq
    What is befuddling is, Saudi Arabia is a Monarchy

    Why do we forget the poison gases used by Iraq
    were given to them by the US to gas the Iranians

    I ask you this question,
    How many people should we kill?
    In return of our 3,000 sadly missed
    family members

    So far we have killed over 700,000 people in Iraq
    and over 10,000 of those were innocent by-standers
    Again, I ask you what is the magic number of deaths?

    Edward K. Deputy

    Submitted on 2005-02-04 06:43:42     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      It is the devil's arithmetic. It has no logic other than oil. We did not help in Rawanda. They had nothing that we wanted so the genocide was not really our business. Saudi Arabia can do what they want because they willingly give up their oil to us. If we are required to give up our freedoms, it is a small price to pay to have our SUVs. You are also so right about labeling. If we can convince ourselves that others are not really like us (not really human) then it does not matter what we do to them. During the Vietnam war my father used to sit at the TV and say "They don't value life like we do" He never had an answer when I asked if we should not be using our values rather than judging theirs. Sorry for the rant. I will stop now. Obviously you hit a very raw nerve of mine. LYnn
    | Posted on 2005-02-07 00:00:00 | by greensnake | [ Reply to This ]
      History repeats, unfortunately. I guess we are too dull to learn. We simply are not in control. War is on everyone's brow. One of the frustrations in life is being overly concerned about things that are beyond our control.
    | Posted on 2005-02-04 00:00:00 | by kanu | [ Reply to This ]
      These are divisive times we live in.
    Everyone taking sides, drawing lines in the sand, and passing judgements without thought.

    People can be wonderful as individuals; but, we can be very ugly when we group up and start putting labels on everyone and everything.

    A good lesson on society in general, and the U.S. mentality in particular, ed; timely and well-written.
    | Posted on 2005-02-04 00:00:00 | by latentlylyrical | [ Reply to This ]
      Even the Bible predicts that "there will be wars and rumors of wars". I am thankful that there we're wars because if not for the Civil War, my family and I ould probably be in slavery. The Bible also states that "those who are strong should bear the infirmities of the weak". America is strong and the people of Iraq had no power to overthrow Hussein. God would expect us to intervene, I suppose. America is definitely become a modern day Roman Empire not to mention Babylon. This nation is definitely wicked and based on greed. However, I don't think that is where our President's heart is. I have studied him and researched him to be a Godly man. However, the piece is excellent as far as the way you expressed your thought. (Applause) Indeed, you are a great writer. However, I'm from the projects so it's easy for me to have that "Get him before he gets me" mentality. ED, Keep doing what ya doing.
    | Posted on 2005-02-04 00:00:00 | by xtremegentleman | [ Reply to This ]
      *applause*, very brave poem to post, and so true, so many good points, and still written so well. It's amazing what our society is nowadays. I thought the whole reason to study history was to learn from out mistakes and grow from them, not repeat the same mistakes with more disatrous consequences. Again, very good work and very brave post. I commend you for that.
    | Posted on 2005-02-04 00:00:00 | by Mercy December | [ Reply to This ]
      Another great writing Ed... It is true that America is growing ever more close to the ancient roman civilization...A super power that is growing corrupt... Richest, fattest, most bountiful nation. Presidents have been assassinated, akin to Ceaser, and wars have been fought for the "freedom of all". My brother is in Iraq, and I wish more than anything to have him home, but it is true that they are fighting to "better the nation." But one would guess that its all on perspective. What were the terrorists doing when they hit the twin towers? They were fighting for what they beleived is right too... I'm not justifying this action, but again, its all on perspective... A great writing, keep up the work Ed.
    | Posted on 2005-02-04 00:00:00 | by Exquisite_Death | [ Reply to This ]
      I agree... there is no 'magic number' only the ever increasing totals of staggering deaths that will haunt those who killed thoughtlessly and selfishly. Although I live hardly an hours' flight away from Iraq it might have been on another planet. Where I am it is peaceful and it has just been voted as the 4th biggest economic "emerging' market in the world... how do you do the maths for that one? I hate war and the loss of innocent lifes. You have so many poignant lines in your poem that I couldn't begin to pick my favorite! Well written and expertly delivered.
    | Posted on 2005-02-20 00:00:00 | by Beulah | [ Reply to This ]

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