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    dots Submission Name: Freedom??dots
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    Author: C. Starr
    ASL Info:    35/yesplz/State of denial
    Elite Ratio:    4.22 - 130/196/68
    Words: 1587
    Class/Type: Poetry/Political
    Total Views: 1271
    Average Vote:    No vote yet.
    Bytes: 8786



    Description:
       THIS POEM CONTAINS SUBJECT MATTER THAT MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18....OR THE EASILY UPSET READER.


    Written from 2004-2005.

    It's still being added to.......
    and probably will be for awhile.

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    dotsFreedom??dots
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    Freedom

    Watch me as I tread lightly alongside your path.
    You may see me as a mystery.
    But, if you look it’s plain to see….
    What I really am.
    An enemy of the state,
    A rebel with a cause behind my beliefs.
    A wandering soul…
    Searching for a special place.
    To sit down awhile and rest my feet.
    To witness others like me.
    To see truth and justice in a society.
    So I keep walking……
    Looking for this imaginary land….
    Would you like to take my hand
    And join my journey to this place where we can truly and finally be free………


    Here, we can have…….
    Two kids and a beautiful wife,
    Most people think that’s a happy life.
    For this they will strive and strive,
    So paycheck to paycheck they can only survive.
    A track home and a swimming pool,
    If you buy into these things your nothing but a fool.
    The true meaning of the American dream,
    Is simply and only to be free.

    With a war most of us don’t believe in and a president who couldn’t even pass the S.A.T.’S are we, seriously, are we really free ?
    You or me or some people you might see here couldn’t dance in the streets with out getting maced,
    Yet we need to go to other countries and tell their 4000 year old culture how they should behave.
    Now, I’m not gonna say I don’t love my country or that I would ever want to live any other place,
    But when do the local police across this great land and our federal government have to stand up and atone for how they have enslaved a nation.
    To some degree anyway.

    I have seen some things living here in this city I live and what I’ve seen with the police I can’t believe.
    They have murdered people with rage and the gentle touch of a trigger.
    And no not all of them where low down, Southside, crack addicted ………..
    Oh right, like I, a half Sicilian Punk raised by hippies would stand up here and say that word of hatred and slave terminology,
    You see I’m so above that, I don’t even have to rhyme it right and sweet.
    I can just say that No, not all of the ones murdered where gang banging, gun toting crack dealing, black men,
    Why would you ask?
    As if that would make it alright or something.
    No, one was a older white male, already detained in police custody down at county, one was a paraplegic in front of a Circle K , one was a 14 year old Mexican kid with a kitchen knife, or wait, if we count Mesa police and not just Phoenix and Glendale how many 14 year old Mexican kids is that anyway ?
    It’s at least 3.
    Believe me that’s not all I could say about our fair city.
    But let’s move on to bigger and better things…..
    Like obstructing our abilities to vote and thereby committing fraud to a massive, obvious degree ?
    Or allowing other nations to get away with travesties as we sit in judgment of just one specifically,
    Oh and I wonder why…
    Maybe, because they specifically sit atop a mountain of oil and we all know someday soon that is something for which we will desperately be in need.
    We all know those basic facts……
    About how our military attacked a nation, killed thousands of innocent and guilty souls,
    Showed their faces and corpses on TV and then pulled their leader from a hole…
    Looking very old, tired, starved and dirty.
    Not that I, through my dislike and distrust of our leader,
    Trick myself into believing that other man was any good either.
    But don’t forget most of the things we have accused him of,
    They were done under the hand of Bush senior’s rein of terror,
    Back then, you see we promised those people killed by chemical warfare we would protect them,
    Bush senior promised we would be there.
    And so they revolted, were killed for it, all because we never showed up for the war we incited..

    And this war now…..
    All we’ve done in the name of it….
    What is it for ?
    For weapons of destruction never found, for gossip and heresay and supposed involvements in what we all want to believe this is really about.
    Don’t think as I say this I forgot that horrible day,
    The day the whole country…together we cried,
    The day that simultaneously... our safe comfy feeling died.
    But it’s not about that and as an educated American you can’t ever forget it.
    We all know Oswald didn’t kill JFK, we know that Nixon was a liar….
    And Clinton smoked weed…..
    And that he held that shit in for as long as a human could possibly.
    We know he then proceeded to get it all, down and dirty from Monica Lewinsky.
    We know that Reagan was a puppet in the grand scheme of things,
    And that our current president’s daddy was the one behind him pulling those strings.
    Now….If you know any of these things you have to stop to think for a second who are all these people really working for ?
    Certainly not for you or me.
    And do you think that little Georgie is any different from his daddy ?
    Head of the CIA, ya know, during those years,
    Starting back in the 60’s when so many people were killed in the name of keeping things secret.
    Ssshhhhhh, just keep quiet, you nation of sheep.
    People had their lives ruined, were imprisoned, were watched , all because of their beliefs.

    Okay, now that we’ve got all that out of the way.
    Let me talk about some other things,
    Like laws we all break and the huge risk we take when we do certain everyday things.
    In most states across this country it’s literally illegal to cross the street where not clearly stated we can do so,
    It’s also literally illegal to have anal sex…in some states even oral….
    Since when does freedom mean the government decides what we can do in our beds ?
    Isn’t that really about controlling who we are….isn’t it about implementing the idea in our heads…
    That anal sex…in some states even oral ; is bad, that you will get diseases, that only freaks and homo’s do it.
    Isn’t it really about laws made during a time of sexual persuasion discrimination.
    Laws made during a time when the majority of the public hadn’t yet begun to open their minds…….
    Too many laws that don’t get updated with the changing times…….
    Yet some laws get changed every chance it suits some politician who lives in a big corporation’s pocket.
    For our own good...we need to realize these propositions aren’t made for our benefit, they are made for profit.
    I know some of these laws aren’t enforced so heavily and some are enforced like God himself wrote them down for us to see,
    My point is they all exist in writing.
    You know what’s really funny, one law that doesn’t exist, at least in writing…..
    Is the one that says we have to pay taxes from our hard earned money to supply what the government determines necessary.
    And that’s of course on top of being taxed for every other fucking thing.
    Well…I got something for the man to tax….how about pot…
    Ya know since a huge percentage of the population buys it and…not anytime soon are most of us going to stop.
    I mean when a person can’t legally smoke a weed that grows from the earth…..
    But we have commercials on Radio & TV for medications, basically chemicals we don’t even need.
    There is something really wrong with that policy…….
    They are saying; ‘ it’s okay as long as it comes from a Pharmacy’.
    Now…… a gay couple, in this country,
    Been together 20 years, can’t get married.
    But an illegal immigrant can walk over that border and get a job, get welfare, and get joined legally for life under the eyes of our Christian god.
    And our bosses, most of them Republican upper class Wasps who‘ve never walked a day of their lives in our shoes, down our streets……..
    Well, they love it, because those Mexicans who are only trying to get away from a desolate, poverty stricken life, well, they work cheap.

    And believe me, we are still, everyday…….
    Constantly fighting for our rights of free speech.
    In fact, I’m sure there are some of you who might even want to censor me now,
    So I will stop telling you what you already know and just sit down.
    Then we can all go back to doing nothing about these things,
    And just believing in that fake, track home American dream.




    Submitted on 2005-07-28 16:01:39     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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    ||| Comments |||
      wow aren't you just the pop. political speaker of the house of pain---this is gritty--I don;t reaslly agree nor disagree with this....this kind of stuffr falls under my category of eh---I just don;t give a fuuuuuck anymore about this stuff...I did but it is simply useless--One person does not make the difference and i don't know how they could ever say otherwise but you mi0 chica are loco
    lt
    and btw if it means anything BUSH can suuuuck my diiiick--him and his daddy
    come and get it [censored]es
    | Posted on 2005-07-30 00:00:00 | by LameMansTerms | [ Reply to This ]
      WOW! No, WOW and WOW!
    I agree with you 100%. Viewpoints, well let's just say, " I bet you are labled as a rebel" or shall I say a "troublemaker". Everything you stated is true. TOUCHY SUBJECTS! Oh, well! Us little people have a hard way to go. You pounded everthing that needed to be pounded. You know some will probably bash it! Too bad! This is a great write. Expressive and descriptive. You keep doing what you do! take care, wanda
    | Posted on 2005-07-28 00:00:00 | by bigfineq | [ Reply to This ]
      lol... that was great! Especially every little Bush slam that was in there! There were a lot of valid points in there, and for the most part I have to agree with them! lol... as you see I don't really think high of our "government". You should find Bush's email and send this to him, or post it on some news site! lol... that would be great. Anyway, great piece of work! Keep at it :-)
    Jeremy
    | Posted on 2005-07-28 00:00:00 | by shepj | [ Reply to This ]
      This reminds me of Ginsberg...

    this is very powerful, and strongly political... in a way that is just makes me wanna get up and cheer you on... it's very raw, and brutually honest. Very very bitter too...

    You covered so many topics...

    The true meaning of the American dream,
    Is simply and only to be free.


    yet, simple it's not. I like how the title ties in at this point.

    lots of controversy in this.

    I like it.

    The ending is a fantastic sense of closure.. although the hollowness is a little frightening. Its like here is the truth... but ah what the heck, back to the matrix.

    thanks for the read!

    alexis
    | Posted on 2005-08-15 00:00:00 | by pennyroyal tea | [ Reply to This ]


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