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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 03:23 PM
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A Crystal Heart
I don't know if anyone's posted this before, but I think it's excellent. Please click the link to read the entire piece.
http://blog.chrismoore.com/index.php/archives/327

I watched the Inaugural celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. There were singers singing about freedom, and actors reading the words of great Americans from the past. And above it that great stone effigy of Lincoln scowling down like a great prophet who had delivered his message of freedom and was waiting to see how badly were going to fuck it up.

And I have to admit it, I got a little choked up.

And I thought,
Am I being cynical enough?

I thought,
Do I need to keep my guard up?

I thought,
Am I being suspicious enough?

I thought,
Will people think me a fool, if Im earnest in my hope?

http://blog.chrismoore.com/index.php/archives/327
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:56 PM
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1. Beautiful!
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SunsetDreams Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:28 PM
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2. That was beautiful, thank you for posting this here!
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:07 PM
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3. Your welcome! My favorite part was
I was choked up because I was tired.
Ever been that tired?
So tired you feel like you might weep?
I was tired of being lied to, and manipulated, and treated without respect,
Like I was some sort of moron.
I was tired of freedom and love of country being thrown in my face
Like ads for soap, in order to sell an unjust agenda.
I was tired of my patriotism being questioned because I had the audacity
To point out that I was being lied to.
By leaders who became avatars of cynicism, and doubt, and mistrust.
And yes, death.

I was exhausted.
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