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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 09:31 AM
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Greed and Avarice
The Times They are not A Changin
Ramon Piero 6/14/03


It is almost too late,
our children have been
accustomed to immediate
gratification,
they gotta
have it
now.

They gotta
have it
now.
Barbie, laptop,
Big Mac with
all the trimmins
irradiated chunks of
who knows what?
followed by so-called
potato sticks fried in
hot grease-like poison
and lets not forget
their little plastic
toy,
(included in their
yahoo meal)
which is also this
weeks box-office
blockbuster.

They cannot wait,
gotta have it now,
the world will
end today if we
dont let them
watch or eat
what their friends
will watch or eat.

The have no idea
what the word wait
means;
gotta have
it
now
is the mantra
we taught
them.

We made
them that
way,
every time
we say
yes
to their
every
whim.

We no longer
know
our children
they have no
sense of
history

We forgot
those who
came before us.
Who gave their
lives,
so that
we may live
our lives
as proud
men and
women.

We forgot to
tell them about
Cesar, Malcolm,
Albizu, those
who did not seek
the here
and the now,
they fought and died
for the
later
and
tomorrow
for the future.
But, they gotta
have it now
makes no
difference
what the
cost may
be.
We have
not taught
them about
those who
paid
the price;
we have
only encouraged
their
petulance

What it cost
Anacaona
Cualtemoc,
Nat Turner
Mandela,
Malcolm and
Martin.
They have
never
heard
those
names.

They only know
Nemo,
and the
Little Mermaid,
Grand Theft Auto 3,
Halo and
Grand Prix,

They know
the price
of
everything
and the
value
of nothing.
Then we
wonder why
they
have no
direction.


Lets reclaim
our history
and prepare
them
for a
glorious
future.










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KaliTracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-20-05 11:22 PM
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1. Yes!
thank you for this. It speaks volumes.
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 02:38 PM
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2. You are a truth poet
I have designated a new category of poetry called truth poetry. You are the lone pioneer so far. I will have to see if I can come up with some truth poetry of my own.
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Steel City Slim Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-22-05 02:48 PM
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3. Yes, Yes, Yes
That is what I think when I see a post where someone is whining about how bad it is, talking about running away to some other country. They are willing to throw away the sacrifices that were made for us because they are unhappy, because what they want isn't being handed to them, because they are going to have to work to get it back.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-05 09:27 PM
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4. nice flow...
the pointlessness of materialism.....junkies of consumer items, needing a high, their hopes a marketplace of no-expense-spared junk....betrayal is so intrinsic, it's not we who cannot let go of tv, it's tv cannot let go of us
(i'd hate to be a youngster now, because callousness is so damn cool)
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