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Modern Day Rome
by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper

Saturday, September 27, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Some things never hardly change.

The streets are the arena
the citizens are the victims
the hoodlums are the
wild animals
The politicians are
the spectators
The president is
Julius Ceasar

Let the games begin
who will lose and who will win
The animals don't have to
be let out of their cages
They're all running wild with
all type criminal rages

The politicians don't fret
all their needs are
being  met
they have armed security
the wild animals will meet
Julius Ceasar sits on his throne
while the wild animals 
roam  the streets of stone

Julius Ceasar and
his rich friends
rip off Rome and reap
their dividends
Julius Ceasar then
calles for a bailout
while all his rich friends
leave the bank checkout
Loaded with all the cash
they plan to stash

Poor man on the street
still gets killed and beat
while the wild animals
devour his dead meat
The spectators gather
like crooks of a feather
they all stick together
to end the crooked spending

Welcome to
Modern day Rome

What a crazy home


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/28/2008
Right on, Grady. Such is the way of this world. The more things "change," the more they remain the same as ever. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 9/27/2008
Equal high measures of truth and poetry here, Grady :-)

It could have an even wider scope because there are many interesting similarities between our modern America and Rome during the beginning of its fall from empire. Hopefully the new Julius may have learned something from history.

Well penned my friend!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/27/2008
An excellent, spot on write: while Nero fiddles, Rome is burning ... with anger, with apathy, with calls for change. Excellent pen, GEM. God have mercy!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/27/2008
So true sweet sweet man,well done as always.....sweet dreams ...Hugsssss
Love Always,
Chanti Lace xoxo

Reviewed by Denise Edwards 9/27/2008
So true, soo true! You did this very nicely.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/27/2008
You nailed it Grady! Take a bow!...Applause!ET
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 9/27/2008
Like I Always Said: THEY US.Gov (Big Brother)Wants All Of Us Dead Esp Little Children...

It Is That Much Less They Have Pay Out In Health Benefit$ & Social Security Goes In Greed $ Mongering Corporate Bank Account$...

Welcome To Modern Day (USA = You Suck Ass) Rome...

Only An Act Of (God) Will Stop It Them Dead...

Keep Em Comen...

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 9/27/2008
Brother you have express and explain the state of this country with uniqueness to the core.All of it is true.This country is messed up right now.A very good poem,take care

Reviewed by Debashish Haar 9/27/2008
Well Said, Grady!

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