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Classified: Top Secret: Do Not Forward:
by Henry Burt Stevens
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Classified: Top Secret: Do Not Forward:
by Henry Burt Stevens
05/08/2005
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our petty plans and silly sayings
are just somethings stuffed
in our ears and eyes

to entertain us, to delude us
into believing we know
what is really going on

the ringmaster barks
we sit back relaxed
to watch animals, performers

have an other box of
popcorn, a drink maybe
some cotton candy

later, tired at home we'll sleep
the reel will rewind to play
again the animals and performers

who now do not hear the ringmaster
the lions break ranks and claw their
way through the audience

the midgets start firing live rounds
into the stands-no one can leave
the exits are blocked

the band plays much louder than
before, the P.A. system shouts
"this is really what is going on-
how do you like it?" 
 
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Reviewed by Ceejay Jones (Reader) 10/18/2005
Now...how do we get the word out to those who still wear their blinders?
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/30/2005
You sure can think, Henry; and provoke others to think as well. Thank you for sharing your insight. Love and peace.

Regis
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/12/2005
Good one Henry! Imagine if we really knew?

Eileen
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 5/12/2005
Well Henry you did right good here. Neat write just perfect I think.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 5/12/2005
Well, yup. Wag the dog and catch the idiots with their pants down. You're sounding the alarm I see. :-) ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/12/2005
You're right--everything is sugarcoated so we don't all. freak. OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An excellent metaphor and write.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/12/2005
The last line is to be a surprise, and yours is.
Enjoyed...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/12/2005
Most interesting read Henry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 5/12/2005
very interesting, the metaphor for life today is excellent
Reviewed by Brian Pellerino 5/12/2005
Henry,

You've nailed it. Great metaphor for the underlying truth that permeates our society. If they pulled back the veil for real, we'd all run screaming for the exits.

B
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/12/2005
Huh?
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