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Democracy
by Henry Burt Stevens

Monday, June 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Democracy

by Henry B Stevens
11/23/2003
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From the hightest earthly pinnacle
The Man said
"you're either for us
or you are against us"

I watched in horror
as I heard him
say it on live TV

Democracy died before
the echo of his words
in that hallowed chamber

No discussion?
No dissent?

"we're right
you are wrong"

"my God is bigger
than your god"

"my God will win
you will die in sin"

All these words said
and repeated and
approved by the
MAN and his people

A possible majority of hanging chads
so close it couldn't be
counted

only annointed, not elected
is not a license to
hunt down the other half

vilify, label unpatriotic,
equate their
lack of faith
with sedition

I'm an old man
i can afford to speak
Democracy is discussion
dissent, respect; yes, love

soon they will try to muzzle my speech
by putting a muzzle to my head
when I speak out,
they will pull the trigger

they'll pull the trigger
millions of times
till they break the will
of those who still stand

against them,
stand against their God

Bless America
Amen

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 6/22/2005
This is one of your best !!! It says it all..M
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/13/2005
Well said and points well taken ;my friend, the man should remember he is sent to serve the people not to have the people serve him.

Felix



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