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Government Overreach

Lawrence S. Pertillar 1947 (Connecticut)

Not a word heard to hear mentioned,
Of a government overreach.
When Mother Nature threatens,
With storms come to arrive.
And the government is expected,
To normalized their way of life...
Spoiled by entitlements.
And a democracy.
Many are destroying.
Because of a fear,
Too much diversity has increased!

Not a word heard to hear mentioned,
From those who depend...
Upon the government delivering,
To meet their expectations.
With a doing to diminish,
Unwanted diseases.
And viruses to spread.
Done to spread death and dred.
Taking breath away.
Silencing needless excuses.
Too late to be made.

When a need is wished to have fulfilled,
The government is accused.
For not rushing with an urgency,
To prove it is the people...
They represent to provide goodwill.
And then when the government,
Decides what is best to protect...
All its citizens from threats.
Affecting humanity with no exceptions.
Come front and center,
Are the blinded of consciousness.
Claiming to blame,
A government overreach...
Has begun to take steps,
To remove fiction from their deluded...
Petty fed and irresponsible lives.
Taught to teach,
Their freedoms sought to seek...
Is not dependent upon the government.
Or the ones of diversity.

'Who has addicted these people,
On fruitcake?
To not have it shown to make known,
How that taste is made to create it?'

'It could have been,
The power of persuasion.'

They need to 'persuade' themselves,
To wake up quick.
Before the ones they depend upon,
Decide enough is enough.
Take the recipe and from them split!

'They wouldn't do that.
Would they?'

'How many people do you know,
Declaring themselves...
To be the boss of anything.
You know...
The ones who sat behind desks.
Incompetent yet...
Boasting of a power to have.
With it done to be eventually,
Left alone.
Moaning to groan,
About ungrateful employees.
They treated with respect and dignity.
Those employed had other opinions!
And not one expressed a thankfulness?'


And they all were related.'

Related how?'

A family of thieves feeding on greed!
And that...
The government has attempted to fix.'

'With a ridding of the leeches?'

It's complicated but...yes.
If you perceive to think of those leechers,
As squealing on each other.'

'How low in a barrel can crabs get?'

'Stay tuned.
That has yet to be determined!
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Submitted by lpahtillah on September 11, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

1:57 min read

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 2,268
Words 400
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 11, 11, 20, 4, 2, 6, 2, 15, 2, 2, 4, 1, 4, 1, 2

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