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They don’t kill politicians anymore
though some might say they should
Those vermin breeding malcontents
all worms in rotten wood

To feast on dreams of hope and change
and sell what pain has bought
They rape our souls in daylight scorned
—no punishment when caught

(The New Room: July, 2022)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on July 02, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAXA XBXB X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 297
Words 53
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 1

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    Politicians, we need them, but does one bad apple rot the bushel ?
    The USA used to be a shinning light on a hill, not anymore ! Such an evil world, who can fix it, not mortal man !
    LikeReply1 year ago

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