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Red Flags



I see red flags waving. I see danger signs.
I see paths you're paving.
I read between the lines.

I see red flags waving. I see wanton lust.
I see things you're craving.
I sense forsaken trust.

I see red flags waving. I see selfish need.
I see hoards you're saving.
I count incessant greed.

I see red flags waving. I see hostile eyes.
I see words you're raving.
I hear horrific lies.

I see red flags waving. I see restive verve.
I see ways you're slaving.
I find audacious nerve.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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