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(The) Grabbing Of Power To Have It

Lawrence S. Pertillar 2947 (Connecticut)

Power grabbers.
Fighting amongst themselves,
To ascend to positions...
Of authority,
Within the walls and halls,
Where rules, laws and justice...
Are created.
With beliefs they can restrict to limits,
For certain citizens to make difficult...
Their right and privilege to vote,
For who they choose and please.
Should have this doing made clear,
Who has lost their mental faculties!

Those elected to represent,
Their constituents...
Across a diverse demographic,
Yet thirst for themselves...
The image of power first.
Have been miraged.
By a consciousness that has betrayed,
Any remnants left of common sense.

Who was it that sat,
On a homegrown throne...
Had the ability to convince,
A greatness to have achieved it...
Could remain sustained,
With eliminating the reality...
Of its diversity to observe and see.
And this actually believed?

Followed by supporters.
And thoughtlessly endorsed.
Applauded and cheered,
This action was enforced.

Proud of their efforts to endeavor.

What about the economy?
Dependent upon the diversity of it.
And every aspect of our lives,
Fed to feed the quality of it.
Can not survive,
On fraud, corruption...
Nor the lovers of told lies.'

Ignored to go unheard those words.
Since the ones focused,
On power to grab it and have...
Decided they would rather,
Be represented by image.
Symbolizing a power idolized.
And this will deliver to them more,
A feeding to feast upon a greed...
Deluded historically fictioned!

'We have taught them a lesson.
Haven't we?'

This we have done.
To prove our commitment.
Focused upon image.
And what power to have it,
To 'us' represents.
Who will be the ones,
Left to remember...
The benefits of it?
At whose expense?
Paying the cost of the consequences!?
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