Sunday, August 16, 2009

Poem: Demagoguery

Because it is time to stop the lies and fearmongering, and pass real health care reform.


Change came to country as an answer of hope

Eight years a ruin of unimaginable scope

But stirred up solutions might leave some quite in dread

They will cling to the past and new lies they’ve been fed

Rise up in anger as an ignorant lot

By demagogues led in a cynical plot

“Socialists,” “NAZI’s,” the hyperbole scream

“Killing of seniors” by a “death panel” scheme

Yet shouting in madness can belie greatest fear

“Birthers” and “Deathers” simply can’t come to bear

A black man in power who will stand up and lead

When he threatened entrenchment they would soon plant the seed

Of America’s death knell yet the truth ‘came opaque

Where you don’t have the facts then the facts you must make

So Senator Grassley and crazy Glenn Beck

Spin all your spin and serve up your dreck

Lie for us Sarah with Palinesque charm

To hell with an answer – we can sound false alarm

Copyright SGW 2009

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