Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shades of Yesterday

Created By:  Randy Sturridge

Lost are the times that brought about prosperity

Replaced by the overwhelming foreshadowed hostilities

The Minds of the citizen grow more and more dependent 

Fostering entitlement and civil manner resentment

Conflicts rising among elected officials

Often stalemating over legislative dribble 

The right of the citizen to make their own choices

Is robbed from their hands as the government sponge moistens

Tipping the balance from a capitalistic nation

Through unconstitutional over-reached legislation

Mandates and policy bringing forth a bleak future

Where Independence and pride are not granted but looted

Randy Sturridge


Fred said...

Real piece here Randy. Not too into the political poems, but this is really good- I actually wrote one a week or so ago, so apparently unrest with the way things are going is not on this poets mind alone- good read, great write thanks

Anonymous said...

brinkka2011 says: jumbo tally you take in

Randy Sturridge said...

Thank you both for your comment.

I always try my best to not let any political angst overflow on here and for the most part it doesn't, though I let a couple slip through. May just end up creating another blog as well on politics and political poetry..as I'm sure you're aware politics is always a catch 22 when it comes to visitors...This one though more of a acknowledgement and not to deeply political so I felt it may have been suitable on some level. I'm glad that you enjoyed this..Thanks