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An appeal to democratic US, defender of human rights.
US, DEMOCRATIC!—award winner

O, US, democratic,
Based on universal vote,
Why, at all, you in the world,
Do dictatorships promote?

O, US, superpower,
Human rights you do defend;
But your own acts of torture,
Those principles do offend.

O, US, guzzler of oil,
From the countries Arabic;
Why, in order to rule them,
You should be so barbaric?

* Written in abcb 7-7-7-7 format.

• Originally written as item 839143 in 6-6-8-6 format for Finnorua’s poetry contest, "Invalid Item, where it won special mention award . Later it was modified into 7-6-7-6 format and posted as item 847222, which was deleted 23 March 2005 and this poem was included as entry 336421 in WAR POETRY , "WAR POETRY--award winner. Re-posted as static item on 25 July 2007.

MC Gupta
9 May 2004
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