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Rated: E · Poetry · War · #1296463
An appeal to democratic US, defender of human rights.
US, DEMOCRATIC!—award winner



O, US, democratic,
Based on free adult vote,
Why, at all, you in the world,
Dictatorship promote?

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

O, US, guzzler of oil,
From countries Arabic;
Why, in order to rule them,
Must you turn barbaric?



* Written in abcb 7-6-7-6 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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