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Tonight At The Dead Man's Ball (Free verse) by dougsoderstrom
All the world’s an illusion, Enamored by the shine, The actors are staged and ready to perform, So let’s go out and get in line. Now, religion is such a wonderful thing, Devotees following their sacred rules, All of them praying for their hometown team to win, You see..... they’re no fools. Reps for all of our people, Can be found in Washington on The Hill, Take heed at how their hands are extended, Just waiting for another dollar bill. Three dancing babies, two caring clowns, And a fakir from Western Nepal, Each and all of them performing..... tonight, At the opening of The Dead Man’s Ball. Pretty women’s faces, And men with wallets thick, Hey, let’s go out and get some more viagra, That’ll surely do the trick. The king and his court are ready to reign, Doing what they’ve always done best, Taking care of their money-buddied friends, And to hell with all the rest! And then, of course, there are others, Those who live in different lands, Their feet all-raw, bloodied and bruised, From having walked the sun-drenched sands. Three dancing babies, two caring clowns, And a fakir from Western Nepal, Each and all performing..... tonight, At the opening of The Dead Man’s Ball. Storm clouds are gathering all over the place, It’s about time to go to war again, Better get the troops primed and ready for battle, So we can send them all in. America, oh America, Land of the brave and free, But what about all the children we’ve killed, You know..... the ones we never seem to see? All the world’s an illusion, Enamored by the shine, The actors are staged and ready to perform, So let’s go out and get in line. Three dancing babies, two caring clowns, And a fakir from Western Nepal, Each and all performing..... tonight, At the opening of The Dead Man’s Ball.

Up the ladder: Faith
Down the ladder: Ann & Dan & I

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Weighted score: 6.0555553
Overall Rank: 1188
Posted: August 20, 2004 12:42 PM PDT; Last modified: August 21, 2004 3:00 PM PDT
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Comments:
[8] Dovina @ 24.52.157.176 | 20-Aug-04/1:34 PM | Reply
Not bad, like a lyric, could be sung at the opening of the Republican convention.
[n/a] dougsoderstrom @ 207.80.112.1 > Dovina | 21-Aug-04/9:49 AM | Reply
Thanks, Dovina and a good suggestion...... I'll send a copy of my poem to George B. to find out if he would like to use my piece for, shall we say, "a kind of theme" for his covention.

[n/a] dougsoderstrom @ 207.80.112.1 | 21-Aug-04/3:01 PM | Reply
Thanks for the help.

I changed "one's" to "ones."

Doug
[7] horus8 @ 24.130.62.63 > dougsoderstrom | 21-Aug-04/3:06 PM | Reply
Amazing, that should really do the trick!
[7] horus8 @ 24.130.62.63 | 21-Aug-04/3:11 PM | Reply
You are aware that one can order in viagra, correct?
[7] Prince of Void @ 217.218.131.145 | 21-Aug-04/5:53 PM | Reply
All the world’s an illusion
[10] Stephen Robins @ 195.92.198.75 | 24-Aug-04/2:54 AM | Reply
Dear Doug,

Why'd you delete my comment? That sort of runs counter to the thrust of your liberal minded theology does it not? I don't go around in a huff deleting others comments because I do not agree with them; that would make me a facist censor who would quite happily pogromise the entire site of people who disagree with my opinons. Take my constructive criticism as it is intended Doug othrwise you run the risk of becoming an insufferable Nazi. And zodiac is a jew so you don't want to offend him do you?

Take my comment as it is intended Doug.

Worried,

SW11.
[10] Stephen Robins @ 195.92.198.74 | 24-Aug-04/6:17 AM | Reply
Dear Doug,

Please disregard the fatuous remarks above, they are a weak attempt to curry favour with you. We all know the only way to curry favour is to get an ethnic to do it.

Your bestest friend in whole world,

Stephen Throbbington Robins
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