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POWER'S PERFUME(April contest)

As I approach the deep wide river
I catch the whiff of ruin and rot
an old stench, as it were
of some death too long forgot.

Then upon reaching river's bank
a steady breeze from the far side
brings the smell both rich and rank,
an odor cherry blooms can't hide.

I struggle as I cross on over
the stink like a wall that I can't scale.
Although I'm walking in lush clover
I must force myself to inhale.

The odor is stronger with each pace,
indeed I can taste it in my mouth
similar to days dead deer in this foul place.
I'm way too far from home down south.

The cursed dome is now in sight
and I can hardly dare go on
would corruption its height
in this septic city...Washington.

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of the state of government. I was surprised but not too surprised, to find that this is a political statement! One, I also happen to agree with. Not as a Democrat or Republican or any other party/clique; but rather an American citizen. Our system has become bloated with the carcasses of the dead and dying political officials that we elect and then forget about. We are only too quick to elect someone who most closely appears to fit our objectives and then because we think our duty is done, fail to follow up on them and keep an eye on them to make sure that said objectives are accomplished. We have an obligation to be more involved with the government we elect. If our officials are not satisfying our needs and mores, Get rid of them! Vote them out and keep doing it until they get the idea that they are here to serve us and our needs. Thanks, for a great piece of work! P.S. the line: [I'm] way too far...
~ Geezer.

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And the same applies to local and state gov't. I have joined with the Convention of States to hold a constitution of states which will by-pass the congress and put in place a constitutional amendment that will impose term limits on congress as well as a balanced budget amendment. WE can do this without their approval . I am already putting pressure on my state house reps to vote for this and if they don't it is my intention to replace them . I hope you will do the same.

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