Obama Time

Vintage Words


It is time
to write a serious
poem about the world
and the way people
live, but my
fingers hurt
thinking about
the world as it turns
and the people
gravitationally attracted
to it.


It is time to
vote again and I
do not really like
most of the candidates.
Obama, that's one,
but the rest require
serious study and I
do not feel like
my brain can take
much more.


I like simple things,
like a philosophy that
says keep it small,
simple, microscopic
works for me too.
If Obama wants more
taxes for, oh, anything,
I'll pay, anybody else,
get in line behind him
and I'm tellin' you now,
I like his big shoulders. I
can't even see you.



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Not_A_Somalian_Guy's picture

Dear Allets ( a.k.a. Stella

Dear Allets ( a.k.a. Stella )

I confess ... what I am about to write in here might seem ridiculous .. but ... how do you recite this poem ? .... I understand the style and the poem is well in sync with what you experience vis-a-vis the political system ... I get the rhyme and metre but I seem to miss something important while trying to to read the verses ... in all probability it's my mistake and inexperience ... but would love it if you could perhaps aid me in it.

He who knoweth himself ... knoweth the world ....

allets's picture

How Read?

I read my poems loudly, precisely, and with enthusiasm. This one has very crisp t's and emphasis on endings. I write it, read it over aloud to capture the emphasis that matches the meaning - like an actor presenting a part. Reading IS a performance and i've read a lot over forty years to develop a spoken word form - You have to hear it to know.

Lady A


ChosenFew's picture

I like this, very simple and

I like this, very simple and you depict your feelings perfectly.

As to your question (can't tell if its sarcasm lol)
Click on Profile
Click edit
and change your username :)

- ChosenFew

"It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -Albert Einstein

allets's picture

No Sarcasm

I am pretty sarcastic, I guess, but no, I appreciate your advice on how to edit my name. The "Your name:" can not be changed. Also, I don't want to lose my relationships - I love my favorite poets and have to find them - Thanks, my friend, I wish you Peace and Joy In The Autumn - Lady A

Lady A


Astral_Tides's picture

Oh I love this. I can't tell

Oh I love this. I can't tell you how ridiculous American politics are to me.
And this year has been unusually invasive.
People driving to my house to ask me who I'm voting for and blah blah.
Ridiculous. I have my response on the tip of my tongue at ready.
"I appreciate your efforts, but I am not a politically savvy individual. Have a lovely day!"
Oh I cannot wait for this to be over and done with.
I don't vote, for fear of allowing my essence to be tainted by the corruption of liars and power mongers.
Uhhh I could go on, but yeah.
Lady-A <3

"The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." R.W.E.


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I was not intersted in political realms for years, then the internet happened and newspapers, powermonger blogs, poll results, all the things I enjoy assessing were at my fingertipos, the lies, truths, honesty, intelligence, character. 2012 could not be bought (billions spent on candidates and issues - all of them lost). We are slow to change our laws - we always have been; a good thing too. - At 62 going on 100, I observe power stuctures and how they move. Thanks for expressing your opinion, I feel your anger/disgust. It's over and I am glad too - LOL & Hugzzz ~~~~Lady A

Lady A