Four More Years

7 Nov

This is a Triple Rhyme Poem. I felt compelled to write something because of the re-election of President Barrack Obama. I hope that you enjoy it and see some value in my commentary.

Also, song titles are hyper-linked to their audio files on GrooveShark.com.

“Four More Years”

© 2012 Tyrone Turner

All rights reserved

President Obama was re-elected for another term.

Will it be a smooth road ahead or will he hit a berm?

Will the country’s economy get healthier or will it become sicker with a new, super germ?

He is not a savior but I’d say the lesser of two evils.

Our military industrial complex of a country feeds on the resources of other lands like a horde of hungry boll weevils.

The power behind the power is not satisfied until the intended target kneels.

Perhaps we can fix things up at home that then repair our reputation abroad?

Who knows whether or not our revolutionary roots will act as a lighting rod.

By mobilizing “We the People” who are created equal in the eyes of God.

The U.S. Congress and the President should be forced to play nice in the sandbox.

We should keep them in the Capitol Building and fasten the locks.

If this were a different age we’d surround them with a moat filled with crocs.

You start a fire under the pot to get the water in it to boil.

Before a snake strikes it tends to coil.

Freedom isn’t free so we have to labor and toil.

Charity and agitation should start in the neighborhoods where you live.

Local politicians are to be reminded that they are public servants who are not there to take but to give.

If they are not responding to your outcry you have to question their motive.

Local, state then the feds is the hierarchy in which your concerns should flow.

Don’t let elected officials sit on their asses so spur them and make them get up and go.

If they don’t honor your requests, vote the bums out and send them down river with no paddle and tell them to row.

Also remember that you have to do for self.

Don’t wait for a benevolent government to give you a handout so go out and build your wealth.

Otherwise your rights will be stripped away and you won’t notice because it will be done using stealth.

Join a civic and/or a faith-based organization in your neighborhood.

It should be concerned with the upliftment, safety and the area’s greater good.

We always had our best results when we could say in the face of adversity “United we stood.”

All we ever had and all we will ever had is us.

Our individualistic and entitlement behavior is why we get left in the dust.

Growing up and giving back to your community is a must.

Should I have Tears of Joy where I laugh or Shout and scream because they are tears for fears?

Should I drown my sorrows by getting drunk alone or have a party where we tap glasses and say “cheers?”

Whatever the case may be we certainly cannot maintain the status quo for four more years.

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One Response to “Four More Years”

  1. Xavier Salaam November 10, 2012 at 21:35 #

    Very good poem. I liked the way you not only rhymed, but also dropped some knowledge. And you are right, we can’t maintain the status quo, the President’s victory is just one small step to continue moving FORWARD, but he can’t do it alone.

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