Where did the Why do we
plain speaking, Listen to them
straight walking, telling us lies,
hard working citizen with their big smiles,
disappear to? and sneaky eyes?
When did we I’ve seen you
buy into laugh at us,
fast talking, when we gasped
street walking, at your casual
con artists, carelessness.
with loose lips, You’re so cool,
and lean hips, confidently
and quick tongues denying guilt.
selling us telling us,
fear and shame? it won’t stick.
Who are we Do we look
Where is our Are we so
Why did we by media,
stop believing that we can’t
in ourselves? see the truth?
Teddy Roosevelt’s I’m not some puppet
rugged individualism you can pull the strings on.
has become You can’t make me
a mantra dance on
of gimme. your stage.
© Ellen M Story, and emariaenterprises, llc 2012. and Ellen M. Lattz, 2016
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