Everybody knows

Everybody knows

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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I awoke pissed off today. Then my Poet of music Leonard Cohen set me off to describe my emotion.

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                   (I borrow a few lines from Leonard Cohen.
                        Sometime we need to learn emotion and feelings
                        from people who lived a long life.)



                                    "Everybody knows"


Mr. President.

Did you see the gas prices?
Poor people making minimum wage won't be giving lunch money
to their kids.
Will be eating ramen noodles for lunch at work.
Must decide to fill gas tank or pay bills.

"Poor cities in the USA are getting the left over."
Do you give a s**t?
The bloody rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.

Gas companies made biggest profit the past year ever by sucking the last dollar and hope
from the people. The oil company sells us the oil they bought six months or more ago at highest price they can get and no-one cares..

Where are you Mr. President?

"Was the fight already fixed."
We have a rich man president?

Everybody knows.

House representatives. 435 men and woman.

I saw your budget.
1.1 billion for food and office.
2.3 million per representative to live on.

How many people have nothing in your states?
How many people are homeless?
Are the schools teaching the future of the USA properly?
Do you walk your streets and see the pain?

No equality in the USA yet.
Babies being born in the poor cities.
With one foot in the grave at the beginning.

Wars are being fought.
No-one  knows why we are fighting anymore?

Contractors got 465 billion dollars and cost of war over a trillion.
The rich man knows why.
Poor man born to serve at eighteen.
Hell of a world!
When going to war is better then to swim in the waste and s**t.


Senate.

I won't waste words on them.
I hear "here or there of them."
A group of useless people serving their needs.


       I pray
I pray to the sky, the water and the earth.
Sent wisdom to the men in-charge.
Please insure all children have food in their belly.
Please lord of life and earth.
Insure all children have a warm bed to sleep in.
Please lord.
Give opportunity and strength to the people in need.
We need a miracle.
War and hate is controlling my world.
Please sent some Angels of love and peace to assist.
We could use them today.
                             Thank you 
   
I awoke with fear.
I fear for tomorrow.
What will our children have left?
What have we done?
I hated my father for doing nothing.
Now am I any better?
I believe I did less.
Will my children despise me for doing nothing.

It is time to yell.
Write to the leaders. All of them.
Demonstrate in the streets.
Gas prices will be $4.00 a gallon.
Poor man will pay for the greed of the rich man controlling the USA.

             Everybody knows.

Does anyone care?

                             Coyote

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© 2011 Coyote Poetry


Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
I borrow a few lines from Cohen. In the old days words could change the world. Today money and oil controlled the world. It is time we all give a shit about our world. What will you tell your children when they ask. Why are people homeless and the world so hard?

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Leonard is the soul of the human conscience~you couldn't have picked anyone better to open the wound from which your own pain flowed~
this is the world~ there are the few at the top of the madness perpetrating atrocious crimes against humanity~perhaps not on perceived grand levels of physical torture~ but one more insidious~ the wreckage of the human mind and the human soul~ they love to break the spine and create flexible consumers~ more and more are becoming aware of the manipulation and less and less are tolerating the injustices wrought by the greedy little control freaks~ sad to observe that here in this country we have elected them~believing/aching to believe every promise of hope and change when in the end "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"~ your poem is a call to becoming conscious HUMANE BEINGS again~ bravo~

Posted 8 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.




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Even though you wrote this last year, the words still apply to how things are today. I also heard someone on TV, that said there were no good old days. It seems looking back that Obama made changes, but only for the worse- not better. It makes me wonder if he is re-elected- what are his plans for moving forward? He has no real agenda that he has talked about, so he tries to get out of his opponent what he has in store for the land to maybe steal his idea once again? So glad by next week we will know who the scared leader of this so-called free world will be. And I am just waiting for the ball to drop and the United Nations takes over! I will not be voting, but I am hoping that Romney wins!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I believe we as individuals need to speak out often, get involved in community outreach programs, invite a homeless person ( or two ) home for turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, visit nursing homes to give the elderly with no family nor little hope someone willing to listen and care about what they have to say. I don't believe it's enough just 'say' or 'hope' for such things, I have actually done or am currently doing them, and the rewards I get form the warm hugs, warm receptions, and endless "Thank you's" are more priceless than gold!
As usual Coyote, very insightful and poignant writing...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I ADMIRE ANYONE...
WHO TALKS ANOUT...
THE ISSUES AND...
GIVES THEIR OPINIONS...
THIS WAS FANTASIC...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Wow! Beautiful poem. The emotions are so strong, it is overwhelming. It is a real mind opener. Might I add your 'pissed off mood' is shown clearly in the poem and author's note. People use very different language when they are angry or irritated and compared to your other poems I must say, this seems really different(in a good way of course).

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this it is very interesting, i support the meaning behind this poem

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

'I hated my father for doing nothing.
Now am I any better?
I believe I did less.
Will my children despise me for doing nothing.

It is time to yell.'

Very strong and overwhelming words. You pose questions that all of us should consider. Maybe then the world would be a little more beautiful place.

I loved this write, great job!

Arianna

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such a pertinent write which completely represents what's going on today, I'm from then UK and we're in the exact same situation and I can completely empathise with the poem. And it is always the poor men that pay for the greed unfortunately.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well it sucks when you know things are bad, but it sucks even more when you don't know how bad things are going to get later... this situation is not only observed in America, but in other countries as well. And it pains me to say that all those sitting on the thrones do nothing, or turn a blind eye to the problems. And those who can do are scared by the sheer amount of problems that need to be solved. This poem allowed you to express your frustration of the sad state that is everywhere. I also pray that everything can get better soon, or else, we don't know what we are leaving behind for the generations to come...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sad state our country is in, we need some angels of love and peace to assist, the prayer is my favorite part of this poem, excellent poem and voice.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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