Please, Mr. President

Please, Mr. President

A Poem by Robert Ray
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A collective plea, with a little humor, for civility.

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Sir, I plead you heed the words I write here,

For the sake of all Americans, far and near.

Democrats, Libertarians, Independents, Republicans,

We, sir, are all Americans.

 

When you speak, sir, you represent the free,

My family, friends, neighbors, and me,

And all others who seek life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;

The world’s most impoverished, hungry, oppressed, and helpless.

 

You, sir, walk in the shadows of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan,

Millions following, hoping for Peace and Prosperity again,

And, Goodness, Strength, Decorum, Humility,

And, the most revered American trait, Civility.

 

Your invectives, sir, against all who disagree or don’t share your sentiment,

Demean and diminish our national character and Office of the President.

So, we plead you embrace Mr. Lincoln’s example, his Team of Rivals;

Respecting others and ceasing your futile public feuds and focus on trifles.

 

We, sir, expect and demand more from our President, our national leader;  

Something better than you have given and much different than Chief Tweeter. 


© 2017 Robert Ray



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I love how your tone is one of simple pleading on behalf of the sacredness that is the Presidency.In addition to the respect you portray for the idea behind the federal position and its formers who filled it, I am inspired by the logical perspective you take when looking at the current situation. Instead of simply voicing your view in meaningless passionate babble, you infuse your emotion seeped words with a plea for the President to do his job correctly. So many simply wish beyond the current limitations at which we find ourselves in, as opposed to this strong, mature approach of expressing an opinion. Absolutely profound read, keep writing like this.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and comments. Thanks for taking time to read and s.. read more
R.E.K.

1 Week Ago

No problem. I'm glad I did.



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Great work Robert. Lots of common-sense in this.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

4 Days Ago

Thank you, Levi!
Your plea will fall on deaf ears in the white house.we are dealing with the most supreme narcissist in history.he's too far in the clouds for anyone to hear him.nice concept. Well written. I enjoyed reading this

Posted 5 Days Ago


I concur sir...
well done.... straight from the hip without a curse from the lip
pretty good humor too
I have ultimate respect for someone who can call out this fool without
A) being as ignorant as he is
B) dropping F bombs like flies
kudos dude


Posted 1 Week Ago


I love how your tone is one of simple pleading on behalf of the sacredness that is the Presidency.In addition to the respect you portray for the idea behind the federal position and its formers who filled it, I am inspired by the logical perspective you take when looking at the current situation. Instead of simply voicing your view in meaningless passionate babble, you infuse your emotion seeped words with a plea for the President to do his job correctly. So many simply wish beyond the current limitations at which we find ourselves in, as opposed to this strong, mature approach of expressing an opinion. Absolutely profound read, keep writing like this.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and comments. Thanks for taking time to read and s.. read more
R.E.K.

1 Week Ago

No problem. I'm glad I did.
i love this...Chief Tweeter----our Reality Star president with no real idea about the savvy that should come along with the office.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Ray

1 Week Ago

Thank you, sir. I appreciate you taking time to read and comment.
This is the kind of thing our world needs... Debates just criticize those who support him, and those who don't, with foul words. You write this wonderfully.

Posted 1 Week Ago


From your mouth to the President’s ear and beyond. So relevant, so needed and so well said. Great theme, historical references, form, flow , cadence, rhyme. Very powerful, important poetic call for unity. I strongly join you in your plea, Robert. Bravo!

Posted 1 Week Ago


I could just about kiss you for writing this. It's so rare to find something that does not meet strife with strife, in this constant political dialogue. I love that you took the more gentle road, appealing to his better angels, & not offending his followers by denigrating him (which is very hard for me NOT to do!) The most important part of your point is the way you explain how divisive this is for our country. Bravo! We need more voices of reason like yours! Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


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I agree. We elected a businessman. Businessman can run business. Can make money and want instant resorts. A president need planning, organization and good people near. Our President to quit talking and create ways to save the USA. I was lucky. I served under President Reagan and President Clinton. Budget was in line and we were not fighting other folks wars. Thank you for sharing your words and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Week Ago


Eloquently put, I may be in Canada but we hear about Mr. President each day on the news. My wish this Christmas is your president works on unity, and disperses with popular hate (that a few engage in). Good write, thank you for the read.

Posted 1 Week Ago



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