sorry, I don't swing that way.

sorry, I don't swing that way.

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

I still have a right to my opinion

"

my right


America

divided

by a question

most of us on the outside

don't even get.

the "right"

to purchase

an assault rifle

off the shelf,

because you are

a law abiding citizen

after all.

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stock the cupboard


close up the borders

call your opponent a skank.

school yard bully politics

such an honest guy.

the whole world is

about to be "fired",

but as long as you

can keep an AK4

in your cupboard,

everything will be

alright.

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Sorry I don't swing that way


I understand.

No, who in the hell am I kidding?

I really don't.

You feel insulted

Because I don't swing RIGHT.

If I am against a madman in a comb-over toupee'

Being the leader of the free world,

I am against you, personally.

"You're fired," you say,

Defiantly, in an homage to Donald the Great.

And run away, before I have a chance to

Ask you, if you have an extra gun,

And a space for liberals

In that bomb shelter

In your head.



© 2016 Lyn Anderson


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Politics, YEAH!!!! and if we are accepting opinions mine can be found here : http://www.revcom.us
2 quick things: what does it say about a country/society that promotes as a legitimate presidential candidates a fascist and a war criminal; and two tell me the difference between christian fundamentalists and jihadists, if muslims and islam is to be baned/deported entry then these christian fascists should also be deported...both have targeted the gay community... how quickly americans have amnesia, Summer Olympics 1996 and a christian fascist bombed a gay night club in Atlanta...

KL, its a good poem/message you write... thank you

redzone

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Thanks. I think for me it seems so simple, fascist yes - Christian? Ha! He managed to hook on to som.. read more
Strong political opinions expressed well in this one. I will only say there is no reason in the universe for anyone to own an assault rifle....that is all. Lydi**

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Well thank you dear Lydia, I think so too.
politics ....boy oh boy! (please...not sexist) ;) you sure know how to take the bull by the horns (not cruel to animals ...please don't think so) ... :))
it is fascinating how much attention Donald gets ... so easily ... the right to posses weapons as citizens of the USA is buried deep in our history ... all the way to England ... way back then it was the people with the guns that controlled things ...our forgers of the Bill of Rights and Constitution were acutely aware of this; and its importance in a free society they envisioned .. they constructed a very new form of governance that kept that Government from being more powerful than the people so proclaimed their right to bare arms and assemble as militia if and when needed ..as well as separation of Church and state so that (as in England at the time) the Government could not tell us which religion to belong to ...but you know all that eh!? ;) pretty gutsy opening a political ball .... love and peace my friend!
E.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Intellectually yes, emotionally, the notion kind of escapes me. Personally, I found the Donald's per.. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

we do have laws governing gun ownership ... lots of them ..but like many laws they need to be enforc.. read more
Politics is such a fun topic. Either vote for the loud mouthed bully and face backlash from the rest of the world, or for the panderer who will erode the rights of the middle and working class. I don't know if there is a lesser of two evils in this cycle.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

I do agree your election is a tough one. Thanks for popping in.
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Political topics are difficult to elaborate on in creative writing, particularly in poetry, at least that's my impression and they're often very likely to get misunderstood. That's why I mostly stay away from it though I respect that you so directly stated your opinion on it in an originally reading piece of writing.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Einstein Noodle

5 Years Ago

i promise not to block either one of you ;) i love reading your poetry and when you give your impres.. read more
Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

no problem. feeling is mutual.
V

5 Years Ago

Who are you actually talking to now? ^^ I just pretend you referred to both of us. Thanks :)
Sometimes writing says everything, making it difficult to even know how to respond. I will say, scathing tone came through beautifully, not always easy in writing.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Shannon

5 Years Ago

FYI I agree wholeheartedly with your opinions. Just decided to focus on the writing. ☺
Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

The most interesting part for me is the way women versus men are judged in the political arena. Imag.. read more
Shannon

5 Years Ago

Oh, absolutely. I actually can't believe the Americans haven't dismissed him from contention, as h.. read more
The last one struck me.
What is up with that 'you're either with us or against us' mentality.
How about debate and discussion, points of view, oh and here's a novel concept: mutually beneficial compromise. There's always a middle ground to be found. Respect should be in there too but...

Storm is coming in... (I actually mean that literally, it's hitting Durham region right now big time)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Oh, I know, I was a little concerned we might be getting a tornado. It is really crazy, how you can'.. read more
Ana Papaya

5 Years Ago

I hear ya, I soo hear ya. (Yeah, I'm watching my trees bending in the wind, looks nuts out there, t.. read more
God help us all if Trump becomes President.
Republicans spread the propaganda that democrats want to take our guns... No just eliminate buying automatics (that no one needs) and making background checks harder.
If Trump wins you can bet he will be the new Hitler.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

I watched some reports lately that are pulling no punches and calling him a fascist. The fantasy tha.. read more
Very well stated in your very original way. Best thing I've seen in awhile was a recent rally where protestors re-created D.T.'s banner like this: "TRUMP -- Making America Hate Again" . . . I am so irked by the assault rifle debate, I can't even find words to express . . . so thank you for making this central to your message. I especially like your references to "you're fired." Also, I think toupee needs another "e" at the end (is it really a toupee?) Thanks for sharing your viewpoint.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

yes. it does have two ees. Thanks.
Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

I fixed it. I was on my phone earlier.
barleygirl

5 Years Ago

I don't know how some people write whole stories on their phones! I need to use all my fingers!
he surely does confuse in a way with his politics...but he also might seem pretty dangerous...
depends on point-of-view...

controversy seems to be his middle name whether you like him or not---

an opinion well expressed here in these three shorts.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Lyn Anderson

5 Years Ago

Yes, well, in politics there generally are no winners, only bigger losers, most notably, the voters,.. read more

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