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Postmodern Politics
pasnitro

Innocence lost that day so long ago
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The world changed in ways we could not know
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So young, so full of our all our dreams
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It was much worse than it seemed
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Disillusioned loner was a great thief
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When he stole away our nation’s belief
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When his steely eyes drew their bead
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We were left with no one to lead
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Seventeen years passed in deep despair
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Before another came with similar flair
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National pride was again restored
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His simple manner was simply adored
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He stared down evil in his day
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And caused them to crumble in decay
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Firm resolve to tame the bear
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Millions no longer in despair
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Today our hearts are filled with gloom
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We’ve no one to really look up to
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We are a nation of men without chests
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Empty suits put forth as our best
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Like nails down an old blackboard
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The shrillness strikes a dissonant chord
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Hope like faith must have an anchor
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Unity is not achieved with ethno-rancor
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A “civil campaign” sounds so trite
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When voiced by conservative light
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Maybe someday a man will arise
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Who has that gleam in his eyes
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One who can restore our nation’s soul
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A man who doesn’t rule by poll
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Until that day we must be resigned
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To elect the suit we’ve been assigned
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So hold your nose and bite your lip
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We cannot afford to abandon ship
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18 Aug 10

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This was written before the 2008 Presidential election
 — pasnitro

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