Del “Abe” Jones
BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE??
We send our jobs to foreign shores
We sell our ports to foreigners
We give the power of freedom
So much more than it deserves.
To try to help make others free
Why should we give up our own?
Why must we give our leaders
The same trust we’ve never known?
Then there are the oil companies
Exxon one of the worst we know
Not one penny paid the fishermen
From that spill, so long ago.
Technology to replace oil
With something cheap and clean?
Quashed by greedy corporations
Most likely, never to be seen.
Have you ever gone to Wally World
Seen, “Made in the U.S.A.”?
We don’t care what freedom costs
As long as it’s the cheapest way.
Young kids and people starving
Make the things we like to buy
While we can’t find a decent job
Because our wages are too high??
We can’t get out of our country
Without all those papers and shots
But our borders are wide open
For all of those foreigner have-nots.
We have those who guard those borders
On a very dangerous “patrol”
In uniforms “Made in Mexico”
Now, that’s what I call, “Control”.
Never fear, “Homeland Security”
Says, they’re watching out for us
And then, when they don’t do it
They ask, “What is all the fuss?”
We send our Troops into harm’s way
And then we get them back as “Vets”
Try to screw them out of benefits
Now, that’s about as low as it gets.
We vote in our politicians
Then, we ask, “What did I do?”
We soon find out they lied again
But the dollar’s power, remains true!
The lobbyists outnumber us
And they will usually have their way
For unlike us they get something
For all those dollars that they pay.
If you can’t afford insurance,
Or even if you’re one who can,
You had better not get sick
Unless you fit into some plan.
And if you need medications
Or maybe, even if you don’t
You’ll pay for all that advertising
Because the drug companies sure won’t!
Don’t you try to save your money
With cheaper prices that you saw
In Canada or Mexico;
They’ll make that against the law.
Our government has a plan
To make us well if we get ill
But, it seems “plans”, “in the works”
But, they probably never will.
In this richest land on Earth
We have homeless on the street
The poor, people with the money
And the twain shall never meet.
Once we were a country looked to
As a place of truth and right;
Now most think us no better
Than a thief creeping in the night.
Halliburton’s getting billions
To build camps for “Insurrection”;
Seems like most, it will go forward
Without very much objection.
“By the People”, “For the People”
Is what we always used to say
But we all heard of, “Big Brother”
And looks like, he may have his way.
In “The New World Order”
There’s a place for you and me
But if you’re not one in power
You won’t be one of the free.
Maybe not too late to fix it
But, it’s something we should fear
When our freedoms will be lost
For, that day is drawing near.
©Copyright February 27, 2006 by Del “Abe” Jones