~Young America~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 23rd Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1hw21tpc/
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~ that’s how I met her lamerica, lonely & frozen ~ Jim Morrison ~ I know these god-like men all too well: they want one to have faith in them & doubt to be sin ~ Nietzsche ~ I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in ~ Charles Manson ~

~Young America~

You are young, America, brutal in your desire. Those whom assign and divide are themselves destined to be divided.

I find myself in the wander of your lust, obsession to owning, makers of fences and dams, pickpockets of nation.

Your children’s graffiti wears itself on bombs. Always you will be a mother of poets.

You are young, America, with your proud prisons, marching cowboys, victories of vengeance.

Must we claim your hypocrisy some little bit large as our own, your vast colony of mutts, complicit in the mist of contrived rivalry.

Ironic as the beast comes to own the least part of itself. As in any war, the body claims cancer to its breast.

You are young, America, the tinsel breath of your youth and vitality to all ways remain so, precursor of death, self condemnation.

Our children march to your events, high sport and war games, imbedded truths of your slick media, premature as death to rebels.

Your mirror eyes capture those whom choose an other path, place them quick in five by seven cells,
rotting warehouse, camp.

You are young, America. We have loved you well and the prostitute you have all ways been, kissing bullets into our brain.

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~Desired Height~
~Other Places~
~Slow Train~

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
24th Mar 2011 (#)

Excellent poetry, as always, well done and a pleasure to read!

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author avatar WordWulf
24th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks, Mark! I always read and appreciate your advice & guidance. My knowledge of the application of keywords has increased since being involved with you & Wikinut. If I ever understand it someone will come up with a new communication medium:-)
Best,
Tom

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author avatar foxpete88
24th Mar 2011 (#)

interesting, thanks.-

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author avatar WordWulf
24th Mar 2011 (#)

I appreciate your comment.

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author avatar Carol
24th Mar 2011 (#)

Very good poem,many thanks

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author avatar WordWulf
24th Mar 2011 (#)

I appreciate you stopping by:-)

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author avatar Songbird B
25th Mar 2011 (#)

Powerful imagery, Such a strong poem...Great share...

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author avatar WordWulf
25th Mar 2011 (#)

Thank'you, fellow vocalist:-)

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author avatar joan marie
25th Mar 2011 (#)

I love your use of language. You really paint the picture well. I am also learning a lot about tags from you. Thanks for that. joan marie

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author avatar WordWulf
25th Mar 2011 (#)

I'm learning too, just figured out that one should use no more than 20 tags (more confuse search engines), figured that out yesterday after receiving a note from Wikinut admin (they're very helpful). I use 10 personal tags relative to what I do and 10 specific to the piece posted now.

Take care,
Tom

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author avatar Maria Malone
28th Mar 2011 (#)

So well done and such great imagery, I too haven't figured out how to use key words with poems (or really any article for that matter) LOL

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author avatar WordWulf
28th Mar 2011 (#)

Thanks, Maria. They talk about SEO & all kinds of other acronyms & I just don't get it:-)

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author avatar christopheranton
31st Mar 2011 (#)

Very powerful poem, with
brilliant imagery, and a
message for all.
Thank you.

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author avatar WordWulf
31st Mar 2011 (#)

Good to meet you, Christopher. Thank-you.

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author avatar richardpeeej
29th Apr 2011 (#)

Very deep and meaningful article Wordwulf. " Your mirror eyes capture those whom choose an other path," How many times have we wished to tread the paths of others...

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author avatar WordWulf
29th Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks, yes, and to veer from those paths sometimes when we find ourselves on them.

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