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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Requiem for a Decade by Roger Cowin‏

Here we are
on the cusp of the second decade
of a still young century
and things are pretty much the same
as when it began.
Just barely a year old and we were at war,
Nine years later
and we're still blowing up dark skinned, desert people
exploding their bodies across the sand
like flesh and blood confetti.
Our new liberal, black President
continues the policies of our old
conservative, white President;
bailing out billionaires, saving CEO's
from their own greed, coddling lobbyists
and insurance companies --
keeping the coffers full for the next election season
and it looks like
I'm headed for bankruptcy again,
bookends to a decade
I'd rather just forget.