This Poem was Submitted By: Howard D. Palmer On Date: 2012-02-09 11:44:52 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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Crappy days are here again

Crappy days are here again  We’ve trusted liberals once again  They sold us down the creek again  Crappy days are here again  Socialism’s on the rise  Though built upon a pack of lies  It’s Communism in disguise Crappy days are here again  Crappy days are here again  Let’s double down on debt again  We’ll spend that gold at rainbow’s end  Crappy days are here again Crappy days are here again You may find a job by decades end  If not we’ll just have to pretend  Crappy days are here again Altogether shout it now  There’s no one  Who can doubt it now We’ve sold our soul to China now  Crappy days are here again. Cares and troubles here to stay  And they’ll grow from day to day But be of cheer the “rich” will pay  Crappy days are here again. 

Copyright © February 2012 Howard D. Palmer

This Poem was Critiqued By: Mark Andrew Hislop On Date: 2012-03-07 19:12:25
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Dear Howard It's funny, isn't it, that we sometimes look back on the so-called dark ages of mankind thinking it was all very nasty, brutish and undemocratic back then. But it's every bit as bad now :-( Mark

This Poem was Critiqued By: James C. Horak On Date: 2012-03-07 06:16:40
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Well, Howard, it does say something and, in that respect, is way ahead of attempts that don't. However, decide if you want to write jingles or take a real stab at refining into more. If you want to be a lyricist, for instance, meter it better so that it fits a tune. If you want to advertise dissent, shorten it to place on a sign. If you want to just frolic and play, leave it as it is. At least I can agree with the sentiment. JCH
This Poem was Critiqued By: Mark Steven Scheffer On Date: 2012-03-02 21:31:45
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.77778
Howard, The ruling elite have gray (Democrat) and blue (Republican) suits. It's the same man underneath them. The fools are the ones who think the suits make a big difference, so they vote for one or the other so as not to "waste their vote" on a maverick or independent who is indeed a different man (or woman) under the suit. The only way to break the vicious cycle is to elect a true maverick or independent leader who was not bought by the elite, and hope that they hadn't been bought during the campaign or afterwards. But then, if that were the case, they probably would have been killed if the threat posed were substantial enough. But the engineered obsession over the suit worn that they have fed the idiots (us) and the illusion of not wasting one's vote ensures that that won't happen. As to the form of this, the refrain, it's allusion, the campaign anthem lilt of this works well. MSS
This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2012-02-27 00:29:48
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Well the message in this poem is def. understood as I can relate with a poem I recently wrote called Money Train, the decline is so obvious and we feel like our hands are tied - I like the sarcasm full blown - and the change from "Happy" to "Crappy" because people are constantly in threat and wondering where this is all leading us to - and rightfully so - The only part of this I would change is in your last verse- Cares and troubles here to stay goes against the line of thoughts - Cares refers to good - Troubles to bad - if this makes sense to you - Honest, candid, realistic view written in poetic fashion- best to you, Deni
This Poem was Critiqued By: Rachel F. Spinoza On Date: 2012-02-20 10:01:46
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Crappy days are here again conservatives who still pretend to care about their fellow men and women, rally round the bend, Broken teapots, short and stout clueless, without any doubt Sing us back to earlier ages no women's rights, dishonest wages Crappy days are here it seems except for banks and corporate dreams
This Poem was Critiqued By: Dellena Rovito On Date: 2012-02-18 15:49:12
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Howard, Sounds like a pretty catchy tune... I'm trying to remember the good ol days. They have all been directed to the now. We are actually comunistic rather than the Republic. And democracy sucks! Either party is bad semo or republican. So what to do to make changes? one can't do it alone. I wonder when the rich will pay? Crappy days are here to stay awhile. Hopefully we live through the depopulation party. Good writing. Dellena
This Poem was Critiqued By: Lora Silvey On Date: 2012-02-09 14:15:30
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Howard, so plesed to see this post from your accomplished pen. I loved this campy satirical write with its easy flow. I remember the song you've spoofed and you've done an impressive rewrite/remake of an upbeat old song. Perfect phrasing and choice of words made this an enjoyable read. Your thoughts are spot on...hope this wakes a few up. Best always, Lora
This Poem was Critiqued By: cheyenne smyth On Date: 2012-02-09 12:20:53
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Hi Howard, you have done an excellent job of voicing your dismay at our government. Your mono-rhyming is effective and the illiteration of 'c' words is well done. At first I wasn't sure about the repeating line at the end of each verse but I read it again and think it gives the write more power. I am glad you didn't use punctuation, instead you let your line breaks work for you. Well done. Best wishes cheyenne
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