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No More Rose Colored Glasses
24 February, 2014
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)

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I no longer see things thru rose colored glasses
I see things the way they are
The moral majority gets thrown to the wayside
Working for the sake of so many others
Where greed and laziness preside

We are no longer a nation indivisible
As we are divided in so many ways
Each day we separate more
Protected now by so many "rights"
That the minorities now rule the day

The justice for all is no more than unjust
For those with money always win
When our "examples" get away with so much
Our young get a slap in the face
As "they" walk away with only a slap on the hand

Liberty, ahhh sweet liberty
No more is there any freedom
In the name of progress each new law to protect
Stealing yet another right in our lives
Now, even the most law abiding are not

And those that are sick will get sicker now
Unless you are poor or rich
Those that work hard to afford their comfort
We have been hit by another ugly stick
We pay and pay until there is no more to give

As I grow older maybe my eyes grow dim
As the rose color disappears from view
I see the world more clearly now
As it fades to grey and white
Sadly, it's not as pretty as it once was

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Comments on this poem/writing:

shan (66.87.124.36) -- Monday, February 24 2014, 09:21 pm

so true

So sad and so true,
this world we live in is so mad and so blue.
Unjust just because, no reason to bare,
it seems so ugly and unfair.
As we age with the changes,
the beauty may fade,
but you, my dear,
hold that rose colored glass through the day.
Because within us all, we live, just the same
and this black and white world will evolve once again.
Dreamer (107.133.200.6) -- Monday, February 24 2014, 11:14 pm

Shan..

Thank-you for the excellent poetic response Maybe I can buy some new ones..
shan (66.87.125.166) -- Tuesday, February 25 2014, 03:48 pm

:-)

No need to buy them.. Rose colored glasses are on us all. And the view through them changes as we do, each day. Hold yourself proud and just, do YOU!! It's forever inspiring! I am daily gracious of your site here and my all thanks for all your work (of the site and your poetry!)
 
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