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Comment from Matthew M.
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I don't know if this is referring to Obama or not. However, our Presidents sometimes do have the ability to dupe the masses and lead us to our doom. Hopefully, that's not what is happening now.

 Comment Written 11-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 12-Jul-2013
    Hi Matthew. Thank you for your review. I usually avoid the FS "political contests" because of controversy. Doesn't matter who people vote for as long as they KNOW who/what they are voting for. Unfortunately, most people follow blindly and don't have a clue.
Comment from Dean Kuch
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Yes he does.

When I told all of my family (the one's that would listen, anyway...) that I would never, under ANY circumstances, vote for Obama, they all said I was a racist. "Really", I said? "If I was such a racist, then why did I endorse Herman Cain for President?" You wanna' know how 99.9% of them responded to this?

"Who the hell is Herman Cain?!"

Ignorance is bliss, I suppose. May God help us all...

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 12-Jul-2013
    Hi Dean. I usually avoid the FS "political contests" because of controversy. On the other hand I can't suppress my chance to state my side of the story. It amazes me that people (voters) are so frickin' stupid. They don't have a clue what is going on and go willingly to the gallows. At least be informed as to what/who you are voting for. You are so right--God help us all.
reply by Dean Kuch on 12-Jul-2013
    :D I couldn't agree more, my friend!
Comment from june prescott
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Really enjoyed this little piece of political poetry. You put a lot of symbolism into such a few words. I also liked the title you chose. Well done and good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 12-Jul-2013
    Thank you, June, for your kind review. I usually avoid the FS "political contests" because of controversy. Doesn't matter who people vote for as long as they KNOW who/what they are voting for. Unfortunately, most people follow blindly and don't have a clue.
reply by june prescott on 12-Jul-2013
    I totally agree. Peace, JP
Comment from harmony13
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Excellent Poem! The poem was creative and thought provoking. The author did a good job in writing a poem for the reader to ponder on. The artwork is perfect and enhances the read.

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 12-Jul-2013
    Thank you, Harmony. I usually avoid the FS "political contests" because of controversy. Doesn't matter who people vote for as long as they KNOW who/what they are voting for. Unfortunately, most people follow blindly and don't have a clue.
Comment from Hawaiian Mermaid
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Aloha from Hawaii,
Yes, the pied piper is leading the way to destruction. Your short poem said it well. Good luck in the contest.
Aloha, Ginger
Hawaiian Mermaid

 Comment Written 10-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 10-Jul-2013
    Thank you, Mermaid, for your review. I've been Hawaii many times--lovely. This content opened up a firestorm as most POV political themes do.
Comment from Val Crisson
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While I find this very interesting, I don't see the exact correlation to a specific political issue. I find it a little vague, thus the four. I know it's a short form, but I feel the poet needs to focus a bit.

 Comment Written 09-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 10-Jul-2013
    Thank you for your review, Val. I don't recall anything being said about being specific in instructions for this contest. However, it is specific from my POV which warns to not blindly follow.


reply by Val Crisson on 10-Jul-2013
    Thank you, for the gracious reply. I can tell understand my review.
Comment from RodG
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You have described the situation in many countries very well.
Excellent use of "haughty" to describe an emperor or dictator.
Excellent metaphor--pied piper. How else does such a person dupe his "blind mice" than with music and false promises?

 Comment Written 09-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2013
    Thank you for your kind review, RodG.
Comment from Dustybones
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Cute and to the point but why show the flag that stands for more knowing than most every country on this planet. I you don't like it here then OMG where would you like it, China? Maybe add a notation to explain why you used the USA flag?

 Comment Written 09-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2013
    You're interpreting the poem wrongly. Thank you for your kind review.
Comment from ronnie k
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"Haughty emperor" although not my view it is more than my taste in good poetry. This poem sums up the total presend view of some, good no excellent poem

 Comment Written 09-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2013
    Thank you for your kind review, ronnie.
Comment from Bananafish308
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Okay, strictly from a technical point of view, this is quality poetry. Great imagery and use of simile. In terms of content, though, the bashing Obama theme is really becoming stale. I am not necessarily disagreeing with your opinion, just pointing out that certain themes sometimes get played out just a bit too much.

 Comment Written 09-Jul-2013


reply by the author on 09-Jul-2013
    Hi Bananafish. Thank you for your kind review despite the fact that you may disagree politically. Usually I refrain from any FS prompt regarding politics because we are all entitled to our opinion. On the other hand it expresses a POV that is terribly important and we all need to pay attention especially concerning international events which many people tend to ignore, don't follow, or don't comprehend.
reply by Bananafish308 on 09-Jul-2013
    You're welcome.

    I totally agree about the importance of expressing differing political POVs.

    Good luck in the contest.

    Bill
reply by the author on 09-Jul-2013
    Thank you. It's good to express and tolerate opposing POV. Keep your own, but listen to others. You've done that.