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Comment from PoemsOfDD
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Marilyn, this is a well penned poem with an excellent message. Right on queue with pointing out what is so obviously a system that is not driven by truth and honour. Why have a law when it too is not respected for the reasons it was written. A most provocative read indeed. ~DD

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2016
    Thank you very much, DD, for your review of this important piece. I appreciate it. Marilyn
reply by PoemsOfDD on 08-Jul-2016
    Hi Marilyn, your are most welcome.

    Can you do something for me. Please have another look at my ~I Do~ poem and tell me if it looks like a heart shape and is laid out as I hope it is supposed to be seen.
    There seems to be some confusion and I'm not sure if reviewers are looking at it on a pc or smaller screen. I appreciate your eyes and input. Thank you loads. ~DD
reply by the author on 08-Jul-2016
    The whole poem looks just beautiful to me. Visually very nicely done--the image of the flowers as well as the format of the heart. I don't see anything wrong with it at all. The heart is readily apparent as I scroll down the page to read the poem. What is the complaint of other readers? Marilyn
reply by PoemsOfDD on 08-Jul-2016
    I think some may not be reading it on a full screen. I've played around with it but I see it as a heart shape so I'm not sure why it appears to be not so obvious to others. Thank you Marilyn, I feel assured. I appreciate your help :-)~DD
reply by the author on 08-Jul-2016
    I think you are right about no using a full screen. Have you asked any of them what they are using?
reply by PoemsOfDD on 08-Jul-2016
    Yes, one in particular said maybe it was her resolution but that didn't make sense at all. No worries, I have written it in my end notes to use a big screen. I can't do anything else. ~DDx
reply by the author on 09-Jul-2016
    I'm no techie so am not an expert on these things. I'm always at my laptop when I read and write. I think many use hand-held gadgets where there is a smaller screen. Since I savor everything I read, that wouldn't work for me.
Comment from Marvin Calloway
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Marilyn
I'm glad you tackled this important piece of crap. Sorry, I meant to say 'history.' You make strong points. Even your choice of photo makes a point. With his head crooked, is there much chance he's on the level?
Great piece of work.
Marv

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2016
    Hi Bill. I appreciate your words. My sentiments exactly. It's disheartening to realize the FBI is equivocating based on politics. Actually sickening. No wonder people have no faith in government. Any other poor schleb would be in jail. Thank you for your review. Marilyn
Comment from Ideasaregems-Dawn
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Wow. I am Canadian, so I am not as informed about American politics and laws, but I know what I like, and this kind of poetry is it - you have written something extremely powerful, IMHO, and the rhyme, near-rhyme and cadence (as usual) are flawless.

 Comment Written 08-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 08-Jul-2016
    Thank you, Dawn, for your wonderful rating of this important piece. No matter how prominent a person is, justice cannot bend to fit the person. What's fair is fair and what isn't, isn't. I appreciate your supportive review. Marilyn
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 08-Jul-2016
    SO TRUE!!!
reply by the author on 08-Jul-2016
    If there is one thing I cannot stand it's injustice. Everyone is equal and should be treated as such.
reply by Ideasaregems-Dawn on 08-Jul-2016
    Yes!
Comment from heyjude
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Marilyn, so true that no one should be above the law. It doesn't
matter if they are famous or have lots of money. Hopefully,
someone will do the right thing. Great job on your rhyming.

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 07-Jul-2016
    Thank you, Judy. I agree. We are all equal (or should be) under the law. Marilyn
Comment from djsaxon
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You are one feisty mama. Love that we still have the freedom to express our poetic opinion. Maybe that'll change next week. Poets one. Bullets two.

 Comment Written 07-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 07-Jul-2016
    Hi DJ. Thank you for your review on this one. I read many political poems on the site and usually don't write them, although I do have a few in my portfolio. Mostly I pass them by--that is writing and reading. Sometimes, I can't resist jumping on the bandwagon with everybody else. Marilyn
Comment from judiverse
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Excellent work in this. Great rhyme and flow, and what a timely subject! I am so tired of the wealthy and powerful getting by. The problem with HRC is that she's been able to get away with it for years. After she's gotten away with so much over the years, who's to say that she won't continue bending and twisting the law at her whim, if she is elected. A choice between the Unindicted Wonder Woman and the Mafia Don. What is the country coming to? I can't say I was at all surprised by Comey's decision, even after he laid out all the problems with the top secret emails, etc. She had to have willingly and knowingly used her personal server for this information. Doesn't that make her liable? Not if you're Hillary, apparently. judi

 Comment Written 06-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2016
    Hi Judi. Thank you for your review and comments. I agree completely on Comey's bad decision. What on earth was he thinking. This will haunt him for the rest of his life. We are in a terrible state of affairs in this country. Our choices are not good. People are fed up with everything politicians are doing and not doing, that's why many are for an "outsider." HRC is an insider. She and Bill have made their fortune through questionable dealings. Is Trump any better? Who knows, but we have to go with the one who will at least attempt to get our country back on track (if that is even possible). Citizens have to unite with each other instead of being split apart. The salvation of our entire country is riding on unity and good leadership. Marilyn
reply by judiverse on 06-Jul-2016
    As long as his decision had to do with the Clintons, I doubt that Comey will suffer for his decision. Question would be, how safe will government documents be in Hillary's hands? Our country deserves better. judi
reply by the author on 06-Jul-2016
    That is exactly what is being discussed today, whether to revoke her e-mail privileges. But if she becomes prez, all bets are off.
reply by judiverse on 06-Jul-2016
    It's a depressing situation. judi
reply by Anonymous Member on 08-Jul-2016
    It's a depressing situation. judi
reply by Anonymous Member on 09-Jul-2016
    As long as his decision had to do with the Clintons, I doubt that Comey will suffer for his decision. Question would be, how safe will government documents be in Hillary's hands? Our country deserves better. judi
reply by the author on 09-Jul-2016
    I agree. There is a double standard for regular folks and/or those not appropriately politically connected and the chosen ones.
reply by judiverse on 09-Jul-2016
    It is a shame that has to be the case, but what other conclusions can we draw? judi
reply by the author on 09-Jul-2016
    None. We're stuck with it.
reply by Anonymous Member on 11-Jul-2016
    It is a shame that has to be the case, but what other conclusions can we draw? judi
Comment from barkingdog
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No one's above the law.
We have two flawed canditates--Clinton and Trump.
Both feel entitled and have lied.
I still want to know about Trump's tax returns and his not paying his workers.
With her, it's a constant and very expensive campaign to pound away at emails and Bengazi. Seven million tax payer dollars later and the bipartisan committee, chaired by a Republican, didn't find anything new.

We are wedged between boulders. I know she won't blow us up or insult ethnic groups, or refuse to apologize. Trump flies by the seat of his pants. Very scary and dangerous.



 Comment Written 06-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2016
    Thank you for your review. Good comments. Your first line says it all, Ellen. No one is above the law. There are so many instances where she and Bill have skated. Through their connections they've survived and flourished in the insider environment. A Republican would have been tarred and feathered and tossed out. Both candidates are flawed, but it's time to try to get the country back on track. Is it better to go with the devil we know or the devil we don't know? For me, I'm going to shoot for the moon and go for the devil I don't know to try to break this vicious cycle we've been in for years. Marilyn
reply by barkingdog on 06-Jul-2016
    I have to vote Democrat because even though I don't condone abortion, I do believe in freedom of choice.
    I don't want us to go back the deadly days of backroom abortions. The next president will reshape the Supreme Court which will last for years. So I'm not voting for a candidate but for the future of the Supreme Court.
reply by the author on 06-Jul-2016
    Hi Ellen. The Supreme Court appointments are for the life of the judge--not four years. So you are 100% right, the next president will have the ability to nominate "supremes" (more than one as they pass away) who will be in there for a generation. I'm a conservative and cannot possibly vote for a democrat, so that leaves the republican nominee. This election is extremely important to both sides. But all a citizen can do is vote his/her conscience and accept graciously whoever wins. We may not like the winner, it may not be our choice, but for the unity of the country we have to make the best of it. No violence, no nasty stuff. That's my wish and prayer. Marilyn
reply by barkingdog on 06-Jul-2016
    You'd vote Republican in spite of the fiasco Trump has created?
    Through the years I've voted both Democrat and Republican. The country is more important than either party. Parties only divide us against each other. That's the problem we have now and it's come down to many not considering the USA.
    I'm afraid for the USA in the world. We are more than just us, here. We are the leader of the world.
    Our president influences the world. There is no room for more hate, bigotry, misogyny in the world. Shari Law allows all of it. We are better than that.
    I respect your opinion. I hope you can see mine.

    World Peace.
    :) e
reply by the author on 07-Jul-2016
    I do see your opinion. It doesn't matter who the republicans put up, he would be hated anyway. In this election, both candidates are flawed--it's like voting for the lesser of two evils. Voters of neither party trust the other's choice. I don't want to get into that here. I'm a news junkie so I follow everything. Regardless of how it goes, America's survival is at stake. The most important thing is to accept the results of the election without violence. Once a choice is made, we have to be civil to each other.
reply by barkingdog on 07-Jul-2016
    There are many Republican candidates that people wouldn't hate and could trust: McCaine, Romney and I liked Lindsey Graham who because of the 'kids table' on Fox had little chance to debate Trump, Cruz etc.
    Maybe, the delegates will detatch, cause a riot, and pick another candidate at the convention.
    I guess, we both watch the news. It's hard to know what to believe from the way they all spin it. I jump from one channel to another until my head spins. Then if I can find the remote, head spinning as if possessed, I turn it off.
reply by the author on 07-Jul-2016
    We had some excellent candidates on the republican side who would have been wonderful. No one thought Trump had a chance so the press didn't bother him in the beginning. But, the liberal press attacked every single candidate that looked promising until they tainted each candidate's reputation. They even went after Dr. Ben Carson whose stellar and was actually one of my top choices. He was labeled badly by the left. Another was Carly Fiorina. The left crucified her. Gradually, that left Trump to climb in the polls. Now he is the only one choice. In a sense you could say the left created the Trump phenomenon themselves. Now we all have to deal with it.
reply by barkingdog on 07-Jul-2016
    I tend to blame the media. They were like a pack of hungry dogs chasing a rabbit named ratings.
    None of the lower rung candidates or even the upper rung ones were even interviewed unless Trump had insulted them, so even their air time advertised Trump.
    The media still does it. Find a riot, a murder and follow it.
    Hillary's emails and the FBI are the news today. I see another on-going investigation lasting forever costing a lot of money.
    Like you, I wish the parties could get along, but the cut seems to get deeper and more festered an incident evolve.
    I'm going to watch Comey testify now.


    Ya wanna come with me and run naked on Main Street? I bet we'd make the evening news.
    Breaking New: Naked Runners Demand the Bare Facts.
reply by the author on 07-Jul-2016
    LOL! That image of running through the streets is priceless. I'm watching the investigation, too. Definitely a double standard. That's what my poem is all about. The FBI gave her a pass. Shameful.
reply by barkingdog on 07-Jul-2016
    There are definitely two sides being presented. What a mess.

    I don't think even our run would make the evening news. Not with this juicy committee.
Comment from brenda bickers
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Hi Marilyn,
I can honestly say that I know very little of American politics. HC does not seem to sit to well with the British either, neither does DT. Every body here is waiting to see what the outcome will be. Facebook seems to be flooded with people slating both candidates. Who knows.
An interesting read.
Brenda:))x

 Comment Written 06-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2016
    Hi Brenda. Yes, everyone is on pins and needles with this election which will determine America's fate, I think. This election is huge for us. Thank you for reading and reviewing it. Marilyn
Comment from dejohnsrld (Debbie)
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I agree. We are equal under the law whether running for president or not. She should have just come clean about what she had done before announcing her candidacy. Then we could vote based on the truth. Good write, my friend~Debbie

 Comment Written 06-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2016
    I agree with you, Debbie. Thank you for your review and comments. If there is one thing Americans love, it's a straight shooter. Just tell me the truth and stop playing ring-around-the rosy. Marilyn
Comment from cterp
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This email thing is another dead horse they've been flogging. He's just trying to make her be the one who has to kick it over, not him.

 Comment Written 05-Jul-2016


reply by the author on 06-Jul-2016
    Yes, the Clintons get away with what no one else can. Amazing isn't it? Still people will vote for her no matter what she's done.