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I REMEMBER
Me | today | Mrclose

Posted on 08/05/2006 2:51:16 AM PDT by MrClose

WHEN DO WE GIVE UP .. HOPE


I remember a time when I trusted my government.
I remember a time when I trusted my policeman.
I remember a time when I trusted my news.
I remember a time when I trusted my church.
I remember a time when I had "hope".
I remember a time when I remember .. I trusted.
I no longer try to remember.

God help all of us

Mrclose

(comments are welcome)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: badpoetry; closebutnocigar; country; god; hope; huskerdu; i; ibtz; remember; saddrunk; school; soberupharry; sporkweasel; troll; trust; zot
What Does "Body Of Comment Mean"?
1 posted on 08/05/2006 2:51:17 AM PDT by MrClose
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To: MrClose
Excuse me, sir? Umm... Do you have a point?
2 posted on 08/05/2006 2:53:59 AM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn't about birds. It was about power.)
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To: MrClose

Golly that's sad.
Now go to bed.
Get a good night's rest.
You'll perk up in the morning, I trust.


3 posted on 08/05/2006 2:57:48 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: MrClose

The old days were never as rosy as we want to remember them. Which "newsmen" did you trust? Cronkite? Steffens? Which government folks did you trust? Johnson? Truman? Roosevelt? Wilson? There were fewer corrupt cops in the 30's than now?


4 posted on 08/05/2006 3:06:34 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: MrClose
I remember the moon before it split into pieces
I remember the old RCA color console TV
My heart lies bleeding on the pavement
The tanks are rolling
The tongue piercings are so bright
Oh! The poetry and prose are so malevolent
5 posted on 08/05/2006 3:16:19 AM PDT by Allegra (FReeping LIVE! from "the other war zone.")
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To: MrClose
The Feeling-Sorry-For-Yourself Gothic Poem Generator
6 posted on 08/05/2006 3:45:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Allegra

Remember when I was young and so were you
And time stood still and love was all we knew
You were the first, so was I
We made love and then you cried
Remember when

Yeah, I don't remember either.


7 posted on 08/05/2006 4:02:27 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: MrClose
This reminds me of a "Blue Collar Comedy" end of the show routine.

"I believe........"

8 posted on 08/05/2006 4:03:47 AM PDT by ThreePuttinDude ().....Go Cubbies .....()
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To: Allegra

"I remember
We were flying along and hit something in the air.."


9 posted on 08/05/2006 4:18:13 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("Shark Eats Troll"_______\0/____/|_______..)
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To: MrClose
And in the whines that pass through these aged pines
We hear the moaning of the departed Democrats
And if all the ballots would have been counted
Bush never would have won
But alas, though we cried and cried
Voter intent could never be seen or counted
I curse SCOTUS in the depths of the forest
But sporkweasels snarl back at me
All is foresaken now
My facts therefore must be few
I can now whine no more
(or at least until the next time I post on DU).
10 posted on 08/05/2006 4:36:00 AM PDT by dirtboy (Why does Israel take border security seriously but we do not, when Islamists wish us both harm?)
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To: MrClose

What Mr. Close writes -- I agree with.

The only real hopes I have now..
[1] That the conservative movement has not lost as much steam as I think it has {and that I have};

[2] That heaven is real.


11 posted on 08/05/2006 5:54:36 AM PDT by 9999lakes
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To: MrClose
How depressing. Lighten up, it's the weekend.

Turn off your t.v., listen to some of your favorite music while doing chores around the house and then go for a long walk while enjoying an ice cream cone. It's nothing that's going to change the world, but that's one of my plans today.

12 posted on 08/05/2006 6:14:11 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MrClose; All
...But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period--I am addressing myself to the School--surely from this period of ten months, this is the lesson:

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

We stood all alone a year ago, and to many countries it seemed that our account was closed, we were finished. All this tradition of ours, our songs, our School history, this part of the history of this country, were gone and finished and liquidated...

it's "V" for victory -- it's not a "peace sign."

"Give up" is the doctrine of the devil. You choose.

13 posted on 08/05/2006 6:15:43 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (will you still be all gung ho about euthenasia when your kids want to do it to you?)
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To: MrClose

14 posted on 08/05/2006 6:19:31 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: the invisib1e hand
Yessir! Exactly the right answer!
15 posted on 08/05/2006 6:23:12 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: MrClose

Trust but verify. Ronald Reagan


16 posted on 08/05/2006 6:28:43 AM PDT by tioga
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To: MotleyGirl70
Alright Motley, I like your optimism, and I'm willing to hand the movement off to optimistic conservatives like you {And Rush -- though sometimes it sounds lately as if even HE has to work at it}. But there is this too..................................................................................................................... http://www.victorhanson.com/articles/hanson080406.html .....................................................................When I used to read about the 1930s — the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, the rise of fascism in Italy, Spain, and Germany, the appeasement in France and Britain, the murderous duplicity of the Soviet Union, and the racist Japanese murdering in China — I never could quite figure out why, during those bleak years, Western Europeans and those in the United States did not speak out and condemn the growing madness, if only to defend the millennia-long promise of Western liberalism. Of course, the trauma of the Great War was all too fresh, and the utopian hopes for the League of Nations were not yet dashed. The Great Depression made the thought of rearmament seem absurd. The connivances of Stalin with Hitler — both satanic, yet sometimes in alliance, sometimes not — could confuse political judgments. But nevertheless it is still surreal to reread the fantasies of Chamberlain, Daladier, and Pope Pius, or the stump speeches by Charles Lindbergh (“Their [the Jews’] greatest danger to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio, and our government”) or Father Coughlin (“Many people are beginning to wonder whom they should fear most — the Roosevelt-Churchill combination or the Hitler-Mussolini combination.”) — and it is even more baffling to consider that such men ever had any influence......................................................................... Not any longer. Our present generation too is on the brink of moral insanity. That has never been more evident than in the last three weeks, as the West has proven utterly unable to distinguish between an attacked democracy that seeks to strike back at terrorist combatants, and terrorist aggressors who seek to kill civilians.
17 posted on 08/05/2006 7:05:24 AM PDT by 9999lakes
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To: MrClose
"Let us agree that in every generation of man's history,
and almost everywhere, we find superstition, hypocrisy,
corruption, cruelty, crime, and war: in the balance against these
we place the long roster of poets, composers, artists,scientists,
philosophers, and saints. That same species which
poor Swift revenged the frustrations of his flesh
wrote the plays of Shakespeare, the music of Bach and
Handel, the odes of Keats, the Republic of Plato,
the Principia of Newton, and the Ethics of Spinoza; it
built the Parthenon, and painted the ceiling of the
Sistine Chapel; it conceived and cherished, even if it
crucified, Christ. Man did all this; let him never despair."

--Will Durant, historian, circa 1937.

18 posted on 08/05/2006 7:33:58 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Dumpster Baby
LOLWTCAGMWMAM!!(*)

I hereby commandeer your picture for my own use!

Cheers!




(*)laughing out loud waking the children and getting my wife mad at me!

19 posted on 08/05/2006 7:44:44 AM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: martin_fierro
Re: Poem Generator

You...you Scoundrel!

(well done, sir!)

Cheers!

20 posted on 08/05/2006 7:46:06 AM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: MrClose
I remember a time when I wrote
Many poems but no-one took note
Oh! First I didst weep
...then learned I could FReep
where my limericks get churned out by rote!

Full Disclosure-- take that!

21 posted on 08/05/2006 7:49:46 AM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: MrClose
I remember a time when McDonald's had supersized meals.
22 posted on 08/05/2006 7:51:46 AM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: MrClose

"God help all of us"

Yes. People have botched it all, real well...


23 posted on 08/05/2006 2:44:20 PM PDT by Mrs. Darla Ruth Schwerin
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To: MrClose

Oh! the Humanity!


24 posted on 08/05/2006 2:53:25 PM PDT by MrEdd (More cheep than a flock of baby chickens.)
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