Election 2008

“We must all jointly suffer… We must all suffer to be the same. Self-interests are condemned.”

But it’s that a loss of individualism? Isn’t this what we warned before this administration took the reins of command?  Sacrificing your self- interests for the common good is losing the very strength of the nation.  But who is defining the common good?  Why the administration.  You become a number.  A robot that can be programmed to behave in an approved way.  You’ve sold yourself.  And you’ll be told how wonderful it is, how caring you are that you’ve sacrificed.


First week in office

focus riding on others,

taking a sea trip out of country.


So, the rhetoric was real,

so the words mean something.


What is brewing,

what we are drinking-

a mix of brimstone-

(Careful where I go.)

and sulfur.



Yes,  cloven and clear.



All citizens

are asked to revel in the King 

at his pleasure.


At times,

the King seems distant

but walking to the microphone

he proclaims viglance

power and might,


Our money is his

our calendars, children

and lives – his

and joys of life?



the state makes decisions

owns the property and 


what a relief

not to have that burden

hanging over us 

these past years!


We serve to his advice

his pleasure yes at least

to his longevity,


And count the days

to his rule begins.



20 Dec 08



a nightfall fierce winds beset us

rivers rose across states

bridges collaspe

people fall beneath mainstreet

washed away.


Snow obscures detail 

to defeafness,

men debate jobs,

and victory in votes

means little.


food in their hands

would be change

warmth not weapons

would be change,

A Seine free,

a rio released,

million pregnant women

left to birth.


that would be change.


20 Dec 08


Let it go,

Two AM,

Let it go,

house changing



view changes.

a daily “bring to me”


I remember.


But wait,

direction means



is wrong

we must not

be wrong.

so not growing

not hard

a soft







Dave Barber

18 Dec 08

Not seeing tone

color, slant,


Not seeing group

but ability,


as a core,


not a covering later

safety as belief

not add-on.


Rule values

small town,



But not control


there, I said it.


Not for sale.



Dave Barber

15 December 2008

Morning news,
paints a strange picture-
a sociopath of the man
obsessed, crazy.

When the mud slings
how it didn’t end up
on others?

Dave Barber
11 December 2008

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