Bring ’em Back Alive, Mr. Obama, Please!

Chic Hollis rails against so-called leaders who collect awards for talking about doing something, who don’t actually end up doing what they said they would. Instead, they do other things that don’t support the people they said they would support. In fact, they make things a lot worse for the people they said they would help.

It seems that those who have been fighting to gain power for years, complaining about the status quo, have a problem. Once they have the power to do what they said they would, they become assimilated by the status quo and there is no discernible difference.

Years into the future, we might come back to this little ditty to see if the early faith put in these so-called leaders was realized. They say past performance is no guarantee of future performance, but in the case of human endeavor, it seems to be a safe bet.

There is no doubt that they will see it another way, and the finger will be pointed at others who “wouldn’t let us do what was needed.” It is an excuse that plays out all the time, and it may never end.

Oh yeah, Hope and Change!

Bring ’em Back Alive, Mr. Obama

What is the status of our human common sense?

Can a preemptive offense

That wastes a lot of pence

Be honestly considered a “moral defense?”

Don’t keep us in suspense you mugwumps on the fence

Saving those “too big to fail” is a shocking precedence!

Is it wisdom to dispense to doubting residents

Clever words of presidents excusing incompetence?

Brutal wars cost lives, many dollars and cents.

Our aggression overseas makes very little sense

To cold refugees who live in squalid tents

And innocent peasants that have no defense.

If peace is the goal of savvy presidents

And waging war makes angry dissidents

You should try to please intelligent malcontents

By disengaging soldiers and packing up their tents!

What is the Nobel Peace Prize all about, Barack?

Chic Hollis
Chic Hollis is a longtime drummer and motorcyclist, who served in the US Air Force in North Africa. Married 4 times with 5 children born in 5 different countries on four continents, Chic is a politically independent citizen of the world interested in helping Americans understand the reality that is life overseas where many intelligent, educated, and industrious people aren't as privileged as we are in the US. He studied Latin, Greek, Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German and ran several large companies. Sadly, Chic Has left this planet and we miss him very much, but we are very pleased to display his amazing writing works.