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JohnnyBlaze
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[2015] Go Team Iron Dome

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Would you like to be † † † † † † †
a part of something epic? † † † † †  
Unique? † † † † † † †
† † † † † †
Come join the practice squad † † † † † † †  
Go Team Iron Dome † † † † † † †
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No one's ever cut † † † † † † †
due to high mortality rate † † † † † † † †
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Not required to speak † † † † † † †
Welcome to play from home
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WANTED: Gazans only need apply † † † † † † †
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Preferably † † † † † † †
Gazans willing to die † † † † † †
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Oh, say can you see † † † † † † †
the rocket's red glare † † † † †
in the starry night sky † † † † † † †
right over there? † † † † † † †
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Crisscrossing the border † † † † † † †  
mortar exchanged through the air † † † † † † †
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Who fired the first shot? † † † † † † †
It matters not † † †  
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The responsible party? † † † † † † †
Inconsequential! † † † † † † †
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Any excuse for more shelling from each side † † † † † † †  
Retaliation on this battlefield † † † † † † †  
always justified † † † † † † †  
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The true nature of the power they wield: † † † † † † †
Operation Human Shield † † † † † † †
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And there are innocent bystanders aplenty † † † † † †  
in this spectator sport † † † † † † †
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Running up the score;† † † † † † †
strategy of the game † † † † † † †
Other side of the fence † † † † † † †
---more of the same † † † † † † †
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A single rocket guarantees retribution † † † † † † †
with excessive force † † † † † † †
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Excessive force guarantees retribution † † † † † † †
with a hundred rockets † † † † † † †
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Sock it to'em † † † † † † †
back and forth † † † † † †
No one ever wins † † † † † † †
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Back and forth; † † † † † † †
punished † † †
thousands of civilians † † † † † † †
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Back and forth † † † † † † †
put into harms way: † † † † † † †
elderly, children, entire families † † † † † † †
who never volunteered to play † † † † † † †
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You cheered on Hamas † † † † †
You shouted, †  
Go Team Iron Dome! † † † † † † †
invited bloodshed † † † † †  
into your very home † † † † † † †
Don't come crying to us † † † † † † †
armchair quarterback hero † † † † † † †
when your neighborhood † †
is blown away † † † † † † †
† † † † †  
Just pray † †
that this doesn't go † † † †
into Overtime † † †
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Score : Zero to Zero † † † † † † †
Israel versus Hamas † † † † † † †
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Playing games with human lives † † † † † †  
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JohnnyBlaze
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[2021] A Murdering of Hornets

  
Drowned in tidal waves of concrete
---whole families who lived
along the street, scraping by †  
to pay rent, barely †
making ends meet †
in areas designated †
aggressive dissident
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Apartment complexes †
up and down the block †
obliterated with rockets  

Despair filled lungs †
saturated with dust and ash †
in cinderblock pockets †  
emptied of air †  
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The Politicians †  
on both sides of the fence †
don't even care †
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Busy as bees, they're †
targeting which buildings †
to completely level next †
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Blown out of context †
any religious text †  
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The Fanatics † †
on both sides of the fence †
don't even care †
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Indiscriminately †
stinging the innocent; †
spraying cans of RAID †
upon insignificant insects †
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The Militants †  
on both sides ot the fence †
don't even care †
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Heartless. Soulless. Evil. †
Doesn't. Care. †
†  
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JohnnyBlaze
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[ Politics ] Hystery Repeating Itself

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You've no choice! † † †  
Must wear a mask! † † †  
Be injected with vaccine!
† † †  
declares Marjorie Taylor Greene † † †  
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Livelihoods forever lost † †  
in 21st Century Holocaust! † † †  
Forced labor induced!
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scares the Propaganda Machine †
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from the podium † † †  
riling up more followers † † † †
all the while heil stepping † †
to a uniformed cause † † †  
† † † †
fitting neatly into this † † †  
crooked X-boxed † † †  
pandemonium of hers † † †  
† † † †
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JohnnyBlaze
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[ Politics ] Uncheney'd

     
She's done gone † †  
against her party's [en]grain[ed] † † †
desperation to support the Big Lie[s] † †  
rather than the overwhelming Truth † †  
† † †
When your time comes in Wyoming † †  
or elsewheres, will you likewise † † †
( anonymously, of course ) † †  
vote your conscience in the booth? † †  
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Will you risk being estranged † †  
from your home-homing on the range † †  
where the elephant rarely plays † †  
nicely anymore with donkeys † †  
or anyone else † †  
( except for men dressed like bison ) † †  
these days? † †  
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There she goes † †  
† † †
She's done † †  
† † †
She's gone † †  
† † †
while the Lawmen insist † †  
that for the sake of herd mentality † †  
he stays on and steers † † †
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Liz Cheney unchained † †  
now sans one deranged † † †
all-hat-and-no-cattle † †  
man's cow'ardly plot † †  
to be the hottest topic † †  
every hour on the hour † †  
for another four years † †  
† †
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JohnnyBlaze
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[ Politics ] Attempt Number Two

in taking the Capitol back
she spews the vitriol
  
---his number one, super †  
duper Shock Trooper †
in action as she tries †
to gain traction with her Uber †
Commander's base through †
repetition of Big Lies †
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Don'ning a red-visored helmut †
shielding her fearmongreling eyes †
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Make America a great place †  
again and again until we get it right!

her battle cries night after night . . . †
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Don'ning the riot gear †
covering her warpanting face †
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Batonning out fake news; †  
the most conspiracy addled nonsense †
you'll ever hear †
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ready to spear anyone in the way †
as she marches under protest †
waving false flags pitchfork poled †
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She spews the vitriol †
taking the Capitol back †
in attempt Number Two †
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And her tiresome shit is getting old †
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MaryWalker
MaryWalker
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[ Girl Power ] The Fifty Yard Line

There are no glass ceilings    
on men's sports teams
---only women whose dreams
shatter from brittling beliefs †
that they can't compete †
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Those who make forward progress †
in the collegiate football arena †
play like a girl with †
as well as against the boys †
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while you continue making noise †
complaining that transgendered †
males are sidelining females †
from achieving their goals †
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If only you and them played †
for love of the game? †
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Not fortune †  
†  
or fame †
 
having a name †
in the record books †
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Shame on you †
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for demanding an entire gender †
be penalized, setting them back †
on the field so far from
the Fifty Yard Line †
that future Sarah Fullers of the world †
bench themselves from ever getting †
black n blues'd and grass stained †
tackling their brothers in backyards †
†  
Thanks a lot for that kick in the balls  


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PsycoticMastermind
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Rat Bastards V. Mus Musculus

As if Nature's fury  
---fire, flood, pandemic---
wasn't enough insult  
piling on the injury  
Australia now under threat;  
houses overrun by  
the mightiest of mouses
---most devaststing plague yet  
upon the land down under  
Is it a systemic attempt  
continued contempt for Humanity?  
The experts begin to wonder . . .  
Harvests at risk of being consumed †
by little whiskered marauders  
A billion dollars worth!  
is the economy doomed?  

Will the Meece inherit the Earth?  

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Magnetron
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[ Politics ] Invasion of the Body Politic Snatchers

  
In the year 2020
1 out of every 4 Republicans
are Republicans no more †
as alien raiding Party implants †
known as QAnon †
burst from the GOP †
uterine conservatory †
writing a presidential ticket of its own †  
in sequel to the story †  
shattering the Trump empire's chance †
of striking back in 2024 †
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That's what happens †  
when you throw stones †
from inside a house of glass †
whitewashing Democrats †
in broad strokes as radical †
and unhinged folks †  
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---crazy bites you in the ass †
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JohnnyBlaze
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[ BLM ] #BlackLivesMassacred

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Yes, it happened † † † † †  
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here in the United States † † † † †
a mere 100 years ago † † † † †  
yet the bulk of Americans † † † † †
are just now learning about it † † † † †
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Oklahoma † † † † †
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Tulsa † † † † †
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Greenwood † † † † †
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---up to 300 Black lives † † † † †  
and billions in wealth † † † † †
by todays standards--- † † † † †
an entire neighborhood † † † † †
erased by jealous people † † † † †
bent on creating a world † † † † †  
where only Whites prosper[ed]; † † † † †
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this dark chapter of our often † † † †  
fairy-taled storybooked nation † † † † †  
about supposedly created equal men † † †
wasn't overlooked, but was instead † † † † †
systematically scribed indelibly † † † † †
with invisible inking † † † † †
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More than ever these days †  
it seems easier for ego †  
to accept whatever appeals most † † † † †
while rejecting the rest † † †  
as if those events never were † † †  
† † †  
or simply revise the Past † † † † †  
with malwared content † † † † †  
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No, the Democrats of 2021 † † † † †
are not of the slave-owning † † † † †
Democratic party of 1863 † † † † †
no matter how many times † † † † †  
you imbecilically repeat history † † † † †
with conflations engineered † † † †
impurely for modern political gains † † † † †
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Ignorance is forgivable † † † † †
† † † † †  
but blatant disregard † † † † †  
for what factually occurred † † † † †
is evil, a breed of stupidity † † † † †
not to be tolerated regardless † † † † †
of when or where † † † † †
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And over there † † † † †  
over there, my father served † † † † †
more than his country † † †  
in a world war fought to put a halt † † †  
to similar strains of virulant † † †
thinking-disease † † † † †
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Yet here we are, here we are † † † †
on another world wide stage; † † † †
the conflict is still ongoing † †  
fraught with omissions †
and inaccuracies† † †  
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Regardless of when or where † † † † †
power is in the knowing † † † † †
that memory remains † † † † †
and Truth will be heard: † † † † †
† † † † †  
#BlackLivesMassacred † † † † †
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JohnnyBlaze
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[2021] The customer is not always right

In fact, some are downright
fucked up in the head
  
We are finding this to be the case more †
often these days as God fearing Christians †
are being sued for refusing to provide †
services to gays and cashiers are shot dead †
for repeating sign language posted on the door: †
MASKS MUST BE WORN INSIDE THIS STORE
to prevent further Covid-19 spread †
†  
We've become a global civilization dwelling †
in a narrow valley of expectation that †
dollars must only be met with satisfaction †
as if every transaction was made equal †

But it goes both ways;  
convenience comes with its own cost †
---selling as well as buying whatever you want †
with no questions asked †
†  
At what price do you find it convenient †
to sell one's livelihood? †  
Freedom? †Integrity?
Soul? †
†  
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