The Closest Thing

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The Closest Thing

Post by audiofool » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:10 am

This is not a protest
it's only a release
with warm regards
to the thought police

for the risible act
of standing apart
they gave me a medal
and a purplish heart

they told me to behave
like someone half my age
nonconformity now
it's all the rage

the whistle blowers
they're calling the tune
the libertarian dish ran away
with the socialist spoon

in this land of freedom
we are equal
in the eyes of the law
in my imagination
these are the best days
no one ever saw

budget surpluses
up to our itching ears
in a stroke of genius
we've waylayed all our fears

the department of placidity's
reporting peace in our time
the leading indicators
like our hopes continually climb

this is the closest thing
to paradise
this side of the grave
is it really worth
the asking price?
reality is opportunity's slave

I'll polish all my ornaments
the silver and the gold
the future is my fortune
the past is now on hold

blissfully unaware
plodding cheerfully on
the once-great republic falls
to the age-old empire's con.

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