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The Thing I Don’t Like about Brooklyn…



The thing I don’t like about Brooklyn is the population of liberals.

People dying of AIDS and drugs

Who are convinced that their view of the East River

Is the only one.

They are too cocky for me.

They stick their opinions into you like an ideological erection.

I want to hang their self-righteousness from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Never have I seen such a crowd

Who does nothing for the good of mankind but announce

Their intentions to benefit us by rhetoric and chatter.

When I die and get to heaven

I hope that it does not remind me of Brooklyn

And that I am not confronted by Obama behind a teleprompter

Pretending that he is God,

A devil fooling his flock of idiots into burning with ignorance

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About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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