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Obama Changed the Country

The Country Changed
When Obama was elected the mood of the country changed
From serious to eclipsed polarity.
The hatred hidden,
The hostility in a cusp of shadow.
Divisiveness hung like a ripped flag above our heads
And our President aspired for his face
On a mug
But never on Mt. Rushmore.
“North by Northwest,”
There is danger when our President tries to be Jimmy Hendrix
Rather than Gary Grant.
The Liberals back Obama because they hate blacks
And don’t want to admit it.
They want to seem open-minded to hide their prejudice.
The liberals are weak like a loose tooth in an alligator
That bites its own foot and finds his accomplishment floating
In the stream beside his reverse bias.
Progressives find themselves in car crashes on closed race tracks.
They don’t know how to drive straight.
They are what they want to believe when belief is deceptive oil.

Check for David Lawrence’s book of poems—“Lane Changes.”

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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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