The Truth of the Night

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This is something i kinda just came up with. It's about the war and the president--mostly metaphorical.

In the truth of the night,
People can see,
What can’t be seen in the day.
In the truth of the night,
People will hear,
What they didn’t want to say.
In the truth of the night,
You’re all alone,
With your misery and your lies,
In the truth of the night,
Truth will be shown,
And you’ll hear the many cries.
Cries of fury,
Cries of hate,
Cries of things that couldn’t wait.
Cries of loss,
And cries of pain,
Falling faster than the rain.
Cries of fear and cries of war,
Cries of victims on the floor.
Cries of them,
And cries of me,
Do you think you’ll ever see?
See what you’ve done,
See what you’ve caused?
Do you know what this country’s lost?
I don’t think you want to hear,
The cries of pain and cries of fear.
I don’t think you want to see,
The victims falling to their knees.
So now what are you going to say?
That you’ve destroyed the U.S.A.?
You’ll never admit, to your lies,
Because you never want to hear our cries.
You’ll never admit you’ve caused us pain.
And we’ll never shield you from the rain.

Submitted: July 08, 2008

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Grrr. why isn't this WORKING?!?!?!?!

Tue, July 8th, 2008 9:19pm

Amans Verba

wow that poem was really good. very well-written. i love your verse lengths and how you rhymed them. and it definitely makes a clear statement about our country's current situation. *sigh* sometimes i think that no matter who gets elected next, they are going to be walking into so much of a mess that they are going to be completely disliked by the country no matter what they do about it.

Wed, July 9th, 2008 12:21am


Thanks:) I completely agree with you.

Tue, July 8th, 2008 5:41pm

Amans Verba

P.S. is whatever wasn't working before working now?

Wed, July 9th, 2008 12:22am


Oh, yeah. The poem would show up in my index when I was just on my profile, you know. But when I looked at my public profile, it wouldn't be there...

Tue, July 8th, 2008 5:42pm


It's a good poem. I enjoyed it and it makes sense.

Wed, July 9th, 2008 12:41am



Tue, July 8th, 2008 5:43pm

Vehement Emotions

damn straight
flowed nicely
iv always thought this country is fucked up

Wed, July 9th, 2008 1:41am


You're absolutely right. I'm glad you agree.

Tue, July 8th, 2008 8:34pm


I like the poem. It was very cool. I disagree with you that everything is Bush's fault (don't get me wrong, he's a moron and a terrible president), but Congress keeps approving everything. Although what they approve starts with Bush...Then again, I could argue with myself for hours about the political aspects of it.
You did a great job getting your message across, and it had a wonderful...sounds good-ness...
Of course, every candidate right now is also an evil moron, so no doubt you'll be able write something else great like this again.

Wed, July 9th, 2008 3:57pm


thanks:) and, yeah, you're right... It's really unfortunate that I will be able to:(

Wed, July 9th, 2008 9:26am


You can really write! I love it, actually it reflects most of the things we do at night,(Secrets). Keep it up.

Thu, July 10th, 2008 4:49pm


teeheehee:) Thanks!

Thu, July 10th, 2008 11:12am


It really speaks about how much pain George Bush has caused.

Thu, July 10th, 2008 8:39pm



Thu, July 10th, 2008 1:41pm


Outstanding really..I like your style. And great job making a not so happy topic sound so good. Really well done. Really really.

Sat, July 12th, 2008 11:01pm


thanks so much:)

Sat, July 12th, 2008 4:05pm


This poem really spoke to me, especially as im not usually into politics etc.
Really, really liked it!

Fri, July 18th, 2008 7:10pm


Awesome! I'm glad you liked it:) Thanks!

Fri, July 18th, 2008 12:28pm

Alice In Wonderland

You have a nice style. Dats cool. nice job!

Sat, July 19th, 2008 11:17pm



Sat, July 19th, 2008 5:19pm


Enjoyed it thoroughly. Very moving and thought provoking. Keep it up!

Wed, July 23rd, 2008 1:43pm


sweetness:) thanks!

Wed, July 23rd, 2008 10:12am

Deema Azir

Nice work. Of course it's a shame so many people neglect Bush's right-hand man, The Vice President Dick Chaney aka, Dr. Evil. That guy, in alot of ways, is every bit as guilty as Bush.

Thu, July 24th, 2008 10:01pm


hmmm. maybe someone should write a hate poem about him... ;o thanks:)

Thu, July 24th, 2008 8:14pm

Kshitij Sharma

Awesome,Awesome! Thats the kind of poetry I like. Cold, Dark and Dangerously Descriptive :-)

Tue, August 5th, 2008 6:51am


*grins from ear to ear* wow. thank you so so much!

Mon, August 4th, 2008 11:57pm


I must say a very good piece, and how sad that it rings do true, we have two men, Bush and Cheney who basically destroyed all this Nation was built on, in eight short years, now we have 2 canidates and their runningmates who show no promise at all, and all four of them are rife with scandal and continuly sling mud at one another or lie, and thanks to the media, the whole damn election has become something like a realty t.v. popularity contest show.

God help us and the world, when it comes to whoever runs this nation after November.

Mon, September 22nd, 2008 8:02am


Yes, I completely agree with you. America is basically screwing itself over again and again.

Thanks for reading:) I'm glad you liked it

Mon, September 22nd, 2008 1:48pm


Ok well to start with the poem itself. I really really liked this. Being a republican who DOESNT hate Bush, and a mother of a son who spent last year in Iraq, I read this not even realizing people were attributing it to his administration. I read it from a different point of view I guess. When you used the word "you" I assumed you ment like, all government and all people. Or basically anyone in power. I stand by what I said, I really liked this. I was moved by it and I think it was written well.

Sat, October 4th, 2008 2:54am


thank you:) yeah, i guess it could also be the government in general. :)

thanks again!

Fri, October 3rd, 2008 7:58pm

Nicholas Watson

I liked it. Very well written and a good flow. :-) I like your poems. Really do. Hope you can get some time out to read some of mine. ;-o

Sun, October 5th, 2008 2:25pm


Thanks! I'll definately check out some of yours:)

Sun, October 5th, 2008 8:31am

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