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Saturday, 10 December 2011

An American Autumn

the Arab Spring used to birth an American Autumn,
restless youth not yet overwhelmed with creating a life,
flow from the fringe to the center of the financial world,
voices raised without fear of dying,
the American youth,
less victims,
more comfortable in the role of tyrant,
demands made,
redistribution of wealth important,
wealth can not be created by just anyone.

© Douglas Polk

Arab Spring and American autumn
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Douglas is a poet from Nebraska. He has published three books of poetry; In My Defense, The Defense Rests, and On Appeal.

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