Date: 2017-03-17 07:46
The black man, forgotten, in poverty dying,
The poor man, the sick man, with children crying,
The soldier abroad and the mother who waits,
The without work or behind prison gates,
The veterans, wounded, all welcome the crowd
That fights for the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod!
Is there man left in Scotland, without base alloy,
Who remembers the Wallace, the Bruce, or Rob Roy?
Or have five hundred years of a blasphemous lie
Robbed your manhood of might that you lay down and die?
Get up and walk free, all ye brave men and proud!
Long life to the Domhnall, the best of MacLeod!
I was wondering about that one too Is it standard to just call any elected official you dislike a 8775 tyrant with ill-gotten power 8776 ?
After the play, Neil has given a wonderful performance and Keating compliments him by stating, "Neil. Neil. You have the gift. What a performance You left even me speechless. You have to stay with- " and then Mr. Perry appears. Neil's success in the play soon becomes a tragedy and his father tells him that he is withdrawing him from Welton, and sending him to military school, a place that defies individualistic values. Neil kills himself that night.
He says "Come on, Chris. Just give me one chance. If you don't like me after tonight, I'll stay away forever. I promise. You come with me tonight. And then, if you don't want to see me again, I swear I'll bow out." Eventually Chris walks away from him and then turns to face him. "You are so infuriating." Chris gestures for Knox to follow her. Charlie does a little twirl as he joins her and puts his arm around her. They walk away.
As you say, 8775 [w]e 8767 re still allowed to have opinions. 8776 But it would be nice if the Wonkette crowd could show a bit more class as they share those opinions with us.
Amen, Gene in LA. Rather common for dictators and despots to hire court troubadours to sing their praises. Just one more part of the propaganda machine. Alas, as always, Trump demonstrates his lack of character and class by having a poem about him rather than the greatness of this nation or people.
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Great job! I feel your poetry is very evocative and conveys a feeling, or sensibility, really well. Regretfully I see many negative comments. If people are moved by a poem and engage with it and get a true feeling of what the poem expresses, the poet has done their job. It is not neccessary that the reader shares the same political persuasion. Its also not neccessary for art to be a echo chamber for our pre existing views )
For example, at lunch when Keating is sitting beside another teacher, McAllister, who happened to witness the tearing of the Pritchard section of the poetry book, McAllister comments that the class was "very fascinating, misguided as it was" Keating asserts that the issue is freethinking, which McAllister questions. Then Keating hits a weak spot saying, "Funny, I never pegged you as a cynic." McAllister then defends himself as a realist not a cynic, citing a poem "Show me the heart unfettered by foolish dreams, and I'll show you a happy man." Keating's romantic response with his own poem leaves McAllister somewhat reflective. His reply is, "But only in their dreams can man be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be."