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malaise

(271,746 posts)
30. Check this one - from a friend
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 07:46 PM
Feb 2023

ChatGPT composed a poem for you using my prompts! With Apologies to Edgar Allan Poe.


Once upon a midnight dreary,
Politicians sat, weak and weary,
Pondering solutions to the gun control fight,
While the country's youth died night after night.

Suddenly there came a tapping,
As if someone gently rapping,
Rapping at the chamber door,
It was the raven, nothing more.

He spoke of the children's fears,
And the parents' endless tears,
Of the carnage wrought by guns,
And the politicians' empty puns.

Yet they still refused to act,
Their inaction was a brutal fact,
As the raven perched above,
Watching over the land he loved.

"Nevermore," he solemnly cried,
As the politicians brushed aside,
The calls for change and the people's pleas,
Leaving the land to suffer and bleed.

And the raven still sits there,
A symbol of the country's despair,
As the guns continue to take their toll,
And the politicians sell their souls.

So heed the raven's warning cry,
And let not the children die,
Demand change, and take a stand,
Or face the raven's eternal demand:
"Nevermore."

Yep. FM123 Feb 2023 #1
Good for him! I'm glad some elected officials are pushing back against (100% worthless) prayers. Sky Jewels Feb 2023 #2
The "thoughts and prayers" response.... SergeStorms Feb 2023 #5
Exactly. Sky Jewels Feb 2023 #17
Feelings Matter. czarjak Feb 2023 #3
America is a GUN ... aggiesal Feb 2023 #4
Dayum! calimary Feb 2023 #9
Feb 17, 2016: British poet Brian Bilston, aka the "poet laureate of Twitter" tweeted it NullTuples Feb 2023 #12
Thanks! I'll check. calimary Feb 2023 #23
Here are a couple of links. ... aggiesal Feb 2023 #16
Excellent! Thanks! calimary Feb 2023 #20
Check this one - from a friend malaise Feb 2023 #30
This. NewHendoLib Feb 2023 #10
Bowling for Columbine - Happiness Is a Warm Gun montage (Warning: Graphic) GGoss Feb 2023 #13
K&R Boomerproud Feb 2023 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Boomerproud Feb 2023 #19
Ever hear about the guy who prayed every single day to win the lottery? JMCKUSICK Feb 2023 #6
I've been saying that for years. Aristus Feb 2023 #7
That's their plan IronLionZion Feb 2023 #14
Don't wanna hear about your thoughts and prayers. calimary Feb 2023 #8
sorry if this is getting old the last decade but MSU and UM support 18 NRA talk radio stations certainot Feb 2023 #11
I've noticed crossover between RW talk radio hosts and sports broadcasters, too. maxsolomon Feb 2023 #22
imo a lot of republican dysfunction and fracturing relates to his absence. they miss him big time certainot Feb 2023 #27
May they never find an adequate replacement. maxsolomon Feb 2023 #28
Well, the important part is you found a way to feel superior Act_of_Reparation Feb 2023 #25
really.... you keep up the thoughts and prayers eh? certainot Feb 2023 #26
That's a very nuanced position you've taken. Act_of_Reparation Feb 2023 #29
it's beyond me how you get to your initial comment. certainot Feb 2023 #31
How about the fundamental qualities of basic human decency? Act_of_Reparation Feb 2023 #33
Post removed Post removed Feb 2023 #34
While rightly acknowledging the outrage, sarisataka Feb 2023 #15
Kudos to Rep. Ranjeev Puri for saying what must be said Hekate Feb 2023 #21
+1 Mr. Sparkle Feb 2023 #24
Today's mass shooting is in El Paso. dsharp88 Feb 2023 #32
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