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awake at night -- Evolution Of Insanity
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I awake

in the middle

of the night.

I cannot sleep;

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something's not quite right.

I try to sleep,

but wheels spin

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and words begin

to spill out again.

And so I rise,

it's 2:03

I take a pee

and make some tea.

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The TV's on

I fell asleep.

I sigh

and take a wary peek:

Donald Trump

has won the race

I hear them bray,

tho how he won

they will not say.

How much did he win by?

Oh , he lost by 2 million

but that's not the system,

which is really reptilian.

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We often call the loser

the winner...it's a tradition

going back to the slave days

when people were property

and democracy was sedition.

Then why do we honor

a tool of the masters?

Wasn't slavery a total disaster?

Well, yes, that is true

and yes, we are screwed

but it's all very legal

tho hardly legit

but that's how we roll.

That's how we slit

the throat of the People,

and that's how we troll.

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How can there be consent

when elections are overturned;

isn't that a coup?

with Democracy burned

to the ground

when the Loser is crowned?

Ah, dreamer, you dream.

It's not worth a scream.

We're screwed and you know it

and so it's legit

if you don't overthrow it,

and that's not allowed

by the ruling crowd.

It's now 2:08.

The anchors are saying

there's no use in praying

or raising your voice:

the loser has won

by Electoral choice.

Who are these people

who reverse the vote?

Isn't that rather cutthroat?

Who are these sheep

saying Trump was elected?

When the vote total says

he was roundly rejected?

Who are these pundits

who claim Trump has won?

You don't need a gun,

to reverse the election.

You just need to hear

that there's been a correction.

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And what could go wrong,

when Bush took out Gore, by

losing the vote? He took us straight, or crooked,

to war.

What could go wrong when the loser prevails?

Who can complain when democracy fails?

Blame the People, burn the steeple, curse

the sheeple. It's their fault they lost

by winning, I mean. We're deep

in the rabbit hole, where dwell

the sheep...........

where 2 plus 2 is 9

and voting's a crime

repaired by a group

out of the loop

and if you complain

you are to blame

for winning a race that goes

to the loser.

Tyrants rule without consent.

Thus our will is totally bent

in the opposite direction of our

actual election,

on the theory that the people's

vote requires correction.

This is the view

of the largest slave owners,

who gave us a system controlled

by rich donors

and a College that meets

to reverse the vote.

If you must, take a note.

And the losers gloat:

We won, we won, so

Go f*ck yourself,

you and your vote!

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It's 3: 01.

I really can't sleep.

Trump must be tweeting

trashing the press,

which could hardly do less

than tell us he won,

tho the facts say he didn't

if you read the fine print.

Now what?

You ask.

Lipstick on a pig?

Unrig the rig?

Stand up and fight?

Cower in fright?

Bite the bullet?

Stay out of sight?

What can we do

if we don't say NO MORE!?

We can't do sh*t

if we don't even the score.

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Doggerel's useless

in the middle of the night

but this is all I've got,

to assert the right

to overthrow a Tyrant

and end the blight.

Leave a comment

if you think I'm right.

United we stand;

divided we bite.

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