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A Poem to President Bush

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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 11:54 AM
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To President Bush by Anonymous.




Patient and steady with all he must bear,
Ready to meet every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real.
Isn't afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn't conform to the usual mould,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight won't do,
Never backs down when he sees what is true,
Tells it all straight, and means it all too.

Going forward and knowing he's right,
Even when doubted for why he would fight,
Over and over he makes his case clear,
Reaching to touch the ones who won't hear.
Growing in strength he won't be unnerved,
Ever assuring he'll stand by his word.

Wanting the world to join his firm stand,

Bracing for war, but praying for peace,
Using his power so evil will cease,
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must.


An interesting, strange, and conspiracy type poem seems to just "appear" in textbooks in Pakistan during a time when good publicity is needed for the US-Pakistan relations. Funny how nobody seems to know how it got into the textbooks in the first place. Seems like some subtle mind-bending and marketing going on.

I guess the Christians In Action are teaching in schools now.


Pakistan's government is to remove a poem from a school textbook after it emerged the first letters of each line spelt out "President George W Bush".

The anonymous poem, called The Leader, appeared in a recent English-language course book for 16 year-olds.

Critics say it praises Mr Bush. Its rhyming couplets describe someone "solid as steel, strong in his faith".

Officials cannot explain how the poem entered the curriculum. Pupils are being told to ignore it.

The textbook is due to be reprinted next year.

news.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 11:57 AM
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Then on Monday they said it may have been downloaded from the internet by a textbook writer, and later approved for publication by the curriculum committee.


Sounds more like it was written by a conservative backer of Bush. As it says that it was downloaded from the internet. Go figure.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 12:28 PM
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George Bush needs a drastic makeover before he resembles the person the poem is about.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 12:45 PM
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Excellent find and commentary ZZZ.


Christians In Action, indeed.


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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 01:10 PM
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Oh brother! How about somebody here writes the music to accompany this one?




posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 01:16 PM
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I could have read that poem a thousand times and never figured out that if you take the first letter from each line and put them together it spells "George W Bush". How does somebody spot that?

Besides that, knowing it was about Dubya, if I were to read that poem a thousand times I would barf all over myself.

Peace



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 02:05 PM
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This seems like the work of the public relations firm hired by the pentagon to write favorable "news" to place in Iraqi newspapers.
Or maybe the Pakistani officials really like the foreign aid they receive so...

OK dgtempe Iv'e started the music accompanyment; should it be the blues or zippity do dah?



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 02:25 PM
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Wow, it's both beautiful and inspiring!

* prints it out, hangs it on wall *

Thanks!



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
This seems like the work of the public relations firm hired by the pentagon to write favorable "news" to place in Iraqi newspapers.
Or maybe the Pakistani officials really like the foreign aid they receive so...

OK dgtempe Iv'e started the music accompanyment; should it be the blues or zippity do dah?
I think the blues would be great...It would make one heck of a podcast!



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 10:08 PM
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I believe the blues would go great with that poem. Somebody fire up some Coltrane!



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 10:12 PM
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I like it. It is both brilliant and touching. The world will long remember GW Bush as being one of the greatest Presidents. When all his easily lampooned frailties have been forgotten, it is his fortitude that will live. We'll see how long the world remembers his detractors.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 10:15 PM
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Grady, such greatness will be rewarded in the afterlife without a doubt


Hang on for the song, it should make a grown man weep.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 10:19 PM
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Oh dude, that was funny. The Christians In Action, huh? Yeah, I think they're little school teachers, they just have a Swiss Army knife & a suicide pill in their pockets, instead of an apple from Johnny the teachers pet.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 10:24 PM
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Oh My God, I just read the rest of the posts on this one, & I can't stop laughing, the tears won't stop either from laughing so hard.

Yeah, I think if I read that a 1,000 times, I'd puke too.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 10:49 PM
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It is not every man who has the courage to stand up against evil. I can only say that I shudder to think what our nation would be like today if the likes of Al Gore, Howard Dean or John Kerry had been the President on 9/11. I think the hysterical and the faint of heart will never understand true greatness. A true genius is rarely reconized in his own time.

"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." --Jonathan Swift



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Wow, it's both beautiful and inspiring!

Patient and steady with all he must bear,
Ready to meet every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real.
Isn't afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn't conform to the usual mould,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight won't do,
Never backs down when he sees what is true,
Tells it all straight, and means it all too.

Going forward and knowing he's right,
Even when doubted for why he would fight,
Over and over he makes his case clear,
Reaching to touch the ones who won't hear.
Growing in strength he won't be unnerved,
Ever assuring he'll stand by his word.

Wanting the world to join his firm stand,

Bracing for war, but praying for peace,
Using his power so evil will cease,
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must.


Thanks!


DJ, here it is with the MAN himself..LOL
I think I'll make some calendars for everyone..



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 11:03 PM
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omg...

i just threw up in my mouth a little.



-UnterMir



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
DJ, here it is with the MAN himself..LOL
I think I'll make some calendars for everyone..


Big idea:

T-Shirt!!!!

I have some of those iron-on t-shirt papers. I think I'll make one with Bush's pic on the front and this lovely poem on the back. I'm sure it will make me very popular here on the upper west side.



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 11:23 PM
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Excellent idea DJ..

umm. does Fruit of the loom make anything in Kevlar?



posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 11:28 PM
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Please dj don't wear that t-shirt in public on the upper west side.
Just show some cajones and go down to the village and show us what you're made of.

Adios



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